Job Details
Posting Date
16/12/2018 Expiry Date 22/01/2019 Job Reference Number: 1211-2018-12-16T09:15:31
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Oral Biology and Microbiomics
Category Faculty Members College of Dentistry
College College of Dental Medicine
Department Oral and Cranoifacial Health Sciences
Job Purpose

  1. Succession planning for the retirement of the current job holder who is a Visiting Professor of the University, and to sustain and perpetuate the vigorous research program in oral microbiology and infection which has been initiated through: 1) the institution of the University funded, Oral Microbiome Research group 2)  development of Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)  program  currently undergoing accreditation  3)  PhD studies of academic staff members 3) collaborative work with local, and regional institutes;
  2. Contribute to the  microbiology learning and teaching program of the undergraduate BDS course
Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Lead and set direction for the University funded, Oral Microbiome Research group which is in its second year of growth
  2. Research supervision of the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) students for the following four programs that are currently under accreditation, and planned to begin in September 2019 : a) Oral Surgery, b) Prosthodontics c) Periodontics and d) Endodontics
  3. Contribute to the  microbiology learning and teaching program of the undergraduate BDS course
  4. Assist in research supervision of PhD students enrolled in either internal or external programs, and working on oral microbiota and related disciplines
  5. Apply for external and internal research grants and assist colleagues in grant proposal development in oral microbiology, as and when necessary
  6. Work in conjunction and liaise with the Director of Research and other researchers  in the Sharjah Institute of Medical Research (SIMR) to develop a robust program of oral microbiology
  7. Advice, assist and collaborate, as appropriate, with all other  researchers in the College and the university, on matters relating to oral microbiology research and discovery

Job Specific Accountabilities

Continuous Improvement

  1. Provide input to enhance the department's policy and procedures, and follow all relevant processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions to ensure that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.


Systems, Processes and Reports

  1. Generate relevant reports and ensure that they are prepared timely and accurately, and meet the department's requirements and standards.
Required Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English.
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • It is imperative that the candidate possess a PhD degree in microbiology/ oral microbiology from a recognised institute
  • Possession of  a clinical degree  in dentistry or medicine is highly desirable
  • Those applying for an Associate or a full professor position should possess a significant track-record of uninterrupted publications in high impact venues, and fulfil the University of Sharjah minimum qualifications for such positions
Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

Behavioral Competency Description
Integrity & Respect
  • Promote an openness, honesty and sincerity work environment in all communications with both internal and external customer.
  • Respect UOS core values, the dignity and culture-diversity of all members of the university's community.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in the face of change and respond positively to unexpected and rapidly changing work conditions.
  • Open to new ideas and initiatives relevant to own area of work.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues, by showing interest and carefully listening to their needs.
  • Keep people accurately informed and up to date.
  • Use clear, understandable language appropriate to the receiver.
  • Time Management: Determine the appropriate allocation of time.
  • Task Management: Balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines.
Conflict Management
  • Address conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disagreements occur.
  • Work to resolve conflict among team members by showing respect for others' opinions and working toward agreeable solutions.
Accountability & Accuracy
  • Deliver work of a high standard of quality and according to procedures, rules and  regulations.
  • Accept full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member.
  • Display a strong commitment to organizational success.
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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