Job Details
Posting Date
27/Dec/2023 Expiry Date 24/Jan/2024 Job Reference Number: 2224-2023-12-27T14:37:06
Assistant Professor /Associate professor in Communication, Journalism Studies, and Media Production
CATEGORY Faculty Members College of Communication
College Communication
Department Mass Communication Department
Job Purpose

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.

The College seeks to appoint a series of positions in Communication, Journalism Studies, and Media Production to enhance our existing curriculum and set new research agendas that begins in Fall 2024. The successful candidates are expected to teach various courses in areas related to mass media. We are particularly interested in all areas of practice-based media production but also in other more theoretical aspects such as media history, media and cultural studies and film and cinema theory and practice. The ideal candidate should have an established record of research in top tier journals and is expected to develop a research agenda that is competitive for internal and external funding as well as participate in one of the existing research groups. ​

Main accountabilities & expectations

  • Teach specialized and general courses in the department of Mass Communication 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 relevant field from a top recognized university.  
  • Have at least two years teaching experience (after the culmination of their PhD) for assistant professors, five years for associate professors, and 10 years for full professors.
  • 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 and software.
  • 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, which will only be contacted in case the candidate is shortlisted.
  • Ph.D. certificate
  • Promotion documents ​

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
Job Criteria
Gender , Male, Female,
Qualifications Phd
Relevant Experience 4
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality , All,
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