Teaching Position:Foundations/Multimedia Design in Dubai at Zayed University

The Opportunity
CACE seeks a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, multi-year, faculty position in the area of Foundation/New Media on the Dubai campus starting August 2015. Candidates with an interdisciplinary practice/approach are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Requirements
Applicants must have earned a Master of Fine Arts degree (or equivalent terminal degree) in an Art or Design discipline. The successful applicant will be expected to have professional experience in the field, must offer quality teaching, and will be expected to contribute to the development of the program and the college. An understanding of mobile and new technologies, digital publishing, programming, or 3D printing/modeling is an asset. Proficiency in the use of technology is essential.

Candidates must understand and support the integrated nature of the curriculum and must be able to contribute to art and design excellence, both academic and professional, within the college. Applicants should also be willing to collaborate with other colleges within the University and demonstrate a commitment to education and to scholarly and professional work.

Our particular aim with this new appointment is to strengthen the delivery of art and design foundations across the four majors.

The successful applicant should be a multi-disciplinary, conceptual thinker who understands the importance of art and design foundations and the use of technology across all areas of art and design, and is passionate about communicating this to students. We seek candidates who have a broad vision of the future of art and design and the ability to articulate that vision, and who have thorough knowledge of both art and design theory and practice, as well as the ability to integrate the necessary tools in teaching within this area. Candidates will also contribute to developing a strong culture of art and design research in the college.

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, the College and the Department.

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 www.zu.ac.ae 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. The names and contact details of three professional references
7. Portfolio (10-15 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student outcomes should be provided on a PDF, or provide a dedicated and reliable website to view the work.

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, 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 College of Arts and Creative Enterprises (CACE)
CACE offers students a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Animation Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Visual Art. The College 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). The department works closely with faculty in other university disciplines such as the majors in Emirati Studies and Multi-Media Design, and the MA in Museum Studies. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and initiatives of the college that will advocate innovative practices and research.