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Full-Time Lecturer / Assistant Professor of Law
The British University in Dubai

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2022
Title Full-Time Lecturer / Assistant Professor of Law
University The British University in Dubai
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Department Faculty of Business & Law
Application Deadline Apr. 15, 2022
Position Start Date Jan. 26, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Law - General

Law Academic Vacancy
Full-Time Lecturer / Assistant Professor of Law

The Law Faculty at the British University in Dubai (BUiD) offers three law programmes of Bachelor of Law, Master of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution and PhD in Business Law. All law programmes are taught in English.

Law academic vacancies are available for the next academic year onwards. All legal specialties will be considered. Qualified academics are invited to apply for this position to contribute to the ongoing expansion in the law programmes at BUiD. As all law programmes will be taught in English, candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree from a university that teaches law in English.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold a PhD in law from a well-recognized university.
  • Ability to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Innovative teaching skills with experience in blended learning and other interactive teaching techniques are highly desired.
  • Demonstrate a solid record of research accomplishments.
  • Managerial experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in English Language.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to establish personal and professional credibility with internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to develop research projects, plans and strategies.
  • Contribute to the national and international accreditation of the Faculty and its programs.
  • Expected to offer academic leadership in the Faculty and ensure the effective and efficient operation and that the highest quality standards are met. It is understood that this will include:
     being able to grow the faculty and its portfolio
     being able to promote smart learning and the use of ICT in education
     having a strategic vision for the faculty, and for the role of the faculty in the university.

Main roles & responsibilities
1. Governance:

  • Contribute to policies review, development, and ensure its systematic deployment within all areas throughout the faculty in order to ensure compliance, accountability, and efficiency.
  • Contribute to the University quality and governance system and decision-making to enhance faculty and faculty’s management and governance.
    2. Faculty operations and growth:
  • Provide ongoing creative and innovative leadership to the faculty and ensure the effective and efficient operation and that highest quality standards are met.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the faculty strategic planning, action planning and budgeting, financial strategy to achieve University strategic goals and priorities.
  • Provide good performance under the leadership of the Head of Programme and Dean of the faculty, and facilitate his work.
  • Design, develop, and maintain course content related to his/her own teaching (with aid of Head of Program and Dean of the faculty).
  • Explain issues, direct comments toward the content and learning objectives, set up discussion forum, probes for learners’ responses that focus discussions on critical concepts, principles, and skills in his/her own courses.
    3. Curriculum and accreditation:
  • Enhance and grow a portfolio of innovative programs that respond to the needs of the 21st century in alignment with the university and country strategic directions.
  • Seek and maintain local and international accreditation for all programs and offerings of the faculty in collaboration with Head of Programme, and Dean of the faculty.
    4. Research & Teaching:
  • Foster a culture of research and environment within the faculty that encourage scholarly research activities and application for research grants among both faculty and learners in coordination with the Head of Progamme and Dean of the faculty.
  • Teach the relevant law courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
    5. Community engagement:
  • Explore, initiate, develop and sustain a range of affiliations and partnerships with industry, government, professional and wider community to support the university and faculty’s strategic objectives, activities, and programs.
  • Build collaborative relationships with the learner body and other faculties of the University.

Required qualification & skills

  • PhD in Law from a well-recognized university.
  • Academic experience is desirable.
  • Track record of effective teaching and research is desirable.
  • Ability to act corporately and work on own initiatives.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • High level work ethics.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Teamwork and Time management skills.
  • Multitasking and self-disciplined.
  • Energetic and inspirational.
  • Adapts to the social and cultural environment.
  • Excellent IT skills (Social networking) and Pedagogical e-learning skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in English language.

The required documents are a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae (including a teaching statement, a research statement, list of courses that can be taught or were taught, and names of at least three references who would be willing to write letters of recommendation). The position is open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The last date of application submission – 15 April 2022

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Jouhar Ali
    Human Resources Department
    The British University in Dubai
    The British University in Dubai
    Dubai International Academic City
    Dubai, Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
  • +97142791468


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