Candidates are invited to apply for multiple renewable non-tenure-track open-rank faculty positions to support the continuing growth of the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates (NDC
), an accredited institution offering graduate-level degrees to senior military officers and civilians in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Successful candidates will teach courses in strategic and security studies, advise and mentor participants within the institution, conduct research in their fields of expertise, participate in service, outreach, and partnership-building, including teaching on short executive education courses, and support the future development of the National Defense College. More information about the college can be found at the NDC website (http://www.ndc.ac.ae/en/).
The teaching load of the College is capped at 18 credits, though NDC endeavors to limit teaching to 12 credits when possible. Candidates should be able to contribute to three or more core courses in the existing interdisciplinary curriculum and develop an elective in their area of expertise. (http://www.ndc.ac.ae/en/core-courses). We are particularly interested in faculty with expertise in political economy, cyber security, information operations, diplomacy, and/or international law. NDC follows a seminar model in graduate teaching, so the ability to lead facilitated seminars of 10-15 participants is essential. An active research agenda is also required, with publication expectations of one peer-reviewed article, book chapter, or the equivalent per year.
Candidates must possess a terminal degree from an accredited university in a security related discipline (including but not limited to history, political science, security studies, sociology, economics, business, and leadership) by the position’s start date. Academic rank will be determined by teaching experience and research profile. Previous military or government service is desirable, but does not remove the requirement for a terminal degree. Arabic language proficiency is also an asset but courses will be conducted in English.
Benefits package includes a competitive salary and allowances for housing, transportation, education for eligible minor children, cost of living, and relocation.
The start date is flexible, but ideally no later than August 2020.
In order to apply for the position, please include the following documents: a cover letter detailing qualifications in teaching, research, and service, including identifying which courses in our curriculum that the candidate is able to teach, a CV, including a list of professional references, and unofficial graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable).
All documents should be sent to Ms. Betty Boutros at (email@example.com). Informal inquiries may be directed to the chair of the faculty hiring committee, Dr. Nikolas Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org), applications should be submitted by 15 May 2020. The college anticipates conducting phone/video interviews in May, with subsequent invitations for an on-site interview. Review of applications will continue until the position(s) are filled. Due to the volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.