UOWD8255 - Instructor - Digital Media

Business Unit: Academic
Job Family: Faculty
Department: Humanities, Social Sciences and Health
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dubai

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE's oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia - currently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world – UOW in Dubai represents a pioneering Australian initiative in the Gulf region.

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Health (SHSSH) at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) invites applications for a full-time position in Media and Communication at the rank of Instructor.


The Bachelor of Communications & Media is a relatively new and dynamic program with four specializations:

1) Digital & Social Media

2) Visual Communication Design

3) Screen Media Production 4) Marketing Communication & Advertising.

The BCM program focus is practice-based work, collaborative team work and preparing students for careers in the media industry. The BCM program is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education in U.A.E. and in Australia. We have a good relationship with the home campus and are now finding opportunities to collaborate globally with Australia and two other campuses.

In addition, we have recently moved to a brand-new campus in with the latest technology and classroom design for student centered learning. This position is a key hire and the candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and ongoing growth of the BCM program.



Job Responsibilities:

• Engage in teaching, developing teaching resources, and working on teaching teams for courses in the BCM program

• Work with Subject coordinators on the development of subjects – both existing and new subjects

• Lead the development of tutorial sections for BCM courses

• Work with the Head of School and Program Director on the evaluation of courses and evaluation of the program

• Teach in a variety of settings, including classroom, studio/lab, and possibly others, depending on the requirements of the course

• Assess student work and provide feedback to students about their work

• In collaboration with the Subject coordinator, grade and issue final grades for students, and contribute to the writing of the subject reports

• Coordinate with Program Director in planning BCM program activities and events

• Collaborate with colleagues from the global network of UOW campuses



The successful candidate will join the university in the Autumn of 2021. The candidate will demonstrate strong evidence of teaching in a wide range of media and communication disciplines. Candidates should be fluent in media discourse and have proficiency with studio practice and in balancing the conceptual, theoretical, technical and practical demands of the discipline. Instructors are responsible for leading and teaching the tutorial/workshop sections of BCM courses. 


Required Qualifications

•Master’s degree in Media and Communication, Media Arts, Media Studies, or relevant discipline.

• Minimum of 2 years teaching experience at the Bachelors level

•Experience in process based media making, both on an individual level as well as using process based approaches as teaching strategies

•Intermediate to advanced proficiency in media and teaching related software and platforms such as Adobe Creative Suites, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, Keynote, Canva, Discord, and relevant Social Media platforms

Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience working in studio settings, in working with Black Magic cameras and production systems, and in audio/visual production


Other Information:

Applicants please provide the following. Application that are not complete will not be reviewed.

1. Cover Letter – include a description of Research, Training and Teaching experiences

2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume

3. Names and contact information of at least three references from previous employers, supervisors, or

professional clients. Please do not send contact details of friends or co-workers.

4. Philosophy of Teaching Statement

Please Note: Background check required

Interested applicants must apply before the closing date by visiting our employment website at http://employment.uowdubai.ac.ae. A review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position(s) are filled.

Closing Date: Open until position is filled


Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Cover Letter
3. CV
4. Philosophy of Teaching Statement