Professor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in English

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 Department of English is a diverse community of scholars in English language-related studies, including literature, linguistics, writing, digital composition, TESOL, and education, with a focus on the learning of STEM-related subjects with English as the Medium of Instruction.

Faculty currently teach courses in the undergraduate English program as well as a wide range of electives courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Current research includes studies in English literature, posthumanism and science fiction, informal language learning, teacher and professional development, and English for Special/Scientific Purposes. Faculty regularly present at major international conferences worldwide and publish with major university presses and in a wide range of top-tier research journals.


This is an open-rank position at the professorial (assistant, associate, or full) level. The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in one or more of the following areas: digital media production, digital composition, digital communications, and video production and editing. A background in computer science, business, journalism, and/or writing studies is preferred but not required.

Preference will be given to candidates with education from and/or previous service in pre-eminent institutions of higher education. The candidate is also expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching experience in the above-mentioned areas.


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. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills.

Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in thematic research within one or more of the University’s research priority areas.


A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references. 

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