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Assistant or Associate Professor of Education

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)

Posted on June 12, 2018

5 - 6 years Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates

Master of Education(Education), Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Salary: Competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), an English-medium university located in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Education position to begin Fall 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Minimum qualifications include:
Earned doctorate in Education or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
Experience as a teacher and leader in a P-12 setting, with preference given to experience in a STEAM discipline
Evidence of ability to teach a wide range of courses in education, educational leadership and teaching and learning
Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses
A solid record of scholarly publications in the field of Education and at least five years of prior university level teaching experience
Experience in new program development and curriculum design
Experience in forming strategic partnerships with P-12 schools, and other external stakeholders
Fluency in the literature and research on P-12 education
Commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service
Commitment to provide service to the department, university and community
Effective communication skills in English (spoken and written)
Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
Interest and/or experience working with a diverse student population
Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
Ability to advise students in the major
Willingness to play an integral role in the growth of a new department including curriculum review and outreach efforts
Ability to work in a changing environment
The current Master of Education in Educational Leadership is an innovative program designed to prepare and develop educational leaders and practitioners who actively direct school improvement. The program allows experienced educational professionals to earn the M.Ed. degree while continuing with their careers. A unique aspect of this program is the contextualization of education issues to the challenges that face educational administrators, teachers and students in RAK, the UAE and the greater region. The program has two tracks: the first in teaching and learning with a focus on teachers who want to improve their practice; and the second in school leadership with a focus on teachers and other school personnel who want to continue or advance into administration.
The University has ambitious development and growth plans for the Education program, including new pathways into teaching and the field of education for students, including exploring new undergraduate options and expanding the current Master of Education program. The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a colleague who can assist with this development, with the possibility of a leadership role in the program.
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is an independent co-education institution of Higher Education that provides an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education. All programs are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the UAE. The American model of higher education ensures not only imparting skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking critically about local and global issues. The multicultural student body at AURAK offers candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse countries in the world. AURAK is a young and rapidly growing university.
Application materials should be submitted online.
Complete dossiers consist of a:
Cover letter describing the candidate s qualifications,
Curriculum vitae with a list of three references,
Writing sample (research paper, article, or book chapter),
Unofficial transcript listing all graduate-level coursework.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
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American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public, non-profit institution of higher education based in UAE. Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, UAE, the state-owned educational institution offers graduate and undergraduate degrees that include academic programs based on the cultu ral characteristics of the Gulf region and North American model. Its graduate programs are designed to prepare students for professional life, while the undergraduate programs offer an insight into the major subjects and broad general education.

AURAK is fully committed to the highest standards of research, teaching, services, and ethics, and prepares its students to be creative, thoughtful, responsible and knowledgeable. Recognized as a leading institution of higher education, AURAK has a team of highly qualified and dedicated international staff that is well-trained in best serving the students. The institution works on its values of People, Quality, Cultural authenticity, Engagement, Scholarship & Research, Integrity, and Academic freedom. It offers various advantages to students including International internship opportunities, affordable tuition fees, international faculty and diverse academic programs.

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