UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Professor/Associate Professor in Sociology

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
25 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2021
Ref
2882
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Government and Society seeks to make an appointment to the position of professor or Associate Professor in Sociology. The position will be of interest to those with long expertise in various fields of sociology. The successful candidate should demonstrate ability to teach a wide range of existing course offerings, and a successful experience of teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses to a diverse student body. The role holder will be a member of The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). They will be a recognized authority in their field, developing and maintaining a high-profile external profile and will become a leading member of a dynamic, cutting edge research culture, having access to the excellent research facilities which UAEU offers. They will have a vital role to play in the development and achievement of CHSS within the context of the strategic goals of UAEU, leading research and scholarship in your field. They will be expected to lead on advanced, internationally excellent research, securing high impact research funding, to teach and to supervise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to contribute to admissions, examining and assessment, and to contribute fully to academic administration in both the Department and the College.

Minimum Qualification

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the applicable field. The ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses is a must. Industrial and professional experience is a plus. The successful candidate will make a full contribution to the academic life of the University through research, teaching and academic service. They are expected to have extensive teaching experience, together with a significant publication record, proven research experience and to have demonstrated academic leadership and an ability to lead and manage effectively. There is considerable flexibility in the organization of duties and faculty workload planning is undertaken as part of ongoing staff review with the Department Chair in order to ensure appropriate time and opportunity to undertake all duties as well as for professional development. The broad balance of duties for Professors (at all levels) includes Teaching, Supervision and Examining (40%), Research (40%) and to contribute to the overall development of the College and Departmental profile as a world-leading provider of education, training and research of the highest academic standard (20%).

Preferred Qualification

  • Ph.D. in sociology from a reputable University (conferred by the time of appointment).
  • Significant evidence of research productivity and successful teaching experience.
  • Ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation
  • Ability to teach a wide range of existing course offerings
  • Duties involve teaching, conducting research, advising students and serving on dissertation committees. All teaching is delivered in English. Therefore, native English is required.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

This position is for candidates in Full Professor rank, but qualified Associate Professors can also apply and will be considered in the screening process. The United Arab Emirates University hires based on merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. The review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by April 25, 2021 will receive full consideration. Position holder is expected to have extensive teaching experience, together with a significant publication record, proven research experience and to have demonstrated academic leadership and an ability to lead and manage effectively. There is considerable flexibility in the organization of duties and faculty workload planning is undertaken as part of ongoing staff review with the Department Chair.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should upload a CV and a cover letter which should include a concise statement of motivation of no more than 750 words.

Division: College of Humanities &S. Sc.(CHSS)
Department: Government and Society- (CHSS)
Job Close Date: 25-04-2021
Job Category: Academic - Faculty

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