Job Details
Posting Date
29/Nov/2023 Expiry Date 27/Dec/2023 Job Reference Number: 2189-2023-11-29T12:33:21
Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor - Public Relations
CATEGORY Faculty Members College of Communication
College Communication
Department Public Relations Department
Job Purpose

The University of Sharjah is one of the most comprehensive research universities in the United Arabi Emirates and the GCC region. With 14 colleges and three research institutes, the university has been constantly ranked among the top universities in the UAE (4TH on Qs star), and young universities in the world.  ​

The college of communication at the University of Sharjah offers cutting-edge research and professionally focused programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ACEJMC accredited college combines hands-on professional training with liberal arts education. It offers a diverse and vibrant environment where scholars can join a world-class team of media academics and experts, as part of one of the top universities in the Middle East and north Africa region. It is a bilingual college with programs in Arabic and English.
The College seeks highly qualified candidates for several positions of assistant/associate professor/full professor in public relations, advertising, corporate communication and Strategic Communication that begins in Fall 2024. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in areas related to public relations, corporate communication and social responsibility, advertising, strategic communication, and/or integrated marketing communication in addition to general college requirements in media and communication. The ideal candidate should have an established track-record of research in high-impact journals and is expected to develop a research agenda that is competitive for internal and external funding. ​

Main accountabilities & expectations

  • Teach specialized and general courses in the department of public relations using innovative methods and approaches.
  • Develop a research agenda to secure external and internal funding and publish in high-impact Scopus indexed journals.
  •  Contribute to the department's academic and extracurricular activities.
  • Contribute to effective student advising and supervision of graduation projects. ​


Required Skills
  • Have a Ph.D. in media, communication, or a relevant field from a top recognized university.  
  • Have at least two years teaching experience for assistant professors after completion of the PhD.
  • A strong research record as evidenced by publication in top tier journals.
  • Ability to teach in both Arabic and English is desirable but not necessary.
  • Evidence of successful teaching effectiveness, academic and community service.
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of media production tools.
  • A record of professional integrity, collegiality, and commitment to diversity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to collaborative and collegial engagement, and building connections with area professionals, businesses, and alumni.​
Desirable Requirements


  • Letter of application including the candidate's interest in the position, qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy, scholarly research agenda, and service goals
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness including the latest teaching evaluations
  • Names, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers for three professional references
  • Ph.D. certificate
  • Promotion documents ​

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
Job Criteria
Gender , Male, Female,
Qualifications Phd
Relevant Experience 5
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality , All,
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