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UOWD9946 - Assoc Prof Psychology

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

Established in 1951 and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*, Australia’s University of Wollongong is a global brand with international campuses in Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

University of Wollongong Dubai (UOWD) offers over 40 internationally recognised bachelor and master degrees spanning 10 in-demand industry sectors. All of our degree courses are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) and licensed by Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), as well as being recognised by leading professional organisations such as AACSB, ACCA, ACS, CIM, CIPD, CPA, Engineers Australia, PMI, and others.

The first internationally accredited Australian university in the UAE, we are the education gateway of choice for over 3,500 students, representing 100+ nationalities. Our global community of 152,000 alumni are pursuing career goals with respected blue-chip companies and industry giants such as 3M, ADCB, Adidas, Amazon, Deloitte, Emirates, FedEx, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pepsico. Additionally, research reveals that 83%** of fresh graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

Life at UOWD is rooted in the continued pursuit of excellence through teaching, research and industry engagement, with the student experience at its heart. Our 200,000-square-foot campus at Dubai Knowledge Park features access to cutting-edge technologies and a mix of traditional and innovative learning spaces, all housed in a vibrant modern setting that promises to deliver an enriched learning experience for our students.

*QS World University Rankings 2024
**Data from the Graduate Destination Survey 2017 to 2021

About the School:

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health (SHSSH) at the University of Wollongong in Dubai offers a range of academically balanced programmes to meet the needs of the various sectors of the industry. The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a variety of disciplines, including Media, Education, Health Sciences. The qualified and experienced academics at the School are dedicated to providing theoretical and practical knowledge of high standard in an intellectually stimulating environment. 

Requirements & Responsibilities:

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health is seeking applications from experienced academics with core research and practice in Psychology. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership qualities, providing guidance and direction to the psychology program at UOWD. They will actively contribute to the school and university through various governance roles, fostering a culture of academic excellence and innovation.

In addition to academic expertise, industry experience in psychology or related fields would be highly beneficial. The candidate should have a keen understanding of industry trends and practices, allowing for the integration of real-world insights into the curriculum. This practical knowledge will enhance the educational experience for students, preparing them for successful careers in psychology.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • PhD in psychology or equivalent professional qualifications from an accredited academic institution.

  • Experience in leading academic programs and managing different governance roles.

  • Teaching and learning experience at an accredited institution.

  • Experience in teaching research methods and statistics.

  • A responsible researcher with outcomes including high-impact publications*, generation of research income and industry-research collaborations.

  • Minimum 5-6 years experience in a university teaching role.

  • Fluency in the English language (both spoken and written).

*Publications should be ranked according to the Australian Business Deans’ Council ranking available here: http://www.abdc.edu.au/master-journal-list.php 

Compensation & Benefits:

The successful candidate will enjoy interaction with a professional and dynamic team of highly respected educators from over 50 different countries and exposure to students from over 100 nationalities.

The University offers an expatriate package, which is an attractive tax-free salary. The expatriate package includes six weeks of paid leave per year, private medical insurance for employee and eligible dependents, life and disability insurance and education allowance for dependents. The University is located in Knowledge Park, Dubai and has excellent teaching, learning and research facilities as well as access to Library resources that meets international standards.

UOWD is an equal opportunity employer that attracts, develops, motivates, empowers, and retains a diverse workforce.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph
3. Cover letter
4. Philosophy of Teaching Statement