Assistant Professor, (Pharmacology)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


General Details

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Reporting Line:  Chair, Dept. Pharmacology
Department: College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Job Purpose

Essential to this role is the desire of the successful applicant to train a new generation of medical specialist, as well as contribute to world-class research that improves practice while delivering a service to the university, the community and the United Arab Emirates.

The responsibilities of faculty members shall be an appropriate combination of:

  • a) Dissemination of knowledge through undergraduate and / or graduate teaching; and
  • b) Research, scholarly or other creative activities; and
  • c) Academic service

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities


The position calls for a specialist to develop course outlines in their respective disciplines. Specific duties of the successful applicant will include:

  • Prepare teaching material including course outline, syllabus and lesson plans. Revise the subject matter on a regular basis as appropriate for that subject.
  • Teach at the graduate and undergraduate level in subject areas related to biomedical sciences on time schedules allocated by the Line Manager.
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum.
  • Provide students with detailed syllabus, methods of instruction and evaluation in their courses.
  • Engage in the selection of textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses.
  • Monitor students’ performance in their subject areas and provides remedial classes when necessary.
  • Set and mark exams, coursework, assignments, laboratory work, homework, and any other relevant activity.
  • Use up-to-date instructional technology and ensure the delivery is clear and consistent.
  • Participate in professional peer reviews.
  • Supervise teaching internships.
  • Develop and improve their scholarly competence and effectiveness as teachers within their area of expertise.
  • Teach at undergraduate level as required.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities:

  • Carry out research and produces publications, or other research outputs, in line with personal objectives agreed in the review process.
  • Engage in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review.
  • Deliver papers at professional association meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Participate in panels at regional and international meetings of professional organizations.
  • Identify and successfully bid for external funding and grants.
  • Actively raise the College's and Faculty’s profile, internally and externally.
  • Participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, both within and outside the University, in conducting and managing research and consultancy activities.
  • Supervise students’ research and practical work and of their theses preparation, as well as participate in evaluation of their theses.

Academic Service:

  • Contribute to departmental, or University-wide working groups or committees as requested.
  • Contribute to student recruitment, retention and placement efforts.
  • Foster service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental or advisory capacity.
  • Support and participate in student organization activities.
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly.
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Not applicable


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in medicine (MD or MBBS) and/or a postgraduate degree (PhD) in an area relevant to the appointment.
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching and mentorship in the discipline at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrable ability to engage in independent research, with an established record of scholarly publication.
  • Demonstrable success in supervision of research students.
  • Demonstrable abilities to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and collegial team, well developed interpersonal skis and the ability to provide leadership and take the initiative.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience AND experience in teaching at a level that is relevant to the position and would have made contributions to research and/or scholarship and/or teaching. Can demonstrate some level of administrative skills of a team.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Assistant Professor
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time