Academic Position

Teaching Position:Interior Design in Abu Dhabi at Zayed University

The Opportunity
The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises seeks qualified candidates for a full-time appointment to teach in, and further develop, the Interior Design on the Abu Dhabi campus.

The Requirements
Applicants must have earned a Master of Fine Arts degree (or equivalent) in the field of Interior Design/Architecture. The successful applicant will be expected to have professional experience in the field of Interior Design, to offer quality teaching, and to contribute to the development of the program and the college.

The successful candidate should demonstrate strong experience in the development and exploration of creative concepts in Interior Design, as well as skill in final presentation employing digital design software, including but not limited to BIM software Revit and AUTO-CAD. In addition to studio instruction, expertise in teaching color & light, interior construction and technology, sustainable design, and graphic representations at the undergraduate level is very important. Knowledge of textiles, building technology, furniture, and finishing materials is highly desirable. Proficiency with other software platforms, such as 3DS MAX, Google Sketch-Up, Adobe Suite, and knowledge in fabrication lab technology such as 3D printers and Laser Cutting machines will be considered an asset.

In addition, the successful candidate may be required to teach junior-level foundation and intro to art history and design courses.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  •  A record of excellence in baccalaureate-level teaching, and the ability to teach both introductory and senior-level courses.
  • Dedication to curricular innovation and interdisciplinary teaching.
  • Commitment to a sustained pace of research 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, 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 of professional/research work (10 samples) and student work (10 samples) should be provided on a CD/DVD, a PDF, or there should be 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. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 8500 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students on its campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world. English is the primary language of instruction. Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the US.

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

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