The Department of Languages and Literature seeks to make an appointment to a Visiting Faculty in Spanish language. The position will be of interest to those with expertise in teaching Spanish as a foreign language
The role holder will be a member of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). The instructor is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching students at the undergraduate levels. The job holder will select and/or prepare resources, plan for effective teaching, and understand the students’ interests and their cultural backgrounds.
The successful candidate will make a full contribution to the academic life of the University through teaching and academic service. The candidate is expected to have experience in teaching Spanish language for academic purposes at the university level.
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".
With a faculty of more than 930 and 13,000 students from 64 countries, UAEU is internationally-oriented with a strong emphasis on social impact and external collaboration in both its education and research. The University offers 52 Bachelors’ degree programs and 37 Masters’ programs as well as a Doctorate of Medicine (MD), Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) and a number of other PhD programs. It was recently recognized in the QS World Rankings as among the top 300 universities in the world and the 27th best ‘Young University’ globally.
Our faculty and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve national and global social challenges. Our academic community is inspired by the dynamism and cosmopolitanism of the UAE, its values of tolerance and its rapid development as an internationally-recognized center of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
The College and Department
The Department of Languages and Literature, CHSS is housed in a state-of-the -art facility on Maqam campus offering undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department is interdisciplinary, with 14 full-time faculty members and 11 instructors. For additional information about the Department and our programs, please see the following web site: (https://chss.uaeu.ac.ae/en/departments/languages_literature/about.shtml)
With more than 3,000 students and approximately 150 faculty members, CHSS is the largest of the nine colleges that make up the UAE University. The College has a distinct identity, informed by a rich academic tradition, a firm commitment to heritage and innovation, and a dedication to serve our community and the nation.
CHSS recently implemented a major restructuring of its departments, intended to facilitate program innovation and opportunities for increased interdisciplinary research. This is part of larger suite of planned changes involving not only the reorganization of departments, but the provision of a range of new, innovative, interdisciplinary academic programs. The departmental structure of CHSS is as follows:
· Arabic Language and Literature
· Cognitive Sciences
· Geography and Urban Sustainability
· Government and Society
· Languages and Literature
· Media and Creative Industries
· Social Wellbeing
· Tourism and Heritage
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.
Set in the historic oasis region of Al Ain, UAEU is at the heart of a beautiful, cosmopolitan university town. As well as the attractions of the world-famous cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai just 1.5 hours’ drive away, the beauty of the region’s natural environment in the desert and on the coast is in easy reach as well as in neighboring Oman.
Education & qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD or M.A degree in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language or any related field. Candidates should also have experience in teaching Spanish language for academic purposes at the university level.
Applicants should upload a CV and a cover letter which should include a concise statement of motivation of no more than 750 words that specifies plans and teaching philosophy. Please also include the names of TWO academic references and indicate whether they may be contacted during the application process or only after an offer has been accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed remotely.
All materials should be sent via email to the Chair of Languages and Literature Department (Dr. Moza Al-Tenaijy, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The closing date for applications is April 22, 2021. Initial interviews are planned to be held soon after closing date. The post start date is April 8, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Informal enquiries about the Department or the post may be directed to Dr. Moza Al-Tenaijy, Mozah.email@example.com