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Assistant / Associate Professors of Educational Leadership

Job Details

College of  Art & Sciences

Department of Education

Full-time Faculty

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is one of the region’s leading academic institutions and one of the UAE’s top three universities according to the Times Higher Rankings, working in line with the UAE Government’s National Agenda to deliver internationally accredited academic programs and world class research. Established in 2003, with campuses across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, the University has a total enrollment of over 7,500 students from over 100 nationalities. Structured into Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Health Sciences, ADU offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.

Abu Dhabi University is known for its cutting-edge, internationally accredited programs, additionally, ADU’s graduates are highly employable and work in high jobs and further studies with the university and other prestigious institutions. ADU provides its diverse faculty and students with world-class resources, facilities and learning opportunities that foster innovation and support researchers in the production of knowledge and research-based problem solving. The University enjoys strong international collaborations with leading academic institutions and with public and private sector organizations. With institutional accreditation from the US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission (WASC), ADU is ranked 301-350 universities in the world according to the 2023 Times Higher Education World University rankings and received 5 stars in the 2022 QS Stars rating. Abu Dhabi University is among the top three universities in the UAE in holding prestigious accreditations at institutional, college or subject level.

The Department of Education, within the College of Arts and Sciences seeking applications for the following position to start immediately in Fall for the Academic year 2024/25.

  • Full-time faculty position specializing in Educational Leadership at the rank of Associate/Assistant Professor

Job Requirements

The Educational Leadership Program in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and enthusiastic colleague who will work with current faculty members in the preparation of K-12 leaders in public or private, primary, or secondary school settings. 

Successful candidates are expected to teach at the graduate level, 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 participate on thesis committees and/or mentor thesis students in the completion of their research.  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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate degree in educational leadership or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • K-12 building-level leadership experience. Experience teaching at the college/university level Experience developing and sustaining positive partnerships with public school communities. Experience guiding student through collaborative an/or conducting collaborative and/or applied research. Record of scholarly productivity Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on mentoring and coaching

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants will be contacted only if you are selected for an interview.

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


Higher Education, Education Management, Research

Employment Type


Job Functions

Education, Training

Application Instructions

Applicants with valid UAE residency will be given special consideration. Please submit your CV through the LinkedIn - Abu Dhabi University web Page (career section) or email the whole Applications at and must include the following:

  • The email subject to be specified as: Open Rank Faculty- Discipline
  • Cover letter, to be addressed to the CAS Faculty Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Abu Dhabi University
  • Resume/CV, including a list of the courses taught and full list of publications 
  • 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 shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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.

Company info
Abu Dhabi
PO BOX 59911
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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