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Assistant Professor of Social Work
UAE University

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Social Work
University UAE University
Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Social Work

The Department of Social Wellbeing in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UAE University (UAEU) welcomes qualified applicants to fill a need for an Assistant Professor of Social Work for the Fall 2020 semester starting August 2020 . Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Teaching opportunities in the summer for additional compensation may be available, but summer teaching is optional and not guaranteed. Application reviews will begin approximately a month after posting and the position will remain open until filled.
UAE University national university is in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU aspires to become a comprehensive, research-intensive university and currently enrolls approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs

The candidate will be primarily expected to teach four courses per term at the undergraduate level. Courses are offered face-to-face, but some on-line teaching may be possible. Other responsibilities include maintaining appropriate office hours, student advising, timely responses to student inquiries, attending departmental and university functions, and performing professional and university service related activities. Being part of a research-intensive university, a commitment to scholarship and publication in quality peer reviewed journals is necessary for promotion. Faculty involvement in service activities is expected. Based on scholarship, a possible reduced teaching load may be negotiated.
Minimum Qualifications:
o Awarded PhD in Social Work.
o DSW will be considered with evidence of scholarly potential.
o Must be able to provide quality instruction across the BSW curriculum.
o Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and the potential to publish in quality refereed journals.

Preferred Qualifications:
o MSW and/or BSW and post degree experience in social work is strongly preferred for candidates with the PhD/DSW.
O Ability to teach in the areas of direct practice, mental health and substance abuse
o Professional experience, license, and/or certifications
o Effective collegiate teaching experience
o Publications or other significant scholarship

Hours: Faculty Hours are variable

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

UAEU offers excellent benefits in the form of tax-free salary, housing, health benefits, education allowance for children, paid summer break, and return ticket for the family once a year to the country of permanent residence.

All application materials must be submitted online at

Please submit the following: – A Detailed Curriculum Vitae – Letter of intent with background and qualifications and teaching philosophy – A statement of research accomplishments and interests – A statement describing teaching experiences – Names and contact information (email) of 3-4 references (letters will be requested after first screening of applications)

Any further enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Dr. Satish Nair at

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