Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Anthropology

Abu Dhabi (AE)
14 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 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 and family-friendly environment.

The Department/ College 
The Department of Social Sciences, which is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is an interdisciplinary department that offers undergraduate programs in International Studies and Heritage Studies and graduate programs in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MA) and Judicial Studies (MA and PhD). The majors in the College take a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the study of culture, politics, society, economy, and law at the local, regional and international levels.

The Opportunity 
The Department of Social Sciences at Zayed University is inviting applications for full-time faculty positions in Anthropology. Candidates should hold a doctorate in socio-cultural anthropology at the time of appointment and be willing to contribute to teaching in undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Apart from standard introductory, theory, methods and critical thinking courses, specialization in one or more of the following substantive areas would be an advantage: museum studies, popular cultures, and heritage. We would like to encourage those with a regional specialization in the Gulf (not essential).

In addition to teaching and scholarly requirements, faculty are expected to provide service to the College and to the University; to participate in standing committees; in the development, evaluation and revision of the college curriculum; 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, 

  • A Ph.D. in Anthropology.
  • A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching
  • Dedication to curricular innovation
  • Record of professional accomplishment including peer-reviewed research publications
  • 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

Starting date: January 2021

The Benefits 
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a 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 
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 

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