Instructor in Mass communication

United Arab Emirates (AE)
18 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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 Title: Instructor in Mass communication (309990)

Job Description: The Fine Arts Minor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University, in Al Ain, UAE invites applications for an instructor/lecturer in Studio Art, Visual Studies. The purpose of this appointment is to bring to the university a mid-career scholar with a substantial record of academic and professional activity. The area of specialization required is modern and contemporary Visual Culture, Art and Society, Methods and Practices of Curating, with an ability to teach all or some foundation courses such as photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. The position is available as a full time contract appointment, starting in January 2019. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of scholarly research and curatorial practice. Courses taught by the instructor/lecturer, include but are not limited to: all or some foundation courses such as photography, drawing, painting and sculpture, Art & Society, Art & Islamic Society, Art Criticism, Intro to Visual Studies. Opportunities to collaborate with and curate exhibitions at UAEU or at local venues are available, and a teaching course might take the form of producing a local exhibition with the assistance of students. The course load is 5 courses (15 credits) per semester in addition to organizing on campus, along with students, the Visual Arts Annual Student Exhibition. The language of instruction is English. Please, submit the following application materials: Letter of interest, Teaching Philosophy, Curriculum Vitae, website/link of your work and your students work, and Curatorial portfolio (if relevant). 

Minimum Qualification: The applicant must hold a MFA or terminal degree in Studio Arts, Fine Arts, Visual Culture/Studies, Curatorial Studies or a relevant field, and have experience as a scholar, curator or teacher at least 2 years in the college level. Industrial and professional experience is a plus. 

Preferred Qualification: MFA or terminal degree in Studio Arts, Fine Arts, Visual Culture/Studies, Curatorial Studies or a relevant field.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience: Experience as a scholar, curator or teacher for at least 2 years at the college or University level. Industrial and professional experience is a plus. 

Special Instructions to Applications: Candidates should apply through the University website (https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/search.jsp)

Division: College of Humanities & Social Science CHSS)

Department: Mass Communication - (CHSS)

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