Assistant Professor in Organismal Biology

United Arab Emirates (AE)
18 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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

Assistant Professor in Organismal Biology (316100) 

Job Description     
Assistant professor in Organismal Biology The Department of Biology at UAE University is looking for an Organismal Biologist - at the level of Assistant Professor - working on any organismal group with strong background in ecological data analysis. Any other fields related to environmental informatics will also be considered. We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong mathematical/statistical and computing background who have experience in developing, modifying, and implementing novel methodologies to extract and integrate information from large biological, chemical, ecological, and/or geospatial datasets. Strong GIS/RS experience as it relates to organismal biology are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates whose research leverages these datasets to improve our mechanistic and/or biological understanding of populations, communities, and/or ecosystems.

The Biology Department of UAE University is a research-active department with strengths in ecological and molecular research areas. The Biology Department hosts a Bachelor of Science program (with three tracks), two M.Sc. programs and two Ph.D. Programs. Details of the current research of the department as well as the curricula may be found at https://cos.uaeu.ac.ae/en/departments/biology/index.shtml.  

The successful applicant will be expected to teach in a number of organismal biology or ecology courses, including courses at the Graduate levels; develop a research program in his/her area of expertise, acquiring competitive grants from internal and external sources; and contribute towards services at the departmental, college or university levels as directed by the Head of the Department. 

Minimum Qualification     

Preferred Qualification     

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience     
Assistant Professor 

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

Division     College of Science - (COS) 

Department     Biology - (COS) 

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