Instructors - SMT (specialized in General Science, Mathematics and Information Technology)

Job Open: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Job Closed: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Job Term:

Job Description:
Regular contract (full-time) faculty position in Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT). Instructor rank.

Important Information:
Dr. Ikko Tucker, Associate Dean of University College, will be attending the Innovations Conference 2019 from Feb 24 to 27. If interested in the position, please contact her via e-mail: ikko.tucker@zu.ac.ae

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
Zayed University (ZU), a premier university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 10,500 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. The University expects its graduates to be proficient in English and Arabic, become literate in information and technology, acquire skills in critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, and globally aware citizens. Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US, and English is the primary language of instruction and administration. The UAE is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and safety, family-friendly, multi-national environment.

The Department of Science, Math, and Technology (SMT) is one of four departments in University College (UC), and provides the core foundation for first-year baccalaureate students. Through its innovative common core curriculum, UC offers students a high-quality liberal arts program designed to prepare them for their future majors and professional careers. The experience engenders critical thinking, instills a desire for lifelong learning, and fosters intellectual curiosity. The General Education 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.

Please visit University College’s website at:
https://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/__university_college/inde...

ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Department of Science, Math, and Technology (SMT) is seeking faculty members (at the rank of Instructor) to teach general science, introductory research methods, basic mathematics, and introductory information technology courses. Teaching within University College is a unique opportunity to join a progressive college that is actively working to enhance the mathematical, scientific and computing education of young people in one of the world’s most dynamic nations.

For more details, please visit Zayed University’s employment website at:

Science:
http://hrapps2.zu.ac.ae/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSe.....

Mathematics and Technology:
http://hrapps2.zu.ac.ae/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSe.....

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES:
The teaching load at ZU for Instructors is established as five courses (15 credit hours) per semester (30 credit hours per year). Instructors are expected to consistently pursue one’s professional development and be active members of the Department, College, and University.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Quantitative-reasoning pedagogies
• Student-centered learning
• Engaging and interactive teaching
• Commitment to professional development

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
• A Masters degree (from an accredited university) in the specified teaching discipline will be required to teach courses within particular disciplines.

PREFFERED EDUCATION:
• A Masters degree from a Top 300 QS globally ranked university
• A Masters degree in Environmental Science or Biology for science and research courses; Mathematics or Engineering for mathematics courses; Computer Science, Information Security or Engineering for technology courses

Required Experience:
• Teaching experience

Preferred Experience:
• Teaching experience in a post-secondary general education program
• Experience working with second-language learners and/or in international contexts
• Completion of a Masters thesis and research-oriented experience (in Science)