Job Details
Posting Date
03/01/2023 Expiry Date 05/02/2023 Job Reference Number: 2050-2023-01-03T09:31:52
Assistant/Associate Professor in Critical Data Studies
Category Faculty Members College of Communication
College Communication
Department Mass Communication Department
Job Purpose

​The University of Sharjah is looking for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Critical Data Studies starting in September 2023. The position requires familiarity with the systematic study of data and its criticisms. The candidate should have developed skills centering on the critical analysis of big data in the context of the media and society. The candidate’s work, publications, and teaching experience should focus on the intersection between digital media, Internet governance, and content moderation among other related topics. The applicant should hold a Ph.D. in the field and demonstrate an understanding of the range of the broad issues around critical data studies and analysis.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels of education at the university.
  2. Conducting first-class research with the aim of having it published in peer-reviewed journals of a high standard.
  3. Building and executing programs for the teaching of the systematic study of data and its criticisms for the university’s graduate and undergraduate students.
  4. Building connections with the industry to assist with the college’s internship and graduate projects.
  5. Ability to teach both theoretical and practical courses, particularly at the undergraduate level.
  6. Collaborating with the college’s different departments and programs as well as relevant programs at other colleges in the university.
  7. Collaborating with the industry and building relations with companies and institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah and the larger the United Arab Emirates.
  8. Continuously improving programs, courses, and their syllabuses.​
Job Specific Accountabilities -
Required Skills -
Preferred Qualification & Experience
  1. Completion of their PhD by the time of the appointment.
  2. At least two years of teaching experience at a Higher Education Institution. However, exceptions will be made for promising young academics who recently completed their Ph.D. as long as they demonstrate Scopus publications.
  3. Record or strong demonstrable potential for successfully pursuing grants and funding in support of engaged scholarship.
  4. Excellent speaking, writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  5. Scholarly publications in areas related to the job description.
  6. Qualified candidates who can teach in English and Arabic will be prioritized.
  7. Scholars who can teach both theory and practice will be prioritized.
  8. Candidates who can teach theory and practice.
Job Location University of Sharjah (Main) , University of Sharjah (Main),
  1. Strong research record and agenda. Publications in Scopus according to years from Ph.D. completion (on average, should be two, but exceptions will be made for young scholars).
  2. Demonstrable expertise in the areas signaled above using the topic of their Ph.D. or their research track record. In other words, we are open to academics with diverse backgrounds as long as they can demonstrate their specialism in one of the abovementioned areas.
  3. Demonstrable ability to advise and supervise master and doctoral students and serve at the department, college, university, and professional levels.
  4. Demonstrable ability to apply and secure funding for research and scholarship.
  5. The candidate should have the ability to independent thinking and critical analysis. The ability how to solve problems is required besides organizational skills. Analytical thinking is a competence the university of Sharjah highly values besides adaptability and team working. The ability to take decisions and lead committees and groups is necessary.​
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality All
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