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The Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sharjah (UOS) invites applications for the position of Head/Chair of the Department, which will commence at the beginning of Fall 2016. Candidates with extensive experience in teaching, research, and administration in the areas of Applied Physics and Astronomy are welcome to apply. The department of Applied Physics and Astronomy offers an undergraduate degree in Applied Physics and a new degree in Petroleum and Geosciences to start in the fall 2016.  The department provides a rich environment for research in a variety of topics.  The department is the main sponsor of the new Sharjah Research Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences.  Physics is one 5 constituent departments that include Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics and Chemistry.

Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of Applied Physics and Astronomy and should be able to demonstrate: An established record of research and publishing research; experience in curriculum development, budgeting resources, and faculty/staff evaluation; a proven track record in leadership and successful administration; familiarity with the accreditation process; and the intellectual resources to motivate faculty towards professional development. The successful candidate will also have a clear vision for the future development of the department. Experience working in a multi-cultural work environment is considered highly desirable.

The University of Sharjah provides a first-class education to students from the UAE and Arab countries across the region as well as to students from numerous other countries. UOS offers a wide range of programs and a distinctive style of learning through incorporating modern educational and technological trends together with a set of core Islamic values, culture and tradition. UOS boasts state-of-the-art facilities housed in buildings of inspiring arabesque design and situated on a campus that spans over several miles within Sharjah University City, which lies on the outskirts of Sharjah and is surrounded by scenic dessert views. The University is located within a short distance from Sharjah City Center, Dubai, and Ajman, which are all situated along the beautiful Arabian Gulf shores.

UOS is a non-profit independent institution of higher education with a total enrollment of 12,500 students and 600 full-time faculty members.  In addition to the College of Sciences, UOS has several other colleges including the colleges of: Sharia and Islamic Studies, Engineering, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Sciences, Health Sciences, Law, Communication, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Fine Arts and Design, Graduate Studies and Research, and the Community College.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are invited to send a letter of application along with their curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to  the following email address: For more details about the College, its departments, and required qualifications for the position, please refer to the University's website:

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