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The University: Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With over 750 faculty and staff serving approximately 5900 students across two main campuses – as well as satellite locations – in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be fully bilingual in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. The language of instruction and administration at the University is English.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the U.A.E. as well as by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the U.S.A.The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The Opportunity

The Department of Art and Design seeks qualified candidates to teach in the discipline of the History of Art with appointment at the Dubai campus starting February or September 2012.

Our faculty prepare students for careers in the creative arts as well as the design industry within the region and internationally. In addition to teaching responsibilities, they liaise extensively with external constituents to further the mission of the University within the community. The offerings include introductory survey courses, upper-division specialized courses in contemporary as well as regional art and design topics. Candidates with expertise in the area of Culture and Heritage of the Gulf Region, or Islamic Art and Architecture, or related fields, Curating, or Museum Studies are desired.

We seek Faculty who can offer high-quality teaching in the disciplinary area, while contributing to interdisciplinary courses in the University’s core curriculum. Successful candidates will have a dedication to the principles of liberal learning, a proven record of excellence in baccalaureate-level teaching and a commitment to scholarship or creative activities, and a substantial level of computer literacy, a commitment to curricular innovation, and a record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their rank. The Department works closely with Faculty colleagues in other University disciplines.

For academic staff, the normal teaching load is three courses per semester, with new course development, scholarly activity, and departmental/University responsibilities accounting for the remaining portion of each full-time faculty position. All courses are taught in English. All faculty participate in policy and curriculum development for the College, as well as participate in the University College’s interdisciplinary General Education curriculum.

The Requirements: Successful candidates will fully meet the expectations for the position, which includes a Ph.D. in the History of Art, Cultural Studies, Near Eastern Studies or Middle Eastern Studies with concentrations in visual culture, and a desire to teach within a university setting. Previous teaching experience at the college level is an asset. All teaching positions require the integration of Web-based technology in the classroom and teaching practice plus extensive use of the Internet as part of providing an interactive learning environment.

The Benefits: The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the U.A.E., housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply: Please visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, the names and contact details of three professional references, a statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy and a statement of scholarly and creative interests (particularly as they might apply to the Middle East, and as to how they might involve undergraduate students). The review of applications will commence in November, and will continue until the position is filled.


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