Associate Professor: Art
College of Art and Creative Enterprises
Zayed University, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab
Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international
model of higher education. With over 900 faculty and staff serving
approximately 10,000 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, cultural
organizations, 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 primary language of
instruction and administration 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, family-friendly
The College of Art and Creative Enterprises
CACE offers students a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the
following: Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Visual
Art and a shared BSc in Multimedia Design. Additionally, we offer a
minor in Curatorial Studies. CACE aims to prepare students to
become creative leaders in the arts and related industries. Our
mission is to provide student artists and designers with an
opportunity to explore and develop their own creative ideas while
contributing to national initiatives in the culture of the United
Arab Emirates (UAE). The College works closely with faculty in
other university disciplines such as the majors in Multi-Media
Design, in Emirati Studies, and the MA in Museum Studies. CACE has
received Substantial Equivalency from the National Schools of Art
& Design for its academic programs.
The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises seeks qualified
candidates to teach in the area of Art History with an appointment
for Fall 2022.
The successful applicant will teach a variety of Art History
courses including introductory survey courses, upper-division
specialized courses in contemporary art and design, design history,
curatorial and/or museum studies, and courses related to the art of
the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region.
Candidates with an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to
teaching Art History are desirable, as are those with expertise in
the area of Culture and Heritage of the Gulf Region, Islamic Art
and Architecture, or Middle Eastern Art or related fields are
preferred. Curating or Museum Studies are also strongly desired
Applicants must have earned a Doctorate or Master of Fine Arts
degree (or equivalent) in the appropriate disciplinary area.
Experience with graduate programs would be an asset.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will make a
valuable contribution to the development of the programs in the
College through building relationships and liaising with the local
industry and contributing to the Internship Program, as well as
support an integrated approach of the curriculum. They will
encourage students to consider their future careers within a local,
regional and international context and ensure that they are
equipped to take up this challenge. The successful candidate
should demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced
working knowledge of the leading technology software. The
candidate’s approach and experience in engaging students in new
media tools and digital skills should be evident within their
teaching portfolio – statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and
samples of student work.
Successful candidates will also demonstrate:
- A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level
- Dedication to curricular innovation.
- Commitment to a sustained pace of scholarship and/or creative
- A record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their
- Substantial level of computer literacy and a good proficiency
of usage of IT in education.
- Willingness to provide service to the University and to the
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
Please visit our web site www.zu.ac.ae and click on ‘Employment’
to be directed to the recruitment website.
In addition to completing the online application form, please
upload one document containing:
- Cover letter
- Current Curricular Vitae
- Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy
- Statement of Research (scholarly and creative interests)
- Sample syllabi
- Copies of the terminal degree and transcript
- The names and contact details of three professional
In addition, please submit copies of your terminal degree and
transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org and
please reference the job title “Art History” in the subject
Review of applications will begin once received and interviews
will begin shortly after.