Instructor, University College, Department of English and Writing Studies

Abu Dhabi/Dubai, United Arab Emirates
30 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job: Instructors- University College- Department of English and Writing Studies- Abu Dhabi and Dubai - UAE- August 2020              


The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 10500 undergraduate and 1500 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. The University expects its graduates to be proficient in English, Arabic, the use of computing technology, and both qualitative and quantitative 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 and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.

The Department 

The Department of English and Writing Studies is one of four departments within University College. Through its innovative general education core curriculum, University College offers students a high-quality, foundational program, designed to prepare them for their future majors and professional careers.  The experience instills in the students a desire for lifelong learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and engenders critical thinking. The General Education Program initiates the baccalaureate careers of all ZU students and has as its goal to build students’ understanding of their relationship with the world and to equip them to be successful at the University, in their professions and in their personal lives through an integrated, skill-rich, interdisciplinary core curriculum.

The Department of English and Writing Studies is currently responsible for providing instruction to students to help them improve their written and oral English language skills. Faculty in the department help develop the English language competency of students in the general education program. Departmental instruction ensures that students meet the University’s standards on the use of the English language at entry into the baccalaureate program. The department has the primary responsibility for delivering the Zayed University Learning Outcomes for the beginning use of the English language by all its graduates.

The Opportunity

The Department of English and Writing Studies is seeking Master’s level instructors with terminal degrees in English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or TEFL and who will be able to contribute to teaching English composition to non-native speakers of English. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and be conversant in English as a Second Language pedagogies in composition. Candidates will demonstrate excellence in student-centered teaching, and they will be committed to ensuring student success. We seek faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching the University’s core curriculum and are advocates of general education as understood in the US model of education. 

Candidates will be familiar with a composition curriculum for second language learners; they will value teaching introductory-level writing courses and will be expected to contribute to an ongoing process of curricular revision. The teaching load at Zayed University is established at five courses per semester for instructors. Teaching in University College is a unique opportunity to join a progressive college that is actively working to enhance the education of young people in one of the world’s most dynamic nations. 

Candidates are urged to visit University College’s website at:

The Requirements

  • Master’s degree in English, Applied Linguistics, TEFL, or a related teaching discipline.
  • Commitment to innovative language development pedagogies and student-centered learning.
  • Experience in working with second-language learners or in international contexts is essential.
  • Relevant baccalaureate-level teaching experience and active research interests.
  • Experience with multi-section university-level language development courses.

The Benefits

The university offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To Apply

Visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, please attach a cover letter, a current CV, attested terminal degree, transcripts, names and contact details of three professional references, teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and teaching evaluations.  Please note that successful candidates will be required to obtain degree equivalency from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin immediately for an appointment in August 2020. Applicants will be contacted only if they are short-listed and selected for an interview.

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