Instructor, Student Success Unit

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
04 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

University College’s Student Success Unit (SSU) is seeking a well-qualified and experienced writing specialist to join the SSU Writing Center team. Writing center instructors provide expert tuition and support in English-medium reading and writing skills development for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, from a wide range of academic disciplines.

The main duties of this position comprise but are not limited to provision of one-to-one and small group tutorials on English-medium academic reading and writing skills; design and delivery of writing and reading skills workshops targeting students in various undergraduate and postgraduate programs; development of self-access learning materials, including multimedia resources, to meet the writing and reading needs and interests of UAEU students.

Minimum Qualification

  • A master’s degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics or a closely related field. Please note that all teachers working in the UAE must receive equivalency certification from the Ministry of Education for their qualifications.
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years’ experience teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in a higher education institution.

Preferred Qualification

  • In addition to a master’s degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics, or related field, an additional teaching qualification, such as a DELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL, or PGCE in a relevant field, is desirable.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience


  • Experience in and commitment to student-centered instructional approaches.
  • Confidence and expertise in advising writers across academic disciplines and at different academic levels.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues from a range of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proactive in identifying students’ learning needs and making constructive suggestions for program development.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to meet program goals.
  • Willing to engage in professional development and self-directed training to meet program goals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and experience in using online learning platforms, such as Blackboard.


  • Instructional experience of professional communication/writing for the workplace, multimodal composition, and/or creative writing.

Division University College
Department Student Success Unit - UC
Job Close Date open until filled
Job Category Academic - Faculty

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