Job ID: 228473

Associate Professor in Sociology - 311790

UAE University

  • Jan. 8, 2024
  • Associate Professor in Sociology - 311790
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • UAE University
    Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Sociology - General
    Government - Policy/Public Affairs
Job Description

Role Summary The Department of Government and Society seeks to make an appointment to the position of Associate Professor in Sociology. The position will be of interest to those with long expertise in the area of Applied Sociology and data analysis, with special focus on Medical Sociology. The role holder will be a member of The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). They will be a recognized authority in their field, developing and maintaining a high-profile external profile and will become a leading member of a dynamic, cutting edge research culture, having access to the excellent research facilities which UAEU offers. They will be expected to lead on advanced, internationally excellent research, securing high impact research funding, to teach and to supervise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to contribute to admissions, examining and assessment, and to contribute fully to academic administration in both the Department and the College. Key Responsibilities The successful candidates are expected to have extensive teaching experience, together with a significant publication record, proven research experience and to have demonstrated academic leadership and an ability to lead and manage effectively. The broad balance of duties for Professors (at all levels) includes Teaching, Supervision and Examining (40%), Research (40%) and to contribute to the overall development of the College and Departmental profile as a world-leading provider of education, training and research of the highest academic standard (20%). About the University United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the oldest university in the United Arab Emirates – founded in 1976 – and has a clear mission to maintain and enhance its high reputation in the country, the region and beyond as “The University of the Future”. The College and Department The Department of Government and Society, is interdisciplinary, with 24 full-time faculty members specializing in Sociology and Political Sciences For additional information about the Department and our programs, please see the following web site: What We Offer. Faculty arriving at UAEU will join a lively, intellectually stimulating and multi-disciplinary academic community with internationally-competitive standards in research and teaching, and enjoy an excellent standard of living in beautiful surroundings on campus and outside. The University offers a competitive compensation package for faculty with a starting annual salary commensurate with experience. In exceptional cases, appointments advertised for posts at Assistant Professor level may be made to Associate Professor. There is the opportunity for promotion in post through the annual review and promotion system.

Education & qualifications 1- Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology, with specialization in applied sociology and data analysis and special focus on Medical Sociology from a reputable university 2- Candidates should have an excellent expertise in teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses. 3- Duties involve teaching, conducting research, advising students and serving on dissertation committees. All teaching is delivered in English. Therefore, native English is required. The closing date for applications is [January 10th , 2024]. Initial interviews are planned to be held soon after closing date. The post start date is [ October 15, 2023} or as soon as possible thereafter. Questions about the application procedure or general enquiries may be directed to

Minimum Qualification

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).

Preferred Qualification

PhD in Sociology

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  • UAE University
    Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

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