Arabic Language and Applied Linguistics

Employer
Zayed University
Location
United Arab Emirates
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 17, 2017
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 approximately 550 full-time faculty serving approximately 9500
undergraduate and 500 graduate students on its campuses 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 competent in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills.
English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.
The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living, its tolerance of other cultures and societies, its safety and family-friendly environment.

The Department/College

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is comprised of three departments -- the Department of Social Sciences, the Department of Arabic Language, and the Department of Islamic World Studies -- that contribute to the University‘s general education program as well as the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs that include: BA International Studies; BA Emirati Studies; MA Diplomacy and International Affairs; MA Judicial Studies; and Executive Masters in Public Administration. The Department of Arabic Language, in particular, serves the needs of ZU students through the teaching of Modern Standard Arabic for native and non-native students so they can become fully competent in using Arabic in academic and professional settings.

The Opportunity

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is seeking fulltime professors who will be able to teach in its general education curriculum, and support the Arabic language needs of other programs across the University. The main responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of foundational Arabic courses, and offering courses in Arabic Linguistics; Second language acquisition; Arabic Culture; Translation; and Professional Writing in Arabic for academic or professional purposes.

The Requirements

A Ph.D. in Arabic Applied Linguistics, computational linguistics, Language, Culture, or related fields.

A background in measurement and IT is highly desirable.

Prior College/University teaching experience preferably in international best practice institutions.

Evidence of Teaching and Research excellence and experience.
Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty teams in multi-section courses, and
proven capacity to teach both native and non-native Arabic speakers. Fluency in English and technology are compulsory. Familiarity, and prior experience with, the US model of general education is
desirable.

The Benefits

The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply

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, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin in January 2018 and continue until the position has been
filled.