Instructor / Assistant / Associate Professor, Graphic Design position with ZAYED UNIVERSITY

College of Art and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University,

Abu Dhabi/Dubai, Fall 2022

The University

Zayed University, a leading university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. With more than 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 10,000 students at two main campuses – as well as satellite sites 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 computer technology, and strong in quantitative and research skills. The main language of instruction and administration is English. Zayed University is fully accredited in the United Arab Emirates as well as by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the United States.

The UAE is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and safe, family-friendly environment.

The College of Art and Creation Companies (CACE)

CACE offers students a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Shared Multimedia Design. In addition, we offer a minor in curatorial studies. 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 the 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 from other academic disciplines such as majors in Multimedia Design, Emirati Studies, and MA in Museum Studies. We have received substantial equivalency from National Schools of Art and Design for our academic programs. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to college growth and initiatives that will advocate innovative practice and research.

The Opportunity

In order to meet growing college enrollment, CACE is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, multi-year faculty position in the field of graphic design to teach in the Bachelor of Graphic Design programs on campus at CACE. Abu Dhabi / Dubai from August. 2022.


Applicants should have completed a terminal degree in Graphic Design/Communication Design, or a related field and demonstrate a solid record of professional or artistic activity and achievement. The successful candidate will have a teaching record and be expected to teach introductory and advanced level courses. Experience with graduate programs would be an asset.

The successful candidate will demonstrate versatility, forward thinking, and advanced knowledge of workplace software appropriate for interactive design and graphic design. The position requires an interdisciplinary approach and the candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses such as: web design, motion graphics, ormotion foundations, UI, UX, experiential design and general graphic design. The nominee’s innovative approaches to engaging students in graphic design tools and digital skills should be evident in their teaching portfolio – statement of teaching philosophy, curricula, and examples of student work. The ability to contribute to key research priorities including new graphics technologies, virtual reality and immersive media will be considered an asset.

Successful applicants will also demonstrate:

  • A proven record of excellence in teaching at the baccalaureate level.
  • Dedication to curriculum innovation.
  • Commitment to a sustained pace of scholarly and/or creative activity, and interest in collaboration.
  • A record of professional achievements commensurate with their rank.
  • Substantial level of computer literacy and good command of the use of information technology in teaching.
  • Willingness to serve the University and the College


The University’s benefits package is very attractive, with competitive salaries duty-free in the UAE, accommodation, furniture allowance, airfare for annual vacation for employee and immediate family, educational grants for children and health care are provided to employee and sponsored family members. .

To apply

Please visit our website 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 Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Undergraduate Teaching Philosophy
  4. Declaration of scientific and creative interests
  5. Sample programs
  6. Copies of final diploma and transcript
  7. The names and contact details of three professional references
  8. Online portfolio (10-15 samples) of professional/research work and (10-15 samples) of student results should be provided by hyperlink on your letter or sent to Hanan AlGarni

Review of applications will begin immediately and interviews will follow shortly thereafter.

Clifton L. Boyd