Instructor, University College, Department of Science, Math, and Technology

Abu Dhabi/Dubai, United Arab Emirates
05 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 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. 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 qualitative and 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 and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment. 

The Department

The Department of Science, Math, and Technology (SMT) is one of five departments within University College. Through its innovative general education common core curriculum, University College offers students a high-quality, foundational, liberal-arts program, designed to prepare them for their future majors and professional careers. The General Education experience instills in the students a desire for lifelong learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and engenders critical thinking. SMT courses emphasize quantitative reasoning and comprehensive use of information technologies in order to develop students’ scientific, numeric and technological literacy.  In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty are expected to have a consistent pace of engagement with their discipline/profession and to become active members of the University and College community.  

The Opportunity

The Department of Science, Math, and Technology invites applications for faculty to teach introductory science courses in Environment and Health on both the Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses, with appointments starting in August 2020. We seek faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching the University’s core curriculum and are ardent advocates of general education as understood in the US model of education. 

Candidates will be familiar with a quantitative reasoning-based curriculum and will value teaching 100 level courses, including an introductory level science course; they are committed to their discipline and will stay abreast in their field. They will be inclined to contribute to an ongoing process of curricular revision and learning assessment. 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 mathematical, scientific and computing education of young people in one of the world’s most dynamic nations. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in student-centered teaching and will be committed to ensuring student success.

Please visit University College’s website at:

The Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health/Nutrition, Biology, or related field from an accredited university;
  • A record of successful baccalaureate-level teaching;
  • Evidence of commitment to excellence in classroom teaching and student-centered learning;
  • Familiarity with, and an interest in, a Quantitative Reasoning-based curriculum;
  • Ability to teach science and research methods at an introductory level;
  • The ability to integrate computer technology into the curriculum;
  • A demonstrated interest in promoting STEM disciplines to non-majors;
  • Experience of working with faculty teams on multi-section courses;
  • Fluency in English is required, and the ability to work among diverse cultures is essential.

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 and a current CV.  Successful candidates will be required to obtain equivalency of their terminal degree from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin immediately for August 2020. Applicants will be contacted only if they are short-listed.

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