Assistant Professor in Information Systems and Digital Transformation
Zayed University College of Technological Innovation
United Arab Emirates

TITLE:

 

Assistant Professor in Information Systems and Digital Transformation - College of Technological Innovation - Abu Dhabi/Dubai

POSITION TYPE:

Faculty

GRADE/RANK:

Assistant Professor

PRIMARY DEPARTMENT:

 

Department of Information Systems and Technology Management

UNIT:

College of Technological Innovation

REPORTS TO:

Department Chair

LOCATION:

Abu Dhabi or

Dubai

 

The College

The College of Technological Innovation (CTI) seeks to produce graduates recognized by business, government, and educational institutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Gulf Region, and the rest of the world. It also seeks to develop a strong applied research capacity in emerging technologies directed towards meeting the ICT needs of the UAE and Gulf region. The CTI academic programs are practical, competency-based, and designed to prepare students for successful careers as Information Technology professionals.

 

At the undergraduate level, CTI offers a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Technology Management with concentrations in Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Systems (ES) and Management of Information systems (MIS) (ABET accredited).  CTI also offers a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with concentrations in Security & Network Technologies, and Web and Mobile Application Development. At the graduate level, CTI just received the accreditation from UAE Ministry of Education to offer a new Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management. The program will start in Fall2021. Moreover, the college offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in Information Technology with specialization in Cyber Security. 

 

Currently, CTI has 68 full-time faculty and 2200 students (male and female) on its Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses. To support the expansion of programs, CTI will be substantially expanding its faculty. Successful candidates will enter a dynamic, growing organization that is active in teaching, research and service.

 

The Opportunity

 

The Information Systems and Technology Management (ISTM) department seeks qualified candidates to fill multiple full-time, Assistant Professor positions in the areas of Information Systems and Digital Transformation. Faculty with distinguished profiles in the areas of: Digital Transformation, Information Systems, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence and other related fields are encouraged to apply. In addition to specialized courses, an appointee may be required to teach introductory IT courses based upon college and student needs.

 

The Requirements

 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment from an internationally accredited university in Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or a closely related discipline with a specialization in one of the above-mentioned areas. 

 

Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong record of teaching excellence and scholarly research in one or more of the above-mentioned areas.

 

As the faculty is also expected to actively engage in various college and university committees and participate in community service, excellent interpersonal and English communication skills are also required. 

 

Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with ABET/CAA accreditation and have professional experience in a multi-cultural environment.

 

The Benefits

 

The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the UAE, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children, healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members, and end of service benefits/gratuity according to UAE Human Resources Law of the Federal Government.

 

To Apply

 

In addition to completing the online application form, please attach the following:

  1. Cover letter that should state the discipline area and the date you are applying for (Fall 2021 (August) or Spring 2022 (January)
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae

Other information will be requested before and during the interview process if your application is short-listed such as:

  1. Scanned copies of degrees and their academic transcripts,
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy,
  3. Statement of scholarly interests, and
  4. The names and contact details of three professional references.

For any inquiry about the position, please email the Chair of the Hiring Committee at istmhiring@zu.ac.ae.

 

Review Process and Dates

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. For full consideration, submit the online application March 1, 2021. While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Appointments begin in Fall 2021 (August 2021) or Spring 2022 (January 2022).


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