The National Defense College (NDC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was created to establish in the UAE capital a leading graduate institute for Strategic and Security Studies. The program fosters in senior military officers and civilians the intellectual breadth, global perspective and critical reflection that is needed to prepare them to identify and assess challenges to national, regional and international security and skillfully manage and employ state resources supporting the national interest.
A full-time faculty position at the NDC involves teaching graduate level courses in strategic and security studies, advising and mentoring students at the institution, conducting research in fields relevant to the College mission and academic curriculum, potential travel to international conferences, participating in services to the college, outreach and partnership-building, and teaching short, executive education courses as required. Effective communication and team-work skills are necessary; collaboration with colleagues and administrators from diverse backgrounds is required.
The annual teaching load of the College is capped at 18 credits, though NDC endeavors to limit teaching to 12 credits when possible. Candidates should be able to contribute to three or more core courses in the existing interdisciplinary curriculum and develop an elective in their area of expertise. (http://www.ndc.ac.ae/en/core-courses). NDC follows an andragogic seminar model in graduate teaching, so the ability to lead facilitated seminars of 10-15 participants is essential. An active research agenda is also required, with publication expectations of either one peer-reviewed article, book chapter, or the equivalent per year. Academic rank will be determined by years of teaching experience impact of and scholarship profile.
More information about the college can be found at the NDC website (http://www.ndc.ac.ae/en/).
Required Education & Teaching Experience:
Applicants to open positions at NDC must have a terminal degree of doctorate (Ph. D.) from an accredited university with at least three years of teaching experience at the graduate level with a strong track record of master’s level academic advising, research, mentoring and supervision. We are particularly interested in faculty with significant expertise in International Political Economy, Africa Area Studies, Asia and Middle East area Studies, Strategic Leadership, International Law, Cyber Strategy and Information Security and Sociology.
Previous military or government service is desirable but does not remove the requirement for a doctorate degree and academic experience in required fields. Arabic language proficiency is strongly desired and is considered a great asset even though the courses are conducted in English.
The compensation package is quite competitive and includes:
• Salary commensurate with experience;
• Relocation allowance;
• Living allowances for:
• Mobile phone;
• Tuition and related expenses for eligible minor children;
• Cost of living adjustment; and
• Robust health insurance for the candidate and their family.
Application Process & Required Documents:
Review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to those applicants who apply during November- December, 2022. Initial screening interviews are expected to take place on a rolling basis as applications are received. Required documents for application include, but are not limited to:
• Cover letter that addresses your practical experience, teaching philosophy, specific and relevant courses taught (given the focus mentioned above) and approach to supporting and teaching a diverse student population;
• Curriculum vitae;
• Official graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable) - Official degree and transcript are required for submission upon employment.
• A representative syllabus of previous courses taught; and
• Contact information for three professional references.
How to Apply:
All documents should be sent to Ms. Beatrice Boutros at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should be submitted by January 3, 2023. The College anticipates conducting phone/video interviews in early to mid January 2023, with subsequent in-person interviews for certain applicants. Review of applications will continue until the position(s) are filled. Due to the volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates who meet the specified requirements for this position of will be contacted.
The start date is flexible, but ideally no later than August 1, 2023. The National Defense College is an equal opportunity employer.
About the NDC-UAE:
The NDC is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the largest of seven emirates; a well-ordered, industrious and vibrant city known for its spectacular infrastructure, adventure activities, extensive deserts, rich heritage and beautiful beaches with a pretty waterside location. Made up of 200 islands, the emirate has a diversity of landscapes ranging from coastal islands filled with world-famous attractions and beaches to an uninterrupted desert.