CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Professor Multimedia or New Media/Graphic Design

Assistant, Associate, or Professor, Multimedia or New Media/Graphic Design

College of Art and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University

Abu Dhabi Campus, August 2014

The University

Zayed University, a premier university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education.  With over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 10,000 students across two main campuses – as well as satellite locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai- the University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, cultural organizations, civil society, and family life. The University expects its graduates to be fully bilingual in English and Arabic, proficient in the use of computing technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. The primary language of instruction and administration is English. Zayed University is fully accredited in the U.A.E. as well as by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the U.S.A.


The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe and family-friendly environment.


The College of Art and Creative Enterprises (CACE)

CACE offers students a Bachelor of Arts Degree in in the following specializations: Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Visual Art. Additionally, we offer a minor in Curatorial Studies. We are moving forward toward offering BFA’s in the same areas, in the near future. CACE aims to prepare students to become creative leaders in the arts and related industries. Our mission is to provide student artists and designers with an opportunity to explore and develop their own creative ideas while contributing to national initiatives in the culture of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The College works closely with faculty in other university disciplines such as the majors in Multi-Media Design, in Emirati Studies, and the MA in Museum Studies. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and initiatives of the college that will advocate innovative practice and research.


The Opportunity

The CACE seeks a qualified candidate to fill a full-time, multi-year, faculty position in the area of Animation/Graphic Design and to teach in the baccalaureate programs in Animation, Graphic Design, and Multimedia with a full-time faculty appointment in Abu Dhabi campus starting August 2014. Candidates with an interdisciplinary practice/approach are encouraged to apply.


The Requirements

Applicants must have earned a Master of Fine Arts degree (or equivalent), preferably in the field of Animation, Interactive Design, Multimedia Design or Graphic Design and demonstrate a strong record of professional activity and accomplishments in the field. The successful applicant should have a record of teaching and will be expected to teach both introductory and advanced level courses. Experience with graduate programs would be an asset.


The successful candidate should demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced working knowledge of the leading technology software appropriate to Animation, Graphic Design Interactive Design and/or Multimedia Design. The ability to teach the following courses is expected: Animation and/or 3D modeling, web design or interactive design, motion graphics, and basic design motion. The candidate’s approach and experience in engaging students in new media tools and digital skills should be evident within their teaching portfolio – statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi and samples of student work.


Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • A proven record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching.
  • Dedication to curricular innovation.
  • Commitment to a sustained pace of scholarship and/or creative activities, and an interest in collaboration.
  • A record of professional accomplishment appropriate to their rank.
  • Substantial level of computer literacy and a good proficiency of usage of IT in education.
  • Willingness to provide service to the University, the College and the Department The



The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the U.A.E., housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.


To Apply

Please visit our web site and click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, please include the following:


  1. Cover letter,
  2. Current Curricular Vitae
  3. Statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy
  4. Statement of scholarly and creative interests
  5. Sample syllabi
  6. The names and contact details of three professional references

7. Portfolio (10-15 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student outcomes should be provided on a PDF, or provide a dedicated and reliable website to view the work.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.