UOWD6614 - Assistant/Associate Professor - Media & Mass Communications

Business Unit: Academic
Job Family: Faculty
Department: Humanities, Social Sciences and Health
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dubai
About UOWD:

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE's oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia - currently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world – UOW in Dubai represents a pioneering Australian initiative in the Gulf region.

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) invites applications for a full time position in Media and Communications at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.


About the Program:

The Media and Communications Program at UOWD currently offers a Master’s program (MMC) and will be offering a Bachelor’s in Communication and Media with majors in Autumn 2019. The postgraduate MMC program has just undergone significant restructuring in terms of content and focus in order to address the needs of students and professionals facing an ever-changing industry and innovative emerging media practices. We have already begun transitioning to elements of this exciting new program.


Qualifications and Requirements:

Ideally, the successful candidate will join the university in January/February 2019, but this can be extended for a Summer or Autumn start.

The ideal candidate for the above-position will be digitally-savvy with a strong balance of theory and industry-related research. The School is seeking an individual who is able to teach across multiple platforms building bridges between academic and professional practice or industry contexts. We are particularly interested in candidates whose professional and research interests reflect the most forward-looking of the trends and practices of the Media environment, especially with reference to innovative and novel technologies. The successful candidate will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, collaboratively engage in the activities, service, and life of the School as well as with other disciplines at the university level. In addition, it will be expected that the new hire will look to establish meaningful connections with broader academic, professional, commercial and/or public communities. Candidates should have already received their terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or foreign equivalent) at the time of hire, and must have demonstrated a commitment to quality teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a proven commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.


Compensation & Benefits:

The successful candidate will enjoy interaction with a professional dynamic team of highly respected educators from 35 different countries and exposure to students from over 120 nationalities.

The University offers an expatriate package which is an attractive tax free salary. The expatriate package includes six weeks of paid leave per year, private medical insurance for employee and eligible dependents, life and disability insurance and education allowance for dependants. The University is located in Knowledge Village, Dubai and has excellent teaching, learning and research facilities as well as a Library that meets international standards.



To Apply:

Interested applicants must apply before the closing date by visiting our employment website at http://employment.uowdubai.ac.ae. A review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position(s) are filled.

Closing Date: February 28th 2019, or until the position is filled.


Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV