Instructor, Development Instruction Unit

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

University College is seeking well-qualified and experienced Information Technology instructors to teach a range of credit-bearing general education courses including the Fourth Industrial Revolution course.

  • Working hours for Instructors include teaching 15 – 18 credit hours per week, providing program support and committee work, and holding daily office hours.
  • Instructors are also required to proctor examinations occasionally including weekends.
  • For all general education courses, there is a set curriculum and pacing guide, but instructors are encouraged to be pedagogically creative in producing and presenting their own materials and activities in classes.
  • Instructors should be comfortable with educational and instructional technologies including learning management systems such as Blackboard and the use of Smartboards and the integration of dynamic classroom technologies.
  • In fact, as the United Arab Emirates University has the goal to be “The University of the Future”, it is imperative that instructors have previous experience in teaching and facilitating online and blended courses.

Minimum Qualification

  • A master’s degree in Information Technology or a closely related field.
  • The UAE mandates all teachers to receive equivalency for their degrees.

Details about equivalency can be found here:


Preferred Qualification

  • As well as a relevant master’s degree, having an additional master’s degree or qualifications in another field is also an advantage.
  • A Ph.D. degree is also preferable.
  • Training or qualifications in online and blended teaching and learning are highly preferred.
  • Additional specific teaching qualifications such as math, instructional design, online course development from an accredited institution can be beneficial towards a candidate’s application.
  • Finally, experience and having qualifications in leadership or management position is highly advantageous.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

  • Applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience in similar programs and be comfortable in a multi-cultural environment and online modality.
  • Applicants should also be sensitive to the particular cultural considerations of students in the Arabian Gulf region and a diverse expatriate workforce.
  • Applicants should be flexible, independent, and enthusiastic about working in an environment with rapidly changing policies and new educational initiatives, especially those pertaining to online and blended learning modalities while adhering to punctuality, deadlines, project commitments, administrative policies, and procedures.
  • Interested applicants should have a positive, proactive attitude and enjoy volunteering to contribute to dynamic course and program growth and curriculum/materials/design for new educational initiatives

Special Instructions to Applicant

Division: University College
Department: Development Instruction Unit - UC
Job Close Date: open until filled
Job Category: Academic - Faculty

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