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Professor and Chair of English - IRC15730
Khalifa University of Science and Technology

  • Oct. 25, 2017
  • Professor and Chair of English - IRC15730
  • Department of English
  • Khalifa University of Science and Technology
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Dec. 15, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • English
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Professor and Chair of English – IRC15730

Khalifa University:
The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

College of Arts and Sciences
The College is distinguishing itself as a major contributor towards economic diversification within Abu Dhabi and the region, particularly through its close alignment with growing regional industries in key themes such as Energy, Aerospace, Healthcare, Transportation and Telecommunications.

The College of Arts and Sciences is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to science education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. To serve this purpose, the College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.

About the Department
The Department of English is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences comprising some 20 Faculty. The department teaches students who are majoring in science and engineering disciplines, and for whom English is a second or additional language. Core English and Communication courses focus on the development of academic writing, critical thinking and research skills, involving students in team and project-based learning as well as individual work. The department also supports the development of skills such as public speaking and has a role in teaching scientific and technical writing in English to Masters and PhD students.

Job Description
The Chair of English is responsible for leadership in advancing the teaching, research and service activities of the departmental faculty and for managing the departmental needs, including resources, budget and personnel.
Main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Faculty recruitment, development and retention
  • Curriculum development and review
  • Facilities development, maintenance and updating
  • Leading the development evaluation of faculty research

The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and is the primary liaison between department and college. Additionally, the Chair will be an advocate for the department and will ensure that the interests of the department continue to be presented and understood at all levels of the University.

Person Specification
Candidates for the position of Chair of English must have a full range of qualifications, experience, and abilities to offer the leadership and fulfil the tasks described above, including:

  • Doctoral degree in English, applied linguistics or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 12 years of teaching and research experience (at least 5 of which should be at the level of Professor).
  • Minimum of 5 years scholarly activity and research and a record of leadership showing interpersonal skills and organisation ability.
  • Strong research background and funding records with recognised professional accomplishments in the relevant field, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels are required.

Applicants should submit an online application at This position will have a join date of August 2018. All applicants should submit an online application via the portal. A complete application includes curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, cover letter, photo and the names and contact information of three references.

Please submit your application before the deadline of 15th December 2017.

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