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    „Assistant Professor”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Assistant Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Ich arbeite seit mehr als einem Jahr bei Zayed University -Vollzeit

    Pros

    There is really very very little positive about this University. Some nice colleagues and thats about it.

    Kontras

    Owing to terrible staff morale, deep unhappiness, and resulting high staff turn-over, ZU is continuously seeking staff to work in its mirage in the desert we like to call a University. The following criteria are deemed essential for upcoming revolving door positions. 1. Candidates must be docile, meek and highly deferential to incompetent line managers. These managers are generally less qualified than you, have zero management training, frequently dismal research records, become malevolent if you ever disagree with them and have been selected solely on the basis of their unwavering loyalty to the Dean. 2. Candidates are advised they must dispense with any old fashioned notions that they are important and valued by management. Our HR practices revolve around Stalin’s dictum of ‘no man, no problem’ (yes that is the Russian dictator). In the interests of gender equality, this applies to women also. 3. Candidates must understand, and accept, from the outset that their respective Dean is Gods representative on earth and his/her divine will must be done at all times. It is irrelevant if your Dean lies constantly, promotes only their friends, lacks any genuine integrity, bullies staff, is despotic and couldn’t manage a pizza order properly not to mind manage people. 4. Candidates must be willing to ship their integrity, sense of fairness and all ethics back to their country of origin on taking up the position. ZU will however not pay for any associated shipping costs. 5. Candidates must have a strong stomach for nepotism, blatant favouritism and bullying and be willing to ignore instances of the above especially when they negatively affect hard working and excellent colleagues. Representatives from the University’s happiness committee will however try to make you feel better by giving you a happy face sticker. 6. Candidates must understand that ZU is primarily only about ‘presentation’. If the building is shiny and bright then the place must be amazing right? Employees must answer in the affirmative at all times to this question. 7. Candidates must understand that their three/four year contract is in fact meaningless. You will endure an annual faculty review assessing your performance by your incompetent line manager based on goalposts that shift like the sand outside your cell (office) window and whatever is flavour of the month. In addition, your Dean will over-ride this system in the interests of promoting their personal brand of nepotism. 8. Candidates must be world class researchers but also excel at teaching, advising, serving the community, being on multiple committees and being innovative. Sub-optimal performance in any of these categories will result in your immediate deportation as we believe these are things you can achieve over night by merely willing them into existence. After all, God created the universe in a mere six days. 9. Candidates must be aware that the greatest sin that can be committed is a perceived lack of collegiality. This can be avoided by always saying ‘yes’ no matter what, turning a blind eye to blatant abuses of power and position, never disagreeing with management and stroking our infantile egos on a constant basis. Please remember your employers have very thin skins. 10. Candidates must be aware that the University has zero real interest in staff development or staff retention. Irrespective of your abilities and accomplishments, management reserves the right to get rid of you for any reason we invent at any time (particularly if we suspect you don’t think we are amazing). 11. Candidates must continuously stress themselves with innovation. This is an important KPI dreamed up by an important person in senior management in the hope that someone will develop a better mouse-trap. 12. Candidates must understand that the majority of students have very poor English, have minimal interest in learning, and that attendance at University is a way of getting out of the house to hang out with their friends before they get married off. Our students like to regularly visit one of the several beauty parlours in the University so please ensure that assignments do not negatively impact on this important activity. Also note that the university bookshop closed down due to a lack of student interest in actual books. 13. Candidates must not over-tire students, and certainly never upset delicate student sensibilities. Never suggest that things in the country are anything other than perfect and please limit all assignment activities to an eight grade level and a workload of half a page maximum. Please provide students with a nap in class as required. 14. Finally, candidates are advised that all of the above criteria for a successful candidate are endorsed by senior management whose preferred management style is creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, and by promoting those that excel at these activities. Candidates who are desperate, washed up or have no-where else to go, and who meet the above criteria and accept our way of doing things are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are also kindly asked to interpret the negative reviews on this website as ‘lurid fiction’ by the disgruntled and place their trust in the, albeit few, positive reviews (which have been written by members of our HR department with really poor English ability).

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    Zayed University2019-03-06
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    „Asst Professor”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter 
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    Ich arbeite bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, wonderful research opportunities

    Kontras

    Always contractual appt for 3 years.

    Zayed University2018-02-25
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    „Many Problems”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter 
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    Ich arbeite bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Facilities, offices, colleagues, mostly tax free for ex-pats, (except a new 5% VAT was added in 2018 making everything more expensive).

    Kontras

    ZU disempowers people; it takes every opportunity to wrangle money out of employees even when there have been no substantial raises for 10 years (salary scale not adjusted for inflation for a decade). While paying less and less (because of cost of living increases), more and more is required of faculty in terms of research, advising, needless paperwork. Most faculty teach 4 classes per semester, with multiple preps.

    Zayed University2019-01-02

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