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Open Rank Faculty - Public Health

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

Open Rank Faculty- Public Health

Position Summary

The Department of Environmental and Public Health in the College of Health Sciences (CoHS) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) invites applicants for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher in the Public Health program, beginning August 2024. The Department is seeking highly qualified and motivated full-time faculty members who are committed to teaching, research, new programs development, students mentoring, and institutional and community service. Candidates working in the different areas of epidemiology and public health are welcome to apply. We seek applicants with expertise in the following public health/related fields:

  • Public Health Epidemiology Biostatistics (with experience in SPSS and other statistical software) Health promotion Global Health Community Health Health Behavior and Health Education

About Abu Dhabi University

Established in 2003, ADU is the largest private multi-campus university in UAE, and currently ranks 1st university in the UAE for the teaching pillar according to the 2023 Times Higher Education Rankings. Abu Dhabi University has progressed its excellence by securing the 13th spot globally on The Times Higher Education ranking for small universities. The College of Health Sciences offers B.Sc. in Environmental Health and Safety, Public Health, Laboratory Medicine, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and Molecular and Medical Genetics. There are opportunities for multidisciplinary inter-college collaborative research across ADU, and inter-institutional research collaborations in the Abu Dhabi area and UAE.

Description of the Position

The position is opened for the Fall 2024-2025 semester. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. There are a variety of public health topics with potential teaching opportunities. Courses include introduction to Public Health, fundamental determinants of public health, epidemiology and population health, principles and practice of health promotion, biostatistics, and maternal and child health. The teaching load typically includes up to 12 credit hours per academic semester in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain campuses, which may vary depending on involvement in other academic activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Teach undergraduate courses in related-field of specialization in the Public Health program Engage with a diverse student body comprised of a variety of ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and academic preparation Advise and mentor students in academic development and achievement; in applied practical experience, and in integral learning experience Oversee graduating students’ projects and provide guidance Assist with curriculum development, program assessment, program accreditation, development of new programs, community engagement and involvement with professional societies through services Establish and maintain a record of scholarship through independent and/or collaborative research, extramural funding and publication Undertake other duties considering departmental needs and priorities

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

Commitment to high quality instruction in a student-centered environment Ability to cultivate an inclusive learning environment that support students with various learning styles and diverse backgrounds Experience using the Blackboard learning management system (preferred), Microsoft Teams, and instructional technology.


To be considered, the required qualifications include

A doctoral degree from an internationally accredited university in the public health field or a related field such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health education, health behavior, health services, community health, global health. At least 3 years prior teaching experience in public health (undergraduate and postgraduate level) Prior experience in advising and mentoring senior undergraduate students/supervising public health theses and research projects. Ability to articulate research agenda and demonstrate expertise in advance analytical methods in research areas of public health Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is a must. Significant research potential and accomplishment demonstrated by a record of peer-reviewed publications, as judged by their h-index (10 for Assistant Professor, 15 for Associate Professor, and 25 for Professor) Excellent record of research grants acquisition.  

Preferred Qualifications include:

  1. Candidates with qualifications to teach in more than one area or program will be given priority Ability to attract grant funding

Application Instructions

Applicants with valid UAE residency will be given special consideration. Please submit your CV through the LinkedIn- Abu Dhabi University page or our website at (career section) or email your whole application to and include the following:

  • The email subject to be specified as: Open Rank Faculty- Public Health
  • Cover letter, to be addressed to the Public Health Faculty Search Committee, College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University
  • Resume/CV, including a list of the courses taught and full list of publications (PubMed style)
  • Names, address, phone number, and e-mail address for three references
  • A combined statement of teaching philosophy and research interest
  • A copy of transcripts for the highest degree held and evidence of appointment to the current academic rank. Note that all job offers are contingent upon attestation and equalization of the highest degree.

The deadline to receive complete applications is April 19th, 2024. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ADU is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment in ADU is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need, with no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, or any other status protected under UAE law.


Abu Dhabi University is a leading institution of higher education dedicated to academic excellence and shaping future leaders. With a strong commitment to innovation, research, and community engagement, we provide a vibrant and transformative learning environment for students.

Our university offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including business, engineering, arts and sciences, healthcare, and more. We strive to provide our students with a well-rounded education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, preparing them to excel in their chosen fields.

At Abu Dhabi University, we take pride in our world-class faculty who are renowned experts in their respective fields. They are committed to delivering high-quality education and engaging students through interactive teaching methods.

Research and innovation are integral to our institution's DNA. We actively encourage faculty and students to participate in groundbreaking research projects that address real-world challenges. Our state-of-the-art research facilities and partnerships with industry leaders enable us to drive innovation and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

Community engagement is a core value at Abu Dhabi University. We believe in making a positive impact on society through various initiatives, such as volunteering programs, community service projects, and partnerships with local organizations.

With a strong emphasis on holistic development, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs to foster personal growth and build a sense of community among our students.

Abu Dhabi University is committed to excellence, innovation, and preparing students to become leaders who can make a difference in the world.

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