THEPOSITION RIT Dubai is currently seeking outstanding candidates with interdisciplinary interests in a wide range of topics in the foundations and applications of Future Foresight and Planning for its new Master of Science in Professional Studies: Future Foresight and Planning program. We are seeking an exceptional individual who is ideally experienced across the domains of scholarship, educational activities and public policy engagement. The candidate is preferably both a scholar and a practitioner of foresight methods, scenario planning, strategic planning, systems thinking and the application of new technologies such as AI to future foresight. Experience should encompass best practices, evaluation techniques, current and future technologies and innovation. The candidate will have experience or strong interest in reaching a wide audience including graduate students, professionals, policy makers and the general public. The candidate will ideally have research publications in reputed journals in the areas mentioned above.
A PhD in a relevant area;
Evidence of ability to inspire and instruct learners from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to communicate in and across multiple disciplinary cultures.
Experience with the application and use of foresight and strategic planning methods in diverse organizational settings and among diverse communities.
Experience designing courses, curricula, and/or professional training for diverse audiences.
Demonstrated capacity for independent, well-regarded knowledge generation.
Experience collaborating with colleagues from different disciplines to grow dynamic academic programs.
Excellent communication skills.
Research history and relevant publications.
The new faculty member in Future Foresight and Planning will start in late Fall 2021 or early Spring 2022. In addition, the candidate will serve as the Coordinator of the program, reporting to the Department Chair. Duties as coordinator include the recruitment of additional faculty, recruitment of students to the program and providing curriculum advice to the Department Chair and Provost. Other duties include student advising, participation in committee work, supervising students’ thesis projects, and helping build relationships with industry and government future foresight organizations. Applied research in futures planning is encouraged.
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit the following items as part of your application:
Subject line must include the source, your name and position you are applying for; e.g.: AcademicKeys – Dr. John Smith – Future Foresight Planning
Resume or curriculum vitae
A cover letter detailing your technical/professional, teaching, and scholarship qualifications and achievements, and how these address the required and preferred qualifications for the position.
A brief summary of your teaching philosophy
Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
Applications review will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The University is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on
the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. In addition,
discrimination is prohibited on any other basis prohibited by law that applies to the faculty
member’s employment at the University. As an American university, RIT Dubai will give
priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher
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