Faculty Positions in the School of Arts & Sciences

Location
United Arab Emirates
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

1Assistant Professor of Law/Program Coordinator (https://employment.aurak.ac.ae/JobVacancies/Details/?id=276)
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Job Summary: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah seeks a full-time faculty member in Law at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2021. We welcome candidates whose teaching ensures student success, whose research is current within the legal profession, and whose service is undertaken to promote their citizenship in the School and University.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  A balance between instruction, research/scholarship, and service will be required for continued professional advancement. The teaching load is eight courses per year (a 4/4 load) at the undergraduate level. However, the individual appointed to this position will also serve as Program Coordinator, receiving a one-course per semester teaching load reduction to accommodate the administrative responsibilities.  Candidates are expected to have experience in promoting active learning by students through the use of high-impact educational practices. The program currently offers a B.A. degree in Private Law. Candidates must be prepared to teach classes required by the Major curriculum degree plan. Ideal candidates will have experience with, and interest in, providing educational opportunities to students through a curriculum where the learners advance their understanding of best legal practices, and of the relationship between legal studies and the world of business.  Additionally, the candidate will be willing to advise students about job opportunities associated with the legal expertise gained through the program, and assisting them in identifying appropriate internship placements. Service expectations, in addition to the administrative responsibilities of Program Coordinator, include participating in school and university committees and contributing to the discipline through involvement with professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Law from an accredited institution, relevant teaching experience with evidence of use of high-impact educational practices, and a coherent research agenda with a record of indexed scholarly publications. Acquaintance with the legal and paralegal fields germane to the UAE/GCC is an advantage. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Strong academic and professional qualifications with three or more years of legal practice experience in the GCC; history of working effectively with globally diverse student populations; demonstrated experience with program development; and, commitment to the goals of the Law Program and its curricular and instructional methods. 

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). The American model of higher education 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.  For more information about the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), please visit: http://www.aurak.ac.ae

How to Apply:  A completed application will include: (i) Cover letter (no more than 3 pages); (ii) Curriculum Vitae; (iii) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (iv) Link to a most recently published scholarly article or creative enterprise; (v) Names, email address, and institutional phone number of 3 references (letters will be requested later); and, (vi) Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable until the finalization of the hiring process).

Submit application materials online.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Professor Jyoti Grewal to inquire about the position at jyoti.grewal@aurak.ac.ae. 

 

2.  Assistant Professor of Arabic

(https://employment.aurak.ac.ae/JobVacancies/Details/?id=275)
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Job Summary: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah seeks a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2021. We welcome candidates whose teaching ensures student success, whose research is relevant and current to the teaching and learning of arabic language, and whose service is undertaken to promote their citizenship in the School and University.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  A balance between instruction, research, scholarship,  and service will be required for continued professional advancement. The teaching load is eight courses per year (a 4/4 load) at the undergraduate level. Candidates are expected to have experience in promoting active learning by students through the use of high-impact educational practices. Candidates must be prepared to teach both lower and upper division Arabic language classes, to both native and non-native speakers of Arabic. Ideal candidates will have experience with, and interest in, teaching classes designated as Writing-Intensive. Service expectations include participating in school and university committees and contributing to the discipline through involvement with professional associations.

Minimum Qualifications:  PhD in Arabic, or closely related field from an accredited University, relevant teaching experience with evidence of use of high-impact educational practices, and a coherent research agenda with a record of indexed scholarly publications.

Preferred Qualifications:  History of working effectively within General Education programs, teaching both native and non-native speakers of Arabic.

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). The American model of higher education 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.  For more information about the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), please visit: http://www.aurak.ac.ae

How to Apply:  A completed application will include: (i) Cover letter (no more than 3 pages); (ii) Curriculum Vitae; (iii) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (iv) Link to a most recently published scholarly article or creative enterprise; (v) Names, email address, and institutional phone number of 3 references (letters will be requested later); and, (vi) Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable until the finalization of the hiring process).

Submit application materials online.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Dr. Alexandria Proff to inquire about the position at alexandria.proff@aurak.ac.ae. 

 

3.  Assistant Professor in Mathematics

(https://employment.aurak.ac.ae/JobVacancies/Details/?id=277)

American University of Ras Al Khaimah 

Job Summary: The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Ras al Khaimah (AURAK) seeks to hire a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2021. Prior successful teaching experience at the university level employing high-impact educational practices to promote active learning by students and experience in working effectively with globally diverse student populations are expected.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The faculty will teach a maximum of four (4) courses per semester. Ideal candidates will have experience with, and interest in, teaching classes to undergraduates who find the study of Mathematics challenging. Instruction will include teaching introductory-level courses as well as preparatory courses for engineering programs.

Qualifications: a PhD degree in Mathematics from an accredited university is required. Prior successful teaching experience is expected. Medium of instruction at AURAK is English; hence, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are also required. An ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines would be an asset.

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; additionally, it is accredited by the U.S. regional accreditation association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The American model of higher education 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.

How to Apply: A completed application will include: (i) Cover letter (no more than 3 pages); (ii) Curriculum Vitae; (iii) Evidence of teaching effectiveness; (iv) Names, email address, and institutional phone number of 3 references (letters will be requested later); and (v) Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable until the finalization of the hiring process). 

Submit application materials online.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Please feel free to contact Professor Hamid Berriche to inquire about the position at hamid.berriche@aurak.ac.ae

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