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### Faculty Position in Environmental Health & Safety at Abu Dhabi, UAE

Position Summary

The Department of Environmental and Public Health at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) within the College of Health Sciences (CoHS) is seeking applications for a full-time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor or above in the Environmental Health & Safety program starting in August 2024. The department is interested in recruiting dedicated faculty members with a strong commitment to teaching, research, program development, student mentorship, as well as institutional and community service. Individuals specializing in various aspects of Environmental Health & Safety are encouraged to apply. Expertise in the following EHS fields is particularly sought after:

  • Health and Safety
  • Regulation, Compliance, and Policy
  • Technology
  • Management
  • Impact Assessment

About Abu Dhabi University

Founded in 2003, ADU stands as the largest private multi-campus university in the UAE. It currently holds the top position among universities in the UAE for the teaching category based on the 2023 Times Higher Education Rankings. Moreover, ADU has made significant strides by securing the 13th rank globally in The Times Higher Education ranking for small universities. The College of Health Sciences offers a range of programs including B.Sc. degrees in Environmental Health and Safety, Public Health, Laboratory Medicine, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as Molecular and Medical Genetics. There are ample opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration within ADU and with other institutions in the Abu Dhabi region and the UAE.

Description of the Position

This position is available for the Fall semester of 2023-2024. Ideal candidates should possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. There are various Environmental Health and Safety topics with potential teaching prospects. The typical teaching load comprises up to 12 credit hours per academic semester across the Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain campuses, subject to variations based on involvement in other academic pursuits.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Delivering undergraduate courses within the Environmental Health and Safety program tailored to a diverse student body encompassing individuals of various ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, and academic readiness
  • Mentoring students in their academic progression and accomplishments, practical application experience, and holistic learning encounters
  • Overseeing the projects of graduating students and offering guidance
  • Contributing to curriculum enhancement, program evaluation, program accreditation, initiation of new programs, community engagement, and engagement with professional organizations through service
  • Sustaining a scholarly record through independent and/or collaborative research, securing external funding, and publication
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities as per departmental requirements and priorities

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Proficiency in delivering high-quality instruction within a student-centric setting to foster an inclusive learning atmosphere that supports students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds
  • Competence in utilizing the Blackboard learning management system (preferred), Microsoft Teams, and instructional technology


To be eligible, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a Doctoral degree from an internationally recognized university in Environmental Health and Safety
  • Possess a minimum of 3 years of prior teaching experience in Environmental Health and Safety at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrate experience in advising and guiding senior undergraduate students
  • Articulate a research agenda and exhibit expertise in advanced analytical methodologies within the research domains of Environmental Health and Safety
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
  • Showcase research potential and achievements evidenced by a track record of peer-reviewed publications, evaluated by their h-index (10 for Assistant Professor, 15 for Associate Professor, and 25 for Professor)
  • Demonstrate a history of acquiring research grants

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Priority will be given to candidates with qualifications to teach in multiple areas or programs
  • Emphasis on attracting grant funding

Application Instructions

Applicants holding valid UAE residency will receive special consideration. Kindly submit your CV via the LinkedIn link provided, and complete applications must be submitted at and should include the following:

  • The email subject should be specified as: Open Rank Faculty- Environmental Health and Safety
  • A cover letter addressed to the Environmental Health and Safety Faculty Search Committee, College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University
  • Resume/CV, detailing a list of courses taught and a comprehensive list of publications (in PubMed style)
  • Contact information for three references, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses
  • A consolidated statement outlining teaching philosophy and research interests
  • Copies of transcripts for the highest degree obtained and proof of current academic rank appointment. Please note that all job offers are subject to attestation and equalization of the highest degree.

The deadline for receiving complete applications is April 19th, 2024. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ADU upholds equal opportunity employment practices and values diversity. All employment decisions at ADU are based on qualifications, merit, and business requirements, with no discrimination based on race, religion, or any other status protected under UAE law.