Faculty Position in Civil Engineering (Highway & Transportation)

United Arab Emirates
Competitive Salary
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty Position in Civil Engineering (Highway & Transportation)

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah

The Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Department at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is seeking to fill a faculty position at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate for this position must have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in the area of Highway and Transportation Engineering. The primary responsibility of the faculty position is to teach undergraduate and graduate courses at AURAK.  All classes and other campus activities are conducted only in English. The successful candidate will be active in research in his/her fields of interests, incorporate high-impact educational practices in his/her teaching, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the department, university, and community.

Extent of experience with ABET accreditation requirements must be indicated in the cover letter. Applicants must indicate in the cover letter whether they would like to be considered for a full-time continuing position or a full-time visiting position.

Applicants are requested to submit in addition to the cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references.  Applications must be submitted online.

Required qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering, with a specialization in Highway and Transportation Engineering, from an accredited institution of higher education

• Effective communication skills

• Commitment to excellence in teaching, including the use of high-impact educational practices, and scholarship

• Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student population

• Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines

• University teaching experience

Description of AURAK: 

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public non-profit, independent, coeducation institution of higher education which delivers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture.  All programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education of the UAE. In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the U.S. regional accreditation association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and all of AURAK’s Engineering programs are now ABET accredited.  The American model of higher education employed at AURAK ensures not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking critically about local and global issues. The multicultural student body at AURAK offers candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse countries in the world. AURAK is located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the Northern Emirates and a rapidly growing region. The beauty of Ras Al Khaimah is reflected in its traditions and diverse landscapes — its white sandy beaches, the majestic Hajjar Mountains, the expansive desert and its sands dunes, and the many historical sites. Please visit: http://www.aurak.ac.ae.