Professor / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor - Humanities and Social Sciences
REFERENCE NO. IRC32289
JOB TITLE Open Rank Faculty Position
POSTING DATE 13-Feb-2020
DEPARTMENT Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION NAME College of Arts and Science
Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.
The College of Arts and Sciences is distinguishing itself as a major contributor towards economic diversification within Abu Dhabi and the region, particularly through its close alignment with growing regional industries in key themes such as Energy, Aerospace, Healthcare, Transportation, and Telecommunications. The College is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to science education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. To serve this purpose, the College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is part of the College of Arts and Sciences and runs an interdisciplinary, diverse but closely related set of courses that underpin and provide analytical context to science and technology-oriented degree programs across the University. Our courses include Business/Management, Accounting/Finance, Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Economics, Islamic Studies and Arabic Language, Sociology, History, Psychology, and Communication, among others. The Department also offers a Master’s degree in International and Civil Security.
The candidate is expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching experience in the above-mentioned areas. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain active research programs that lead to peer-reviewed publications in high-impact professional journals, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in thematic research within one or more of the university research priority areas.
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in related disciplines from an accredited institution is required. Preference will be given to candidates with education from and/or previous service in pre-eminent institutions of higher education.
HOW TO APPLY A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.