ZAYED UNIVERSITY

Faculty, Journalism/Mass Communication/Media

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted
12 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University:

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500 undergraduate and 500 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life.The University expects its graduates to be competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills.

English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.
The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living, its tolerance of other cultures and societies, its safety and family-friendly environment.

The Department/College:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is comprised of three departments – the Department of Social Sciences, the Department of Arabic Language, and the Department of Islamic World Studies –that contribute to the University‘s general education program as well  as the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs that include:  BA International Studies; BA Emirati Studies; MA Diplomacy and International Affairs; MA Judicial Studies; and Executive Masters in Public Administration.  The Department of Arabic Language, in particular, serves the needs of ZU students through the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic for native and non-native students so they can become fully competent in using Arabic in academic and professional settings. The Department also offers a minor in Arabic for Media.

The Opportunity:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is seeking fulltime faculty who will be able to teach in its general education curriculum,and support the Arabic language needs of other programs across the University. The main responsibilities include teaching Arabic media courses in the minor as well as professional writing in Arabic for academic or professional purposes.

The Requirements:

A Ph.D. in Journalism/Mass Communication/Media, with research expertise and/or experience in Arabic media is required, as well as: prior College/University teaching experience; evidence of teaching and research excellence; use of technology; and demonstrated commitment to working with faculty teams in multi-section courses. Fluency in English is compulsory. Familiarity, and prior experience with, the US model of general education is desirable.

The Benefits:

The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries, housing ,furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply:

Please visit our web site www.zu.ac.ae and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

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