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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Visual Arts (Printmaking Emphasis)
Zayed University

Date Posted Aug. 8, 2018
Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Visual Arts (Printmaking Emphasis)
University Zayed University
Department College of Arts & Creative Enterprises
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January 2019
  • Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Art - Printmaking

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, and 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 university faculty and staff are comprised of experts from around the globe creating an innovative and diverse university community.

The College of Arts & 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). CACE has received Substantial Equivalency from the National Schools of Art & Design 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
The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises seeks qualified candidates to teach in Visual Arts with a specialization in Printmaking, with an appointment on the Abu Dhabi campus starting preferably.
The successful candidate will be teaching courses within Printmaking, which includes intaglio, relief, screen printing, digital printmaking and printmaking in the expanded field. The ideal candidate should have an interdisciplinary approach toward contemporary image making with the ability to explore both traditional and digital image making technologies. This may include but not limited to laser cutting/ engraving, CNC, 3D printing, dye sublimation printing, etc.

The successful candidate would also teach a variety of courses drawing, book structures and foundation level courses. Candidates should have proven professional experience and thorough knowledge of historical and contemporary practices. Candidates should be flexible and able to teach a variety of media from foundation level to senior studio.
The Requirements
Applicants must have earned a Doctorate or Master of Fine Arts degree (or equivalent) in Printmaking or a related field. Experience with graduate programs and academic administrative experience would be an asset.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will make a valuable contribution to the development of the programs in the College through building relationships and liaising with the local industry and contributing to the Internship Program, as well as support an integrated approach of the curriculum. They will encourage students to consider their future careers within a local, regional and international context and ensure that they are equipped to take up this challenge. The successful candidate should demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced working knowledge of the leading technology software. 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.
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.
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 to the College.

The Benefits
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, attach one document containing:

  •  Cover letter
  •  Current Curricular Vitae
  •  Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy
  •  Statement of scholarly and creative interests
  •  Sample syllabi
  • Teaching/Student evaluations
  • Copy of degree and transcripts
  •  The names and contact details of three professional references
  •  Portfolio (15-20 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student work should be provided through hyperlink as a downloadable PDF. Video links or a dedicated and reliable website could also be supplied to view the works.

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

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