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Assistant, Associate Professor, or Full Professor of Graphic Design
Zayed University

Date Posted Aug. 8, 2018
Title Assistant, Associate Professor, or Full Professor of Graphic Design
University Zayed University
Department College of Arts & Creative Enterprises
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2018 or Spring 2019
  • Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

The University
Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 10,000 students across two main campuses – as well as satellite locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai- the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, cultural organizations, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be fully bilingual in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, strong in quantitative and research skills. The primary language of instruction and administration is English. Zayed University is fully accredited in the U.A.E. as well as by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the U.S.A.

The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.

The College of Art and Creative Enterprises (CACE)
CACE offers students a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the following: Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Visual Art and a shared BSc in Multimedia Design. Additionally, we offer a minor in Curatorial Studies. CACE aims to prepare students to become creative leaders in the arts and related industries. Our mission is to provide student artists and designers with an opportunity to explore and develop their own creative ideas while contributing to national initiatives in the culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We have received Substantial Equivalency from the National Schools of Art & Design (NASAD) for our academic programs. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and initiatives of the college that will advocate innovative practice and research.

The Opportunity
CACE seeks a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, multi-year, faculty position in the area of Graphic Design to teach in the baccalaureate programs on the Abu Dhabi and Dubai campus starting starting Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.
The Requirements
Candidates must have earned a terminal degree in Graphic Design, or a related field, and demonstrate a strong record of professional or creative activity and accomplishments, especially in screen-based distribution, and/or active research in the field of communication design. Professional experience of a thorough knowledge of the latest digital media technologies, including Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, and Muse. The successful applicant will have a record of teaching and will be expected to teach both introductory and advanced level courses, including courses that will introduce students to Web Design. A good understanding of UX, UI and immersive design and its place in today’s design world is also an advantage but not essential. Experience with graduate programs and administrative experience would be an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced working software knowledge appropriate to Graphic Design or Interactive Design. The candidate’s approach and experience in engaging students in new media tools and digital skills should be evident within their teaching portfolio – statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and samples of student work. Ability to contribute to key research priorities in visual communication will be considered an asset.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate:
A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching.
Dedication to curricular innovation.
Commitment to a sustained pace of scholarship and/or creative activities, and an interest in collaboration.
A record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their rank.
Substantial level of computer literacy and a good proficiency of usage of IT in education.
Willingness to provide service to the University and the College


The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the U.A.E., housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members. 

To Apply 

Please visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website.

In addition to completing the online application form, please include the following:
1. Cover letter,
2. Current Curricular Vitae
3. Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy
4. Statement of scholarly and creative interests
5. Sample syllabi
6. Copies of the terminal degree and transcript
7. The names and contact details of three professional references
8. Online portfolio (10-15 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student outcomes should be provided by hyperlink.

The review of applications will begin September 30, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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