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Assistant Professor in Sociology - 311790
UAE University

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Sociology - 311790
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
  • Sociology - General

The Department of Government and Society seeks to appoint Assistant Professor in Sociology. Candidates should have a PhD in Sociology, with specialization in applied sociology and data analysis from a reputable university (candidates with significant post-doctoral experience are strongly encouraged to apply).

The position holder will be a member of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). They will have a strong research potential in their field, and they will be expected to further development of CHSS goals. They will be expected to apply for both internal and external funding, as well as to teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In terms of service, they will be expected to contribute to admissions, assessment, and any curriculum-related matters.

The successful candidate will make a full contribution to the academic life of the University through research, teaching, and academic service. There is considerable flexibility in the organization of duties and faculty workload planning is undertaken as part of ongoing staff review with the Department Chair in order to ensure appropriate time and opportunity to undertake all duties as well as for professional development. The broad balance of duties for faculty members includes teaching and supervision (40%), research (40%), and service (20%).

Applicants should upload a CV and a cover letter of no more than 750 words. They should also upload a research plan and a teaching philosophy plan. Please also include the names of three academic referees, and indicate whether they may be contacted during the application process or only after an offer has been made. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed remotely. In cases requiring another interview, candidates may be asked to submit a more detailed research proposal and/or give a short presentation as part of the interview process. All materials should be uploaded via the UAEU Job Portal at:

Informal enquiries about the Department or the post may be directed to Dr. Suaad AlOraimi, Chair of the Department of Government and Society, at:  Questions about the application procedure or general enquiries may be directed to

The University offers a competitive compensation package for faculty with a starting annual salary commensurate with experience.. There is the opportunity for promotion in post through the annual review and promotion system.

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