Assistant Professor - English

وصف الوظيفة

Zayed University


Dubai and Abu Dhabi Campuses, United Arab Emirates

Open Date

Mar 26, 2024


The Department of Language Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers courses in English language, academic writing, and literature. It is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor to join its program starting in Fall 2024. The successful candidates will teach critical analysis and English composition at the undergraduate level as part of the First Year Experience (FYE) program, designed to connect first-year students to their academic goals within ZU’s academic environment. With an interdisciplinary framework, the course is built on a student-centered approach and prioritizes activity-based learning.

The program helps students develop an understanding and recognition of the intricate, enjoyable, and organized characteristics of language and communication. Students learn to think critically, articulate complex ideas effectively, acquire sharp analytical skills and excellent writing abilities, and engage with diverse perspectives. The interdisciplinary approach, combined with seminars, workshops, and personalized feedback, equips students with invaluable skills that are appreciated in various careers in the UAE and internationally.

Successful candidates are expected to teach critical analysis and English composition to undergraduate students, as well as contribute to course material development and curriculum assessment. They should provide academic advising and support to students as required. Additionally, they are expected to conduct and publish high-quality research in their field, seek funding for research projects, and mentor undergraduate students in research. Active participation in departmental, college, and university committees and meetings is also required, along with engagement in service activities such as event organization, advisory board service, student mentoring, and collaboration with external stakeholders to promote the university’s objectives.

About Zayed University

Are you passionate about higher education and committed to fostering teaching, research, and service excellence? Do you aspire to be part of a vibrant, diverse academic environment that values innovation, collaboration, and academic and research excellence? If so, Zayed University invites you to explore exciting faculty opportunities that will allow you to make a meaningful impact on the next generation of leaders.

We offer comprehensive compensation packages that include a tax-free basic salary and housing allowance and a range of benefits for yourself and eligible dependents, including education allowance, annual flights, health insurance and an employee assistance program, subject to eligibility and limits as per ZU policies.

Discover your potential. Inspire the next generation. Join us at Zayed University.


  • Ph.D. degree in English studies, applied linguistics, rhetoric, and composition, or a closely related field from an accredited university that is or can be recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Previous university teaching experience and excellence in undergraduate teaching in English or composition
  • Strong background in critical analysis, English composition, and student-centred teaching methodologies
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative teaching practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are required to upload the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages).
  • Contact details of 3 references (referees people will be contacted to upload their reference via Interfolio once the candidate passes the initial interview process). Include 1) Name, 2) Position, 3) Organization, 4) Email address.
  • A scanned copy of your highest degree diploma/certificate.
  • A scanned copy of your master's diploma/certificate and transcript (if applicable).
  • Your most recent 2 semesters of student evaluations of your teaching
  • One representative research publication or another writing sample.

Interview & Selection Process

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial interview. Positions will remain open until filled.

Please note that Zayed University hires at current rank.