Instructor in Islamic Studies

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
19 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job: Full time Faculty: Instructor in Islamic Studies – Islamic World Studies Department –College of Humanities and Social Sciences- Abu Dhabi 

The University

Zayed University, a leading 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 Department/College

The Department of Islamic World Studies is a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) that contributes to the University‘s general education program as well as the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs that include: BA in International Studies,MA in Islamic Jurisprudence of Reality, MA in Diplomacy and International Affairs and MA in Judicial Studies, and Master of Islamic Studies in Jurisprudence of Reality. The Department of Islamic World Studies 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 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.Teaching is conducted in Arabic, although the ability to teach in English is a plus. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to provide service to the College and to the University including: participating in the development, evaluation and revision of the college curriculum,participating in the implementation of assessment of major learning outcomes, andto pursue their study to obtain a doctorate degree in their field of study . Faculty liaise extensively with external constituents to further the mission of the University within the community. 


Successful candidates will fully meet the following expectations:

  • M.A. in Islamic Studies, International Studies,Social Sciences,or any related discipline.
  • Proven record of excellence in teaching undergraduate courses.
  • Dedication to curricular innovation.
  • 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.
  • Proven capacity to teach both native and non-native Arabic speakers.
  • Familiarity, and prior experience with, the US model of general education is desirable.


The University’s benefits package is highly attractive and includes a competitive salary in the United Arab Emirates, a housing and 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 and a current CV.  

Review Process

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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