Assistant/Associate/Full Professors - University College -Department of English and Writing Studies - Abu Dhabi and Dubai - January2016

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 1000 faculty and staff serving approximately 9000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, arts and culture, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world.  English is the primary language of instruction.

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 and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.

The Department

The Department of English and Writing Studies is one of four departments within University College. Through its innovative general education core curriculum, the Colloquy on Integrated Learning, University College offers students a high-quality, foundational, liberal-arts program, designed to prepare them for their future majors and professional careers. The experience instills in the students a desire for lifelong learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and engenders critical thinking. The Colloquy program initiates the baccalaureate careers of all ZU students and has as its goal to build students’ understanding of their relation to the world and to equip them to be successful at the University, in their professions and in their personal lives through an integrated, skill-rich, interdisciplinary core curriculum.

The Department of English and Writing Studies is currently responsible for providing instruction to students in order to help them improve their written and oral English language skills. Faculty in the department help develop the English language competency of students in the general education program as well as in the majors of the students’ choice. Departmental instruction ensures that students meet the University’s standards on the use of the English language at entry, intermediate and graduation levels. The department has primary responsibility for delivering the Zayed University Learning Outcome for adept use of the English language by all its graduates.

The Opportunity

The Department of English and Writing Studies is seeking Assistant/Associate/Full Professors of Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, and English for Academic Purposes, conversant with English as a Second Language, who will be able to contribute to the English composition and writing-in-the-disciplines curriculum. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching. You will demonstrate excellence in student-centered teaching; University College is committed to student success and seeks faculty who are committed to ensuring it. We seek faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching the University’s core curriculum, and are advocates of general education as understood in the US model of education. You will be familiar with a sophisticated college rhetoric and composition curriculum; you will value teaching 100 and 200 level courses; you are committed to your discipline and contribute to its knowledge base via conference presentations and an increasingly strong record of publication. You will be inclined to contribute to an ongoing process of curricular revision and be involved in the design and development of the set menu of courses. Teaching load at Zayed University is established at four courses per semester with a possibility of reallocated time for research pursuits with tangible deliverables. It is a unique opportunity to join a progressive College that is actively working to enhance the education of young people in one of the world’s most dynamic nations. Faculty members conversant with use of iPads, authoring iBooks, and being tech-savvy in the classroom are particularly encouraged to apply.

You are urged to visit University College’s website at http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/site_university_college/index.aspx

The Requirements

· Terminal degree in Rhetoric and Composition, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field.

· Commitment to innovative language development pedagogies and student-centered learning.

· Experience in working with second-language learners or in international contexts is essential.

· Relevant baccalaureate-level teaching experience and active research interests.

· Experience with multi-section university-level language development courses.

· Experience with writing-across-the-curriculum programs, effective assessment protocols, writing in the disciplines, technical writing or writing centers.

The Benefits

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

To Apply

In addition to completing the online application form, please attach a single document that contains a letter of application, a current C.V., the names and contact details of three referees, and a statement of your teaching philosophy.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin immediately for an appointment in Spring 2016.

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