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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Adjunct Faculty Positions in Physics
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Instructor/Assistant Professor: Adjunct Faculty Positions in Physics
School of Arts and Sciences
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Job Summary: The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Ras al Khaimah (AURAK) seeks to hire two part-time, adjunct faculty members to teach Physics for the AY 2020-2021. Successful candidates will be appointed to Instructor or Assistant Professor rank, depending on their last acquired degree. Prior successful teaching experience at the university level employing high-impact educational practices to promote active learning by students and experience in working effectively with globally diverse student populations are expected.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  Part-time, adjunct faculty can teach a maximum of two (2) courses per semester. Ideal candidates will have experience with, and interest in, teaching classes to undergraduates who find the study of Physics challenging. The adjunct faculty members will be required to cover Physics Laboratories; instruction could also include teaching one or more introductory level courses. Candidates must be prepared to teach laboratories and classes required by the degree plans in Engineering, and in Arts and Sciences programs.

Qualifications: A minimum of a Master of Science in Physics from an accredited university is required. Prior successful teaching experience is expected. Medium of instruction at AURAK is English; hence, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are also required. An ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines would be an asset.

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; additionally it is accredited by 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.

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 immediately, and will continue until each of the positions is filled. Please feel free to contact Professor Hamid Berriche to inquire about the position at



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