Faculty Positions in Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Applied Artificial Intelligence, Big Data
Zayed University
United Arab Emirates

Zayed University

College of Technological Innovation (CTI), Department of Information Systems and Technology Management (ISTM)


Associate and Full Professor Openings

Starting Semesters: Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

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 two Bachelor degrees: Information Systems and Technology Management (Department of Information Systems and Technology Management) and Information Technology (Department of Computing and Applied Technology). The College’s Bachelor degrees are accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. Currently, CTI has 52 full-time faculty and 1850 students (male and female) seeking majors in the College on its Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses


The Opportunity

The Information Systems and Technology Management (ISTM) department seeks qualified candidates to fill in multiple full-time, multi-year faculty positions beginning Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. This position is full-time for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the following areas: Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Applied Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence and other related fields.


The Requirements

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree from an internationally accredited university in Information Technology, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or a closely–related discipline with a specialization in one of the above-mentioned areas. Successful candidates should hold the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor (or equivalent) as a result of their promotion post-PhD with at least 6 years of teaching experience at an accredited institution of higher education, and demonstrate a strong record of continuing distinction in research, scholarship or creative endeavors in the field commensurate with their academic rank. The scholarship record should clearly provide evidence of national and/or international distinction and reputation; demonstrated excellent graduate and undergraduate teaching ability and shown continuing active engagement with students in and outside of the classroom; demonstrated graduate research thesis/dissertation supervision experience; continuing evidence of relevant and effective professional service; and demonstrated ability for continuing achievement in all areas. Successful candidates are also expected to actively engage in various college and university committees and participate in community service. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also required. Preference will be given to applicants with international experience in a multi-cultural environment.  


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 provided to the employee and sponsored family members.


To Apply

Please visit http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/ and click on Employment tab to be directed to the recruitment website. 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 2020 (August 2020) or Spring 2021 (January 2021)
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Statement of scholarly interests
  5. The names and contact details of three professional references.


Review Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


About Zayed 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 1000 faculty and staff serving approximately 10000 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, arts and culture, 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 by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) in the UAE and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in the USA.

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

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