Job Details
Posting Date
08/11/2018 Expiry Date 08/12/2018 Job Reference Number: 1175-2018-11-08T11:47:55
Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Category Faculty Members College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
College Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Education
Job Purpose

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science of the University of Sharjah is a dynamic place experiencing substantial growth in programs, partnership with communities and healthy and growing graduate programs.   The University of Sharjah seeks to become one of the major institutions that espouses excellence in higher education and position itself as one of the unique higher education establishments providing a comprehensive educational programs to students from around the world. 


The Early Childhood Education program will be a newly established program housed in the Department of Education.  The Department of Education has four fulltime faculty members.  Currently the department offers a postgraduate teaching diploma degree.   Its students come from diverse academic, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education focuses on early development, care, health, justice, theatre, literacy and language development, teaching and research.  The position will be for a full time faculty member who could join the Department of Education at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.   The teaching load will be 12 credit hours per semester and there will be other administrative duties as in the coordination of the program.  The contract for the position will be for 3-years and renewable thereafter.  Faculty will have to support their teaching by an established research agenda which as a result they publish regularly in reputable journals.   Community service is also a requirement, as the Department is seeking to grow, there will be opportunities for program development and program evaluation.

Main accountabilities & expectations

Teaching undergraduate courses in a newly established early childhood education program.  The faculty will be supervising students in the practicum, developing a research agenda in early childhood education, working collegially with other faculty and contributing to service in the department and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.  Teaching will mostly be done in Arabic and the incumbent must know to communicate and write in English and Arabic.   
Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience   An earned Doctorate in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or closely related field  Doctorate  must be from a UK/US university, must be a bilingual (English and Arabic), has a record of teaching in the early childhood education programs.  ABD applicants will be considered given that requirements are completed and expected to graduate prior to September 2019.
Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)


The candidate must have a research agenda and able to implement it by producing scholarly output in major publication outlets, in addition:

a. A strong experience with diverse students and setting

b. Experience in higher education setting and cultural diversity

c. Have competencies in writing and evaluating curriculum

d. Can teach various early childhood education courses as in

-Numerical and Language Literacy

-Language development of the child

-Psychology of the child

-Teaching strategies

-Early Childhood curriculum

Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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