Open Rank Faculty Abu Dhabi University

The Department of Environmental and Public Health in the College of Health Sciences (CoHS) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) invites applicants for a full time Open Rank Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher in the Environmental Health & Safety program, beginning August 2024. The Department is seeking highly qualified and motivated full time faculty members who are committed to teaching, research, new programs development, students mentoring, and institutional and community service. Candidates working in the different areas of Environmental Health & Safety are welcome to apply. They seek applicants with expertise in the following EHS fields:

  • Health and Safety.
  • Regulation, Compliance, and Policy.
  • Technology.
  • Management.
  • and Impact Assessment.

Job Purpose

  • The position is opened for the Fall 2023-2024 semester. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • There are a variety of Environmental Health and Safety topics with potential teaching opportunities.
  • The teaching load typically includes up to 12 credit hours per academic semester in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses, which may vary depending on involvement in other academic activities.

Responsibilities of Open Rank Faculty

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in related field of specialization in the Environmental Health and Safety program catering to a diverse student body comprised of a variety of ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and academic preparation.
  • Mentor students in academic development and achievement; in applied practical experience, and in integral learning experience.
  • Supervise graduating students’ projects and provide guidance.
  • Contribute to the curriculum development, program assessment, program accreditation, development of new programs, community engagement and involvement with professional societies through services.
  • Maintain a record of scholarship through independent and/or collaborative research, extramural funding and publication.
  • other duties considering departmental needs and priorities.

Job Requirements of Open Rank Faculty

  • Doctoral degree from an internationally accredited university in Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Must have at least 3 years prior teaching experience in Environmental Health and Safety (undergraduate and postgraduate level).
  • Must possess experience in advising and mentoring senior undergraduate students.

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Must be able to articulate research agenda and demonstrate expertise in advance analytical methods in research areas of Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Possessing interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is a must.
  • Possess research potential and accomplishment demonstrated by a record of peer reviewed publications, as judged by their h index (10 for Assistant Professor, 15 for Associate Professor, and 25 for Professor).
  • Record of research grants acquisition.
  • Qualifications to teach in more than one area or program will given priority.
  • Attract grant funding.
  • Must be able to deliver high quality instruction in a student centered environment to cultivate an inclusive learning environment that support students with various learning styles and diverse backgrounds.
  • Be able to use the Blackboard learning management system (preferred), Microsoft Teams, and instructional technology.

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