Assistant/Associate Professor in Physical Education

United Arab Emirates (AE)
25 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: UAE

Organization Name:   United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) 

About University:    United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE. 

In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked #5 in the Arab World and #350 worldwide. 

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand.  UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence. 

Job Category     Academic - Faculty

Job Type     Permanent 

Job Description
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) invites applications for a faculty position. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain an internally and/or externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, publish his/her research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAEU. The application package should include a cover letter, a detailed resume, a brief description of the current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, and courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Job Description:
The responsibilities of an exercise physiologist include: conducting stress tests, using electrocardiograph(EKG) machines. Demonstrating correct use of exercise equipment or performance of exercise routines, developing exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirement. Explain exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants. Interpret exercise program participant data to evaluate progress of identify needed program changes. Measures amount of fat in body, using such equipment as hydrostatic scale, skinfold calipers, and tape measure, to assess body composition. Measures oxygen consumption and lung functioning, using spirometer. Performs routine laboratory test of blood samples for cholesterol level and glucose tolerance, or interprets test results. Prescribe individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles. Provide clinical oversight of exercise for participants at all risk levels. Recommend methods to increase lifestyle physical activity. Teach courses or seminars related to exercise or diet for patients, athletes, or community groups. Assess physical performance requirements to aid in the development of individualized recovery or rehabilitation exercise programs. Calibrate exercise or testing equipment. Educate athletes or coaches on techniques to improve athletic performance such as heart rate monitoring, recovery techniques, hydration strategies, or training limits. Evaluate staff performance in leading group exercise or conducting diagnostic tests. Interview participants to obtain medical history or assess participant goals. Mentor or train staff to lead group exercise. Order or recommend diagnostic procedures such as stress tests, drug screenings, or urinary tests. Plan or conduct exercise physiology research projects. Present exercise knowledge, program information or research study findings at professional meetings of conferences. Provide emergency or other appropriate medical care to participants with symptoms or signs of physical distress. Supervise maintenance of exercise or exercise testing equipment. Teach behavior modification classes related to topics such as stress management, or weight control. Teach group exercise for low, medium, or high risk clients to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning. 

Minimum Qualification   
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the applicable field. The ability to teach undergraduate courses is a must. 

Preferred Qualification   

  • Ph.D. in exercise physiology 

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience     
Assistant/Associate or Full Professor in Exercise Physiology 

Special Instructions to Applications     
Please submit your application online at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/index.jsp

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