Instructor of English
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Job Summary: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah seeks a full-time faculty member in English at the rank of Instructor, starting August 2021. We welcome candidates whose teaching ensures student success, and whose service is undertaken to promote their citizenship in the School and University.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: A balance between high-quality instruction, and service will be required for continued professional advancement. The teaching load is ten courses per year (a 5/5 load) at the undergraduate level. Candidates are expected to have experience in promoting active learning by students through the use of high-impact educational practices. Candidates must be prepared to teach English language and composition classes to both native and non-native speakers of English. Ideal candidates will have experience with, and interest in, teaching classes designated as Writing-Intensive. Service expectations include participating in school and university committees, assisting in the Writing Center, and contributing to the discipline through involvement with professional associations.
Minimum Qualifications: earned Master’s Degree in English or closely related field and relevant teaching experience, which demonstrates use of high-impact educational practices.
Preferred Qualifications: History of working effectively within General Education programs, teaching both native and non-native speakers of English.
Description of AURAK: The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public non-profit, independent, coeducation institution of higher education which delivers an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education with a strong focus on the local indigenous culture. All programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education of the UAE. In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the U.S. regional accreditation association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The American model of higher education ensures not only the acquisition of knowledge and skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking critically about local and global issues. The multicultural student body at AURAK offers candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse countries in the world. AURAK is located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the Northern Emirates and a rapidly growing region. The beauty of Ras Al Khaimah is reflected in its traditions and diverse landscapes — its white sandy beaches, the majestic Hajjar Mountains, the expansive desert and its sands dunes, and the many historical sites. For more information about the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), please visit: http://www.aurak.ac.ae
How to Apply: A completed application will include: (i) Cover letter (no more than 3 pages); (ii) Curriculum Vitae; (iii) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (iv) Names, email address, and institutional phone number of 3 references (letters will be requested later); and, (v) Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable until the finalization of the hiring process).
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Review of applications will begin June 13, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Dr. Alexandria Proff to inquire about the position at email@example.com.