Academic Position

Academic Position – New Media / Photography at Zayed University

CACE seeks qualified candidates to teach in the area of New Media/Design/Photography with an appointment on the Abu Dhabi campus starting January 2018 or August 2018.

Candidates should be flexible and able to teach a variety of New Media and Design subjects, but primarily will teach courses in Photography, Digital Video and Visual Communication, and include courses that will introduce students to Web Design. Ideal candidates should have proven professional experience, a strong design sensibility, and thorough knowledge of the latest digital media technologies, including Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, and Muse. An interdisciplinary approach to teaching New Media is desirable, which could contribute to courses across the specializations such as digital printmaking, digital photography and video. The ability to teach Rhino and CAD, and other design skills would be an asset.

The Requirements

Applicants must have earned a Doctorate or Master of Fine Arts degree (or equivalent) in the appropriate disciplinary area. The faculty will be expected to offer high-quality teaching and are required to contribute to interdisciplinary courses in the University's core curriculum. Experience with graduate programs 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.

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
Visit the following link: http://hrapps2.zu.ac.ae/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=9892&p_spid=466225&p_lang_code=US

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
• The names and contact details of three professional references
• Portfolio (10-15 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student work should be provided on a CD/DVD, a PDF. Links could also be supplied for video work or provide a dedicated and reliable website to view the work.

The review of applications will commence immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.


The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with majors in Animation Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Visual Art. It also offers a minor in Curatorial Studies, and a joint degree program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Multimedia Design with the College of Communication and Media Sciences and the College of Technological Innovation.

The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises 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). Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and initiatives of the college that will advocate innovative practices and research.

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