Open Rank Faculty Position
Reference No. IRC45849
Job Title Open Rank Faculty Position
Posting Date 30-Sep-2020
Department Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology
Organization Name College of Medicine and Health Sciences
About University

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering, and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.

Brief Description

Essential to this role is the desire of the successful applicant to train a new generation of medical specialists, as well as contribute to world-class research that improves practice while delivering service to the university, the community, and the United Arab Emirates.

The responsibilities of faculty members shall be an appropriate combination of:

  • Dissemination of knowledge through undergraduate and/or graduate teaching
  • Research, scholarly, or other creative activities
  • Academic service
Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

The position calls for a specialist in areas of Anatomy and Cellular Biology to develop course outlines in their respective disciplines. Specific duties of the successful applicant include:

  • Prepare teaching materials including course outline, syllabus, and lesson plans
  • Revise the subject matter on regular basis as appropriate for that subject
  • Teach at the graduate and undergraduate level in subject areas related to biomedical sciences on-time schedules allocated by the Line Manager
  • Contribute to the development, planning, and implementation of a high-quality curriculum
  • Provide students with a detailed syllabus, methods of instruction, and evaluation in their courses
  • Engage in the selection of textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses
  • Monitor students’ performance in their subject areas and provides remedial classes when necessary
  • Set and mark exams, coursework, assignments, laboratory work, homework, and any other relevant activity
  • Use up-to-date instructional technology and ensure the delivery is clear and consistent
  • Participate in professional peer reviews
  • Supervise teaching internships
  • Develop and improve their scholarly competence and effectiveness as teachers within their area of expertise
  • Teach at the undergraduate level as required

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities

  • Carry out research and produces publications, or other research outputs, in line with personal objectives agreed in the review process
  • Engage in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review
  • Deliver papers at professional association meetings, seminars, and conferences
  • Participate in panels at regional and international meetings of professional organizations
  • Identify and successfully bid for external funding and grants
  • Actively raise the College’s and Faculty’s profile, internally and externally
  • Participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department
  • Collaborate with colleagues, both within and outside the University, in conducting and managing research and consultancy activities
  • Supervise students’ research and practical work and of their theses preparation, as well as participate in the evaluation of their theses

Academic Service

  • Contribute to departmental, or University-wide working groups or committees as requested
  • Contribute to student recruitment, retention, and placement efforts
  • Foster service by contributing tithe community at large in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity
  • Support and participate in student organization activities
  • Adhere to the University’s information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in medicine (MD or MBBS) and/or a postgraduate degree (Ph.D.) in an area relevant to the appointment
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching and mentorship in the discipline at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Demonstrable ability to engage in independent research, with an established record of scholarly publication
  • Demonstrable success in the supervision of research students
  • Demonstrable abilities to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and collegial team, well-developed interpersonal skills, and the ability to provide leadership and take the initiative

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 6 years experience and experience in teaching at a level that irrelevant to the position and would have made contributions to research and/or scholarship and/or teaching
  • Can demonstrate some level of administrative skills of a team
How To Apply A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.
Open Rank Faculty Position