Job Details
Posting Date
03/01/2023 Expiry Date 05/02/2023 Job Reference Number: 2051-2023-01-03T10:15:40
Assistant/Associate Professor in Social Media and Social Computational Studies
Category Faculty Members College of Communication
College Communication
Department Mass Communication Department
Job Purpose

​The College of Communication at the University of Sharjah invites applications for the Assistant/ Associate professor position in Social Computational and Social Media Studies starting in September 2023. The position requires familiarity with social computational methods and social media analysis. The applicant should hold a Ph.D. in the field and demonstrate an understanding of the broad issues around social media (e.g., fake news, propaganda, etc.). 

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. ​The new faculty member will have the rounded skills and knowledge required to teach practice and theory in or closely related to social computational and social media studies for the university's graduate and undergraduate students.
  2. Conducting first-class research to have it published in peer-reviewed journals of a high standard.
  3. Collaborating with the college's different departments and programs as well as relevant programs at other colleges in the university.
  4. Collaborating with the industry and building relations with the institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah and the larger the United Arab Emirates.
  5. Continuously improving programs, courses, and syllabuses.
  6. Building and executing social computational and social media studies programs for the university’s graduate and undergraduate students.
  7. Ability to teach both theoretical and practical courses, particularly at the undergraduate level.
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. An outstanding creative practice record in the VR/AR and immersive arts is highly desirable but not a condition to be considered.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrable ability to advise and supervise master and doctoral students and serve at the department, college, university, and professional levels.
  5. Demonstrable ability to apply and secure funding for research and scholarship.
  6. The ability how to solve problems is required, besides organizational skills.
  7. Analytical thinking is a competence the University of Sharjah highly values, besides adaptability and teamwork.
  8. 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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