The Institute of Public Health (IPH) of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, wishes to appoint a full-time faculty member to contribute to its teaching and research activities in public health and occupational health. It is likely that the appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor.
We are looking to appoint a suitable candidate with training, experience and achievements in one or more areas of advanced epidemiological methods for example environmental, occupational or chronic disease epidemiology.
Applicants should have a track record in teaching at undergraduate and advanced postgraduate level including designing curricula, overseeing courses and supervising student projects.
Furthermore they should be accomplished in conducting and supervising research. It is expected they will have published their research findings in reputable journals.
The successful candidate will contribute to programs of undergraduate and graduate teaching, including the MPH and PhD programs and professional training. The IPH has a thriving graduate teaching program and currently has 12 PhD students and 30 MPH students.
The successful candidate will also share administrative work in the IPH and the College of Medicine including serving on committees, invigilating examinations and contributing to student assessments.
A key requirement for the successful candidate will be to initiate and be the principal investigator for research projects relevant to the health of communities in the UAE. There are good opportunities for collaboration with colleagues in the College of Medicine and other UAEU colleges in addition to local and regional institutions. Particular importance is attached to developing strong links with other educational establishments, health authorities, government agencies and other institutions in the UAE and the wider region. International collaboration is encouraged.
Applicants should have a relevant doctoral/research degree along with significant post-doctoral experience. A good record of research and published output is required. A medical degree will be an advantage.
The College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) was founded in 1986 with the mission to "improve the health and wellbeing of the UAE population by delivering cutting edge undergraduate and graduate medical education, advanced research and clinical services that meet the best international standards" and is recognized by the UK General Medical Council. English is the language of instruction. The CMHS is housed in a purpose building, a well-equipped and state-of-the-art facility in the oasis city of Al Ain, adjacent to the Hajar Mountains and Oman. Abu Dhabi City (160 km) and Dubai City (140 km) are connected to Al Ain by modern motorways.
The UAE is an open and tolerant society and one of the most attractive places to live and work in the Middle East. Faculty receive competitive salaries and allowances, generous leave, free housing with support for furniture, annual airfares, educational assistance for up to three children, and support for attendance of international conferences.