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Job Title: Assistant Professor

Posted On: 24 Jan 2020

Job Posted Under:
General vacancies
No Of Vacancies:
College of Education & Basic Sciences
Job Type:
Full- Time
Min annual salary:
Max annual salary:
Min experience(Yrs):
Close Date:
Until Filled
Position No:
Job Location:
Ajman Campus
Minimum Qualification:

Job Responsibilities

  • Range of Academic Activities and Responsibilities at Assistant Professor Level
  • Research
  • • Conducting substantive research into complex problems, ideas, concepts or theories and
  • applying appropriate methodologies
  • • Developing and carrying forward a coherent research strategy in their discipline which
  • has national and international impact
  • • Developing a body of outstanding quality publications in well recognised peer reviewed
  • outlets
  • • Initiating and developing links with internal contacts such as academics in interdisciplinary
  • departments/institutes/centres, external contacts at other educational institutions,
  • employers and professional organisations to actively foster collaboration
  • • Presenting research and giving invited papers at national and international conferences
  • • Acting as a reviewer for academic journals
  • • Providing academic leadership at conferences and raising the profile of LSE research
  • • Providing expert opinion and commentary to external audiences and organisations
  • Teaching
  • • Contributing to the intellectual life of the School by engaging in high quality core teaching
  • • Contributing to the monitoring and enhancement of quality in teaching within the
  • department
  • • Actively seeking and pursuing training in teaching technology and practice, for example
  • by undertaking the PGCertHE to associate level
  • • Teaching and examining undergraduate and masters level students
  • • Acting as personal adviser and providing pastoral care
  • • Supervising PhD students (but not sole supervisory responsibility for research students
  • whilst pre-Interim Review)
  • • Developing innovative and attractive courses, shaping and influencing curriculum
  • development and actively contributing to the review of courses in accordance with
  • departmental strategy
  • • Supervising hourly-paid teachers, including organising and delegating work, arranging
  • induction and providing training and guidance
  • • Actively contributing to departmental teaching administration.

Skills Required

  • Activities relating to departmental administration and management and/or School-wide
  • service
  • • Fostering departmental collegiality and fulfilling individual responsibilities as set out by the
  • Head of Department and/or other senior colleagues
  • • Actively contributing to the intellectual life of the department and to the work of the School
  • overall, for example;
  • o Attending and participating in departmental meetings
  • Acting as a member of and/or chairing departmental, inter-departmental or
  • School committees, e.g. exam boards and sub-boards
  • o Participating in departmental hiring searches and making shortlisting
  • recommendations for new members of academic staff
  • o Liaising with central and departmental administration across the School to
  • resolve issues concerning programme development, student welfare and
  • examinations etc
  • • Engaging with external institutions, organisations and the wider community to support
  • research, teaching and School strategic objectives.

Job Requirements

  • Roles at this level encompass the stages of an academic career from first appointment
  • through to Major Review. Those appointed will normally have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD
  • or its equivalent. The role will involve a combination of research and teaching activities, with
  • appropriate organisation of these activities and contribution(s) to departmental administration.
  • The relative balance of activities in research, teaching and administration may vary across
  • departments, and is also likely to vary for any particular individual over the course of their
  • career.


  • Teaching
  • At research-intensive universities, teaching is usually designated as 40 percent of an assistant professor's workload, while at teaching-oriented institutions it may comprise up to 60 percent of a typical professor's workload. Teaching encompasses all activities that directly facilitate student learning, including the contact hours spent in the classroom, office hours, class preparation, grading, answering student email, student advising, evaluating and making available course materials, facilitating e-learning and related duties. At universities with significant graduate programs, supervising graduate students and serving on thesis committees is an important part of teaching, as is supervising teaching assistants in large lecture courses.
  • Research and Creativity
  • Research, which may include creative as well as traditional scholarly activities, can comprise 20 to 40 percent of an assistant professor's workload, though it can range as high as 100 percent in certain disciplines where many faculty members are supported purely by grant money. The research component of an assistant professor position normally includes scholarly publication, attending academic conferences and obtaining grants. More senior scholars often take leadership roles in scholarly associations and act as editors, board members and referees for grant-giving organizations, academic presses and scholarly journals. Assistant professors usually start participating in such leadership roles on a small scale during their probationary period, but devote less time to such activities than tenured faculty.
  • Service
  • An important part of assistant professors' jobs is service to their institutions. University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, student recruitment and processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, participating in surveys and voting in university elections. Assistant professors rarely serve in major departmental leader positions such as department chair, program director, assistant chair or director of graduate or undergraduate studies, though advanced assistant professors occasionally do take on these roles. Common forms of service for assistant professors include judging student paper contests, serving on hiring committees, advising student organizations, serving on graduate admissions committees, participating in curriculum review or revision, and attending or organizing lecture and seminar series.
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