Research Professor / Research Associate Professor in Solar-Terrestrial and Planetary Sciences

United Arab Emirates (AE)
30 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Professor / Research Associate Professor in Solar-Terrestrial and Planetary Sciences.
Grade Number    19
Position Number    600474
Posting Number    1381

Job Description 
The successful applicant will contribute to the UAEU’s SSTC research program in Space Science and Technology and demonstrate enthusiasm for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to sponsored research and scholarly work. Teaching is not a requirement, but delivering short courses at the graduate level and running workshops may be required. The SSTC maintains close ties with the Colleges of Engineering and Science in general, and with the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics and GIS in particular.

The SSTC seeks to establish collaborative programs with national and international space science institutions and industries. Perform research aligned with the mission of the College/Center -Publish research in academic journals and at conferences; -Write proposals to obtain funding for future research projects; -Supervise and train Masters and PhD students; -Supervise postdoctoral researchers; -Engage with UAEU industry partners -Contribute to the development of Center research strategies and themes -Be able to carry out independent research projects -Provide academic leadership to those working within relevant research areas. -Develop successful links with external contacts such as other educational and research bodies, businesses, the public sector, professional bodies and other providers of funding and research initiatives to foster collaboration and generate income. -Play a role in a relevant national professional body or recognised events. -Continually update knowledge and understanding in field or specialism, and engage in continuous professional development

Minimum Qualification
The research faculty will conduct research in his/her specific are of research. The responsibilities of the position include collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on research projects, initiating research projects and programs by soliciting and obtaining funding, interacting with sponsors and external collaborators, writing technical reports, conference papers, and journal articles, and presenting at conferences and technical meetings.

Preferred Qualification
Ph.D. in Solar-Terrestrial and Planetary Sciences.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience    
Postdoctoral or professional research experience in fields is desirable. Candidates should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, significant research achievements, research programs suitable for obtaining and securing research funding from internal and external sources, and an aptitude for teaching at the graduate level. Other duties include writing for publication, advising and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and university service including an active engagement in promoting the growth of the UAE University

Job Close Date    open until filled

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