Adjunt Faculty, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Islamic World Studies Department

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
05 May 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type
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 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 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 College

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is comprised of three departments – the Department of Social Sciences, the Department of International Studies, the Department of Islamic World Studies, and the Department of Legal 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; MA Diplomacy and International Affairs and  MA Judicial Studies. The Department of Islamic World Studies, in particular, serves the needs of ZU students in the university’s general education program and later in the majors through the teaching of Islamic Civilization and Emirates Studies courses. In addition, the Department offers some advanced Islamic Studies courses.

The Opportunity

CHSS seeks qualified candidates to teach courses within the field of Islamic civilization and Emirates studies in the university’s general education program as well as more advanced Islamic Studies courses for majors’ students which focus on such topics as Islamic law and Culture and Contemporary Muslim Societies. Candidates. candidates who are capable to teach in English are more desirable.

In addition to teaching and scholarly requirements, faculty are expected to provide service to the College and to the University; to participate in the development, evaluation and revision of the college curriculum; to participate in the implementation of assessment of major learning outcomes; and actively engage in research activities leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles and/or books in their area of specialization. Faculty liaise extensively with external constituents to further the mission of the University within the community

The Requirements

Successful candidates will fully meet the expectations for the position, which include:

  • A Ph.D. in Islamic Studies (Usul al-din, Usul al-fiqh, Ethics, History of Arabic Sciences and Philosophy or any related discipline).
  • A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching
  • Dedication to curricular innovation
  • Record of professional accomplishment including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations
  • Commitment to a sustained research program and interest in collaboration with other Faculty
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate web-based and/or digital technology in the classroom
  • Willingness to provide service to the University and the College
  • Experience with graduate programs would be an asset
  • Proven capacity to teach both native and non-native Arabic speakers
  • Familiarity, and prior experience with, the US model of general education is desirable

To Apply

In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, the names and contact details of three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of scholarly and creative interests

Review Process

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled

Currency   AED

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