The newly established BSc in Speech Language Pathology program in the Department of Cognitive Sciences, United Arab Emirates University is advertising three faculty positions for candidates with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Language Pathology, or a related field.
Positions 311540 and 311690: Job Rank – Assistant Professor:
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for two full-time
Speech-Language Pathology faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in
the Department of Cognitive Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The successful applicants will teach undergraduate courses in the newly
introduced BSc program in Speech Language Pathology. Other responsibilities
include research, assessment, university and professional service, and other
- PhD in Speech-Language Pathology or a related area
- SLP certification
- Research record in one or more of the following areas: fluency, voice,
phonological, articulation, neurological, or motor disorders, alternative and
Compensation includes competitive tax-free salary, free housing in off-campus
villa or apartment, a comprehensive health plan, education allowance for children,
annual return travel to home destination, and an end-of-service gratuity.
Clinical Director (Post 313920, at the level of Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor)
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a Clinical Director
position (at the level of Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor) with a
specialization in speech-language pathology (SLP), in the Department of Cognitive
Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The post is expected to be
available from September 2020, pending budgetary approval.
- MA, MSc or PhD in Speech-Language Pathology or a related area
- SLP certification and a minimum of 2 years of licensed clinical experience beyond the Clinical Fellowship
- Expertise in assessment and intervention experience in communication and swallowing disorders and in at least two additional areas including, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), voice disorders, fluency disorders, early intervention, preschool language disorders, pediatric feeding disorders, autism and/or school-age speech and language disorders.
- (Near-) Native competency in spoken and written Arabic
The successful applicant is expected to supervise the clinical training aspect of the
program in the three offered practica in our SLP program, including site evaluation,
clinical placement of students, co-supervision with preceptors, assessment and
evaluation of the clinical training process and so on. The program aims to create an
onsite SLP clinic in UAEU and, pending approval, the candidate would be expected to take a leading role in establishing and directing the clinic. In addition, the candidate is expected to teach clinical training related courses, such as Evaluation, Diagnosis & Report Writing. Finally, s/he should also be able to contribute to the teaching of other courses in the program as needed, advise students, and serve on committees. Although English is the language of instruction, the successful candidate must have near-native competence in oral and written Arabic in order to be able to communicate with stakeholders in clinical placement.
Compensation includes competitive tax-free salary, free housing in off-campus villa or apartment, a comprehensive health plan, education allowance for children, annual return travel to home destination, and an end-of-service gratuity.
About the University
UAEU is the largest and most comprehensive federal university in the UAE. It has approximately 14,000 students, 800 faculty members and offers well over 70 programs at all levels through nine colleges, of which the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest. The Department of Cognitive Sciences hosts numerous research projects with state-of-the-art EEG Lab, eye-tracking Lab, and Phonetics Lab.
The University recently moved to a newly-built campus, equipped with state of the art educational technology in all classrooms and laboratories. The University is developing rapidly into a research-intensive, globally recognized institution, and has high expectations for the research capacity of its faculty members.
The city of Al-Ain, where the university is located, is often described as a garden city of palm trees, grassy parks and low rise buildings set in the mountainous inland region of the UAE. Al Ain is a very safe and clean city with a cosmopolitan population. The larger cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are an easy 1.5 hour drive on modern highways.
How to apply
UAEU operates an e-recruitment system for job vacancies, available at:
The job titles for the faculty positions are listed as “Assistant Professor in Cognitive
science Dept. _ speech language pathology” and “Instructor \ Assistant Professor at the speech language pathology program (clinical director)”.
Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Contact person: Dimitrios Ntelitheos