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Full-Time Faculty Position in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, or History

  • Jan. 15, 2018
  • Full-Time Faculty Position in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, or History
  • Sciences and Liberal Arts
    Dubai, Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - Cultural
    History - General
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
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The Department of Sciences and Liberal Arts at RIT Dubai is currently seeking applications from highly qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position in Anthropology, Culture, or History, with a focus on Arabic and Islamic studies. The candidate must be dedicated to the teaching and mentoring of students at the undergraduate level, be actively engaged in relevant research, and commit to service to the university.


  • A completed Ph.D. degree and previous teaching experience of a minimum of three years and above in North American Universities.
  • Experience with the following courses or similar, or substantial expertise in course areas (see RIT’s course catalogue for descriptions):
    o ANTH 275-Global Islam
    o ANTH 365-Culture and Politics in the Middle East
    o ANTH 380-Nationalism and Identity
    o HIST 462-East-West Encounters
  • Native fluency in English speech and writing.
  • Maintain an active research agenda.

Applications must include a position-specific cover letter, current resume (C.V.), and three references with name, phone number, email, and affiliation. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2018. The successful candidate is expected to report to campus in late August. Address queries about the position to Dr. Jonathon Penny, Chair of Sciences and Liberal Arts, at General queries can be sent to RIT Dubai’s HR office.

Please email your application to and include the following items in your application:

  • Subject line must include the source, your name and position you are applying for;
    (Mr. John Smith – Anthropology)
  • Cover letter detailing your technical/professional, teaching, and scholarship qualifications and achievements
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Contact information

Applications review will begin immediately and continue until February 28, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information please visit RIT Dubai website at

  • The University is fully committed to equal opportunity at all levels without discrimination on
    the basis of race, gender, religion, age, family status, or national origin. In addition,
    discrimination is prohibited on any other basis prohibited by law that applies to the faculty
    member’s employment at the University. As an American university, RIT Dubai will give
    priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Sciences and Liberal Arts
    Rit Dubai
    Dubai, Dubai 341055
    United Arab Emirates


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