Department of Mathematics & Statistics - University College, Zayed University

Position ID: 1926-INST [#11552]
Position Title: Instructors - Department of Mathematics & Statistics - University College - Abu Dhabi & Dubai campus - August 2018
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Various locations, United Arab Emirates
Subject Area: Mathematics & Statistics
Starting Date: 2018/08/05
Application Deadline: (posted 2017/12/21, listed until 2018/06/21)
Position Description:    

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 9000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. The University expects its graduates to be proficient in English, Arabic, the use of computing technology, and quantitative and research skills. English is the primary language of instruction and administration.

Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.

The Department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of four departments in University College. Through its innovative general education common core curriculum, University College offers students a high-quality, foundational, liberal-arts program, designed to prepare them for their future majors and professional careers. The experience engenders critical thinking, instills a desire for lifelong learning, and fosters intellectual curiosity. The General Education Program initiates the baccalaureate careers of all ZU students and has as its goal to build students’ understanding of their relation to the world and to equip them to be successful at the University, in their professions and in their personal lives through an integrated, skill-rich, interdisciplinary core curriculum.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is responsible for providing learning opportunities through which students develop their quantitative reasoning competency in the General Education Program. Departmental instruction ensures that students meet the University’s standards of Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning, a Zayed University Learning Outcome. We offer a minor in Mathematics and support courses for Mathematics Education and other programs across the University. Faculty members teach fifteen credit hours per week; they are expected to have a consistent pace of engagement with their discipline/profession; and are expected to be active members of the University and College community.

The Opportunity

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking Instructors of Mathematics who will contribute to the general education level of mathematics and information technology learning. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in student-centered teaching; University College is committed to student success and seeks faculty who are committed to ensuring it. We seek faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching the University’s core curriculum and are advocates of general education as understood in the US model of education.

Candidates will be familiar with a quantitative reasoning-based curriculum; they will value teaching 100 and 200 level courses; they are committed to their discipline and contribute to its knowledge base via conference presentations and an increasingly strong record of publication. They will be inclined to contribute to an ongoing process of curricular revision and be involved in the design and development of the set menu of courses. Teaching load at Zayed University is established at five courses per semester with a possibility of reallocated time for research pursuits with tangible deliverables. It is a unique opportunity to join a progressive College that is actively working to enhance the mathematical, scientific and computing education of young people in one of the world’s most dynamic nations. Please visit University College’s website at

The Requirements • A Master’s degree in Mathematics/Mathematics Education from an accredited university. • Commitment to innovative quantitative-reasoning pedagogies and student-centered learning. • Evidence of commitment to excellence in classroom teaching. • Evidence of student-centered approaches to skills development in reading, writing, and critical thinking. • Experience in working with second-language learners or in international contexts is an asset. • The ability to integrate computer technology into the curriculum. • A demonstrated interest in promoting mathematics to non-majors. • Experience of working with faculty teams on multi-section courses. • Fluency in English is compulsory, and the ability to work among diverse cultures is essential.

The Benefits

The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To Apply

Visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, please attach a cover letter, a current CV, transcripts, names and contact details of three professional references, teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and teaching evaluations.

Review Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled for an August 2018 start. Applicants will be contacted only if they are selected for an interview.

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Contact: Zayed University
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