Associate Researcher in NTS

Rabdan Academy

United Arab Emirates

1. General Details

Job Title

Associate Researcher- NTS


Research and Innovation Centre


70% Research 30% Teaching


2. Organisational Relationships

Reports to

Research Manager


3. Job Purpose

The Associate Researcher - NTS is responsible for conducting academic research and contributing to research and teaching as per the norms set by the Academy.

Besides Traditional Military, Policing, defence security – Rabdan research team is presently looking to develop the None Traditional SecurityStudies which are described as challenges to the survival and well-being of peoples and states that arise primarily out of non-military sources, such as climate change, resources scarcity, infectious diseases, natural disasters, irregular migration, food shortages, people smuggling, drug trafficking and transnational crime. These dangers are often transnational in scope, defying unilateral remedies and requiring comprehensive – political, economic, social – responses, as well as humanitarian use of military force.


4. Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities


Operational Responsibilities

• Undertake independent research leading to the publication of Scopus-listed outputs, including individual and/or co-authored publications

• Identify potential research partners from top-200 institutions and pursue research collaboration opportunities leading to Scopus-listed outputs

• Prepare grant applications, attract research funds, and administer grants for funded projects

• Undertake research project management tasks such as scheduling meetings, monitoring project budgets, reporting on project milestones

• Participate in group meetings and prepare and deliver presentations to project teams, internal and external stakeholders, or funding bodies

• Transfer knowledge including research skills, methods and techniques to colleagues

• Teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated by the Research Manager

• Assign and mark assessments and provide feedback to students as required

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

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

• Perform any other tasks assigned by the Research Manager or senior management

Supervisory Responsibilities



5. Key Business Interactions



• Academic Affairs Division

• 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

• Number of Scopus-listed research outputs

• Percentage of research outputs in Scopus Q1 publications

• Percentage of Scopus-listed research outputs coauthored with Top 200 institutions

• Value of external research income awarded

• Number of teaching hours achieved

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 Behaviours


Proficiency level

Behavioural Competencies

Learning and Development

Service Orientation

Results Orientation

Innovative Thinking

Teamwork and Inclusiveness

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Organisational 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
• Research Design
• Services
• Knowledge of Common Policies and Regulations of Academic Research and Ethics

• 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 relevant field

Required Experience

• No previous industry or higher education experience is required for UAE Nationals

• Evidence of high impact research publications

• Demonstrated experience in participating in research projects

• Demonstrated specialised knowledge in a designated RA discipline area

• Minimum of four years relevant industry or higher education for Expats

• Evidence of high impact research publications

• Demonstrated experience in participating in research projects

• Demonstrated specialised knowledge in a designated RA discipline area

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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