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Associate/Assistant Professor - Linguistics
Sohar University

  • Jul. 5, 2017
 
  • Associate/Assistant Professor - Linguistics
  • Sohar University
  • Sohar University
    Sohar, Sohar
    Oman
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Associate Professor
  • Applied Linguistics
    Linguistics
 
 
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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

The key role and responsibilities of an Associate Professor should include, but are not exclusive to, teaching and learning support, research and administration and faculty support activities in the following areas:

Teaching and Learning Support

- Contributing to the design, development, and delivery of a range of courses of study at various levels.
- Collaborating with other senior academics in the development and implementation of the faculty’s teaching and learning strategy.
- Contributing to the development and implementation of good academic practice within the faculty.
- Developing and promoting the use of innovative assessment methods.
- Playing an active role in academic advising of students.
- Participating in the development and clarification of academic standards and quality for the subject area.
Research and Scholarship

- Supporting the development and implementation of the University’s research strategy.
- Leading and coordinating research activities in his/her area of specialisation.
- Managing research and other collaborative partnerships.
- Working with other senior research staff to win bids for research, consultancy and other additional funding.
- Publishing research findings at an appropriate defined standard.
- Collaborating in research on learning and teaching methodologies.
- Being routinely involved in complex and important negotiations internally and with external bodies, particularly in relation to research, research funding and consultancy.
Administration and Faculty Support

- Collaborating with the Dean, Programme Coordinators and other senior staff in engaging with local and national industries on program development and the enhancement of graduate attributes.
- Assisting senior staff in developing networks to foster collaboration and share information and ideas that promote the subject and the University.
- Assisting in the annual review of course and program reviews.
- Exercising academic leadership for all subject area activities – teaching and/or research, as appropriate.
- Ensuring that junior staff and teaching assistants are given adequate mentoring and support.

- Participating at faculty level in institutional and strategic planning.
- Contributing to the implementation of faculty operational plans.
- Participating in faculty committees.
- Collaborating with the Dean and Programme Coordinators in determining the need for and allocation of resources within his/her area of responsibility.
- Promoting a collegiate amongst colleagues and students alike.
- Carrying out any other duties commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POST INCLUDES

- PhD in a field related to faculty programs
- Substantial experience of teaching in Higher Education institutions
- Excellent research record demonstrated by successful funding and publications
- Excellent interpersonal communication and analytical skills
- Excellent proficiency in English
- Quality communication and effective teamwork skills
QUALIFICATIONS
A PhD degree in a discipline taught by the Faculty, from an internationally recognised University.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Good publication record and on-going research agenda.
- Significant research experience
- Excellent written and spoken English/Arabic (in accordance with the Faculty)
- Very good IT skills
- Ability to work with and lead a team

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Good experience in tertiary teaching, a strong research record in his/her field of expertise and some experience in academic coordination and/or administration.

PACKAGE

- Attractive tax-free salary commensurate with qualifications/experience + housing and transportation allowance
- Medical insurance for staff, spouse, and 2 children under 18
- 7 weeks paid annual leave and return air travel for staff, spouse, and 2 children under 18 to country of origin

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The key role and responsibilities of an Assistant Professor should include, but are not exclusive to, teaching and learning support, research and administration and faculty support activities in the following areas:

Teaching and learning support

- Using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods to transfer knowledge in an effective and appropriate manner.
- Developing student skills by applying appropriate approaches to teaching, identifying learning needs of students and defining appropriate learning objectives.
- Defining adequate and appropriate learning outcomes and ensuring that content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning outcomes.
- Developing teaching materials, methods and approaches to enhance the delivery of the subject area
- Developing and promoting the use of innovative assessment methods.
- Participating in the development and implementation of a teaching and learning strategy for the faculty.
- Playing an active role in academic advising of students.
- Taking some role in supervising related subject laboratory teams, as appropriate

Research and scholarship
- Contributing to and developing research activities across the faculty.
- Helping the faculty to develop a teaching-research nexus and increase the quality of teaching and research activities in the faculty.
- Writing publications of the appropriate defined standard and/or disseminating research findings using media appropriate to the discipline.
- Collaborating with the RIC in seeking external funding opportunities for research and consultancies.

Administration and Faculty Support
- Participating in the faculty’s engagement with local and national business and industries.
- Exercising academic leadership for all subject area activities – teaching and/or research, as appropriate.
- Assisting in the annual review of course and program reviews.
- Collaborating with senior staff in determining the need for and allocation of resources within his/her area of responsibility.
- Participating in institutional and strategic planning.
- Contributing to the development and implementation of faculty operational plans.
- Ensuring that junior staff and teaching assistants are given adequate mentoring and support.
- Carrying out any other duties commensurate with the grade and purpose of the post.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POST INCLUDES

- PhD in a field related to faculty programs
- Substantial experience of teaching in Higher Education institutions
- Excellent research record demonstrated by successful funding and publications
- Excellent interpersonal communication and analytical skills
- Excellent proficiency in English
- Quality communication and effective teamwork skills

QUALIFICATIONS
A PhD degree in a discipline taught by the Faculty, from an internationally recognised University

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Significant research experience
- Excellent written and spoken English/Arabic (in accordance with the Faculty)
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Good IT skills

PACKAGE

- Attractive tax-free salary commensurate with qualifications/experience + housing and transportation allowance
- Medical insurance for staff, spouse, and 2 children under 18
- 7 weeks paid annual leave and return air travel for staff, spouse, and 2 children under 18 to country of origin

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Good experience in tertiary teaching experience and a growing publication record, with clear signs of research promise.

Sohar University is a modern and progressive institution meeting the needs of contemporary society and contributing to the economic and cultural well-being of Oman and our international neighbors.

We are located on world-class campus only two hours from Muscat and Dubai.

We seek to appoint innovative, committed, and ambitious academic staff at all levels who share our vision for quality higher education.

Sohar University is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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