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Al Ain University of science and Technology
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Assistant / Associate Professor in Journalism

Job Description and Requirements

Summary:

The College seeks for enthusiastic faculty members with specialization in Journalism and/ or Digital Journalism Candidates, must demonstrate expertise in current convergent journalism practices and understanding of journalism technology.

Job Description:

  • ·  To lead teaching, curriculum development, and course management supporting the College’s activities in journalism studies.
  • To engage actively in research/scholarly activity.
  • To undertake projects at course / college level focused on enhancing student practical experience.
  • May be required to mentor colleagues with less experience; co-ordinate the work of other to ensure effective teaching delivery; supervise administrative and professional staff.
  • To participate in the community engagement activities to serve the community.
  • To ensure that the teaching is informed by contemporary research in the relevant field and develops the ability of students to engage in debate, critical discourse and rational thinking.
  • To ensure that students have an effective learning experience by providing high quality academic guidance and advice, which enhances their employability.
  • To undertake work with a range of external partners and professional bodies/agencies in the UAE and overseas.
  • To reflect critically on teaching practice, implement improvements, disseminate good practice effectively to others, and contribute to quality monitoring and enhancement and to professional accreditation processes as required.
  • To work effectively as a team member, chairing committees and working groups, and where appropriate supervising or mentoring other members of staff.
  • To demonstrate innovative approaches to teaching and support for students through the use of a wide range of learning resources and appropriate pedagogic practice.

 

General Conditions:
The successful candidate will have: 

-       Evidence of sound full-time teaching experience with an appropriate scholarly record at the assistant/associate professor level in higher education. 

-       Demonstrate a good experience of working in the field of Journalism.

-       Bilingual Arabic and English (Special emphasis in the ability to teach in English language)

-       Evidence of excellence in research. 
- Experience serving diverse communities or groups traditionally under-represented in academia. 
- Active participation in professional organizations or associations. 

-       Excellent interpersonal skills.

-       Be academically prepared and professionally qualified to teach journalism courses at the undergraduate level.