UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor in Food Science

Location
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Posted
19 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2019
Ref
309090
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 Food Science (309090)

Job Description     
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION The Food Science Department, College of Food and Agriculture at the United Arab Emirates University, invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in Food Safety at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor with primary research and secondary teaching responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate must develop a competitive and internationally visible research program in food safety/hygiene with due emphasis on microbiological and toxicological safety. Impact of the latter on food quality, food preservation and public health are aspects of interest within the food safety perspective. Close interaction with stakeholders and industry and collaboration with national/regional organization is expected. High quality original research publications from the conducted research work in reputed international journals is an expectation. The successful candidate must develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including but not limited to, Food safety risk assessment, Epidemiology of Foodborne Illness, HACCP, Food safety management systems, and related courses, and supervise undergraduate/graduate students and research trainees. 

Minimum Qualification     
Ph.D. in Food Safety, Food Hygiene, Food Microbiology or a related field. Experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in these disciplines is required. A track record of mentoring graduate students, evidence of impactful publications and extramural grants, and ability to successfully collaborate with research groups internally and externally are essential. 

Preferred Qualification     
Experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in these disciplines is required. A track record of mentoring graduate students, evidence of impactful publications and extramural grants, and ability to successfully collaborate with research groups internally and externally are essential. 

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience     
SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. UAEU offers excellent benefits in the form of tax-free salary, housing, health benefits, education allowance for children, paid summer break, and return ticket for the family once a year to country of permanent residence.

APPLICATION
Please submit as a single PDF file the following:

  • A Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent with background and qualifications and work philosophy
  • A statement of research accomplishments and interests
  • A statement describing teaching experiences
  • Names and contact information (email) of 3-4 references (letters will be requested after first screening of applications) All application materials must be submitted online at http://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae

Special Instructions to Applications     
All enquiries may be sent to cfa-recruitment@uaeu.ac.ae and Candidates should apply through the University website (https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/search.jsp)

Division     College of Food & Agriculture-(CFA) 

Department     Food Science - (CFA)