Assistant/Associate Professor Defense and Security

Rabdan Academy

United Arab Emirates

1. General Details


Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor (HLS, DEFENSE & SECURITY Defense & Security )


For Associates and Full Professors the JD must be amended after providing a proove of their acadmeic ranks


Dean of Faculty


Zayed Military University ( Military Campus )


2. Organizational Relationships


Reports to

Program Chair – Academic Program (Homeland Security)

Number of Direct Reports


Number of Indirect Reports



3. Job Purpose

The Assistant Professor is responsible for contributing to academic teaching / administration as per the norms set by the Academy. They will lead and conduct the delivery of HLS, DEFENSE & SECURITY , DEFENSE & SECURITY courses such as: Military strategy, Leadership, Military Operations, Military Theory, Intro to defence, Military history.


4. Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities


Operational Responsibilities

  • • Teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated by the Dean of Faculty

  • Developing , designing and delivering of the curriculum for HLS, DEFENSE & SECURITY

  • Transfer knowledge including practical skills, methods and techniques to colleagues relating to HLS, DEFENSE & SECURITY

  • Supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate, placements

  • Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students

  • Participate in student support on academic, career and personal development matters

  • Ensure adherence to, and effective operation of quality assurance and enhancement policies and process

  • Delivery of knowledge by creating appropriate presentations and teaching materials for the HLS, DEFENSE & SECURITY Program

  • Adhere to the Academy’s information security policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly

  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by, Program Chair and Dean

  • Student Advising

  • Serve and support functional activities of departmental committees.

  • To be actively engaged in service related activities Publish and present research works or findings in academic books or journals and conferences


Supervisory Responsibilities



5. Key Business Interactions




  • • Academic Affairs Division

  • Dean of faculty

  • Program Chair

  • All Faculty & Staff

  • Students


• Abu Dhabi Education Council

• Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research

• SSDEC Sector Stakeholders (GHQ, MOI, etc.)

• Other Government Entities

• Other Universities and Academic Institutions

These business interactions are generic in nature. Job incumbents may have to interact with individuals and stakeholders beyond what is defined above according to the need of business and as per the instructions of line manager and/or top management


6. Key Performance Indicators

  • Student Satisfaction survey

  • Total number of teaching hours achieved

  • Peer, PC & Dean Review

  • Average GPA for undergraduate courses

  • Research & publication output

  • Serive activities


These indicators are generic in nature. The actual key performance indicators against which job incumbent’s performance be assessed, shall be defined on yearly basis according to the employee performance management framework in place


7. Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors



Proficiency level

Behavioral Competencies


Learning and Development

Service Orientation

Results Orientation

Innovative Thinking

Teamwork and Inclusiveness

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Organizational Awareness

Intermediate (2)

Intermediate (2)

Intermediate (2)

Intermediate (2)

Intermediate (2)

Intermediate (2)

Intermediate (2)

Technical Competencies


• Performance Review and Monitoring
• Computer & MS Office Skills
• Business Writing & Reporting
• Teaching
• Research
• Services
• Knowledge of Common Policies and Regulations of Academic Research and Ethics
• Research Design

• Fundamental (1)
• Advanced (3)
• Advanced (3)
• Advanced (3)
• Advanced (3)
• Advanced (3)
• Skilled (2)
• Skilled (2)


8. Qualifications & Experience


Required Qualifications


• Doctorate (PhD) in a cognate field: political science, criminal justice, security studies, international relations, or history

• Experience as a homeland security professional is considered an asset but is not essential; prefer those with at least five years field or policy experience in homeland security

• Demonstrates the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: border and transportation security, CIKR, terrorism studies, cyber security

• Completion of ranking promotion process; demonstrates a proven record of publication and definable research program, excellent organizational skills, adaptability, and appropriate cultural awareness for appointment to Assistant Professor level

Required Experience


• No previous experience is required for UAE Nationals

• Minimum of four years for Expats

Monthly Average salary: 10,500US dollars per month ( Negotiable if current earning is above this amount ) our salaries are government TAX FREE 0%


  • Kids schooling: Covered up to 3 kids

  • Air ticket: Provided to faculty and Family once per year ( Home country and business class )

  • Healthcare: Provided to faculty and family government platinum insurance


Relocation Cost ( For expats ):

  • Tickets: Provided to self and family members business class

  • Hotel: 1 month provided on arriving to settle in country

Rabdan Academy, based in Abu Dhabi is a leading Higher Education Institution specializing in Policing, Homeland Security, Incident and Emergency Management and Business Continuity programs at undergraduate and graduate level. We offer Diplomas, Bachelors, Master degree’s - The suite of programs and courses offered by Rabdan Academy area available for you to explore at:

Our faculty comprises subject matter experts from across the world and local Emirate specialists creating a teaching, research and learning environment. Our students, male and female are in the main sponsored by Abu Dhabi Police, the Ministry of Interior and Government entities.

The Academy is rapidly extending in the region hiring the top qualified security experts from all over the globe, Abu Dhabi is regarded by many measures to be the safest place in the world, it is a vibrant, family friendly, modern city with much to experience.

To apply please send your updated resume with teaching, research experience cover letter to

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