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Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering, Software, Information Technology (Al Ain, UAE)

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Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or Related fields (Al Ain Campuses)

Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain Campus, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been dedicated to offering internationally benchmarked undergraduate and postgraduate programs and has become one of the region’s leading centers of academic excellence. We have a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population of around 7,000 students from over 60 nationalities enrolled in 32 undergraduate programs and 24 postgraduate programs, including our prestigious DBA. ADU is the only private higher education institution in the UAE and the region to receive international accreditation and institutional recognition from the “Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Senior College and University Commission – WSCUC)".

The College of Engineering (CoE) offers a range of engineering and technology programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with new and innovative programs being introduced on an ongoing basis. The CoE grew rapidly in the number of programs offered, the number of faculty, and number of students. Today, the College has become the largest engineering college in the UAE. It with over 2,700 students served by over 58 full-time faculty, 10 adjunct faculty, 17 full-time teaching and lab assistants, and 6 staff members. The curricula of our programs are designed according to international standards and best practices in world-class universities. Engineering and IT programs in the College that have already graduated more than one cohort of students have either received or expected to receive in a couple of months, the ABET accreditation. Our dedicated faculty are prudently chosen from top engineering schools in North America and Europe. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities provide a great environment for student learning. The College has received significant distinctions and awards nationally and internationally. It has MOUs and research collaborations with several international institutions. We provide all means of success to our students, and equip them with the necessary values, knowledge, and skill they need to prove themselves in today's highly competitive market.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is currently inviting applications for a full-time faculty appointment for Fall 2024-25, in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Campus. Candidates must be willing to reallocate The appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates will be considered for higher levels depending on qualifications and relevant experience.

Applicants from the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Software Engineering, Cloud computing
  • Computer science, Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics
  • Data Mining, Big Data Analytics

Faculty Role:

Faculty members report to the Department Chair and Dean and participate in the growth and development of the University. Faculty members will be engaged in teaching in the undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs, involved in research activities, and committed to university service.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institute in cybersecurity engineering, software engineering, computer science, or related area.
  • A record of outstanding achievement in higher education and scholarship.
  • Successful university teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels relevant to the academic rank.
  • Strong research record or potential for publications and research.
  • Experience in working with people from different ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills, a commitment to the importance of scholarship and diversity, a spirit of entrepreneurship, and an understanding of the role of the university in economic development.
  • Familiarity with the new teaching media, visual communication, and the need to equip students with the varied skills they must have to succeed in an ever-changing media environment.


Competitive tax-free compensation & benefits package.


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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Abu Dhabi
PO BOX 59911
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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