Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Visiting, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi

The College of Arts and Sciences at the Petroleum Institute (PI), Abu Dhabi, invites applications for a visiting faculty position in Physics during the 2016/17 academic year. The level of the appointment (Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor) will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the applicant. The possibility of converting the appointment from a visiting to a permanent one will be explored during the one-year tenure of the successful candidate. Review of applications will begin on November 1st 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Description: We seek an energetic individual who is eager to teach undergraduates. Responsibilities will include teaching General Physics courses with the possibility of additional courses as requested by and/or taught in conjunction with faculty from the engineering programs of the PI. Additional responsibilities include syllabus and assessment development as well as mentoring and advising of students. Applicants with a strong teaching record, especially in active-learning (Studio, SCALEUP, etc.) environment, are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Physics from a well-recognized university and must possess a record of excellence in teaching and research in Physics education. Teaching experience in active-learning and student-centered learning environments will be considered a distinct advantage.

Additional Details: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package, including housing and furniture allowance, educational allowance for dependent children, annual airfare allowance, and medical care. The United Arab Emirates levies no income taxes. All applications must include (i) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, (ii) a current curriculum vitae, and (iii) the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three or four references which include both a current/prior employer and a teaching reference. Kindly apply online through