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Are you a recent university or college graduate seeking your first full-time work opportunity? Or perhaps you are an established professional seeking new challenges. Zayed University offers a range of career opportunities to UAE Nationals from entry-level positions, supported by training and development, to professional level positions for individuals with several years of work experience.

Working at Zayed University will give you the opportunity to help build a growing university, your own career, and, most importantly, to contribute to the future of the United Arab Emirates. We offer an attractive benefits package in a supportive and professional work environment.

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What we are looking for

We are looking for dedicated UAE Nationals who are bilingual in English and Arabic, committed to contributing to the future of the University, comfortable with working in an academic, multicultural environment and well versed in technology. If you are a UAE National and interested in working at Zayed University, apply now and join our staff and faculty of UAE Nationals and expatriates who are already helping to build the future of the nation.

The Opportunities

Staff opportunities exist in the a network of university-wide departments that support the day-to-day functions of the University. Some of these include:

  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Purchasing
  • Financial Services
  • Student Affairs
  • Libraries and Learning Resource Centers
  • Campus Development
  • Travel Services
  • Community Affairs

Career paths are also available in the centers and institutes that aim to support the advancement of the UAE These include the Center for Business Excellence (, Center for the Professional Development of UAE Educators (, and the Institute for Technological Innovation (

The requirements for each position are unique to the role and to the requirements of the department. All positions require graduates with Higher Diploma or Degrees.  We encourage you to review our current vacancies and apply online for positions of interest that meet your qualifications.

Click here to browse current vacancies for staff positions.

Click here to browse for current vacancies targeting the recruitment of UAE National employees.

In addition to staff positions, faculty opportunities occur within each of the University Colleges. Prerequisites for faculty appointments vary depending on the discipline and College. Most require a doctoral degree (PhD) with teaching and research experience. Some, such as the English Language Center require minimum of a Masters level degree as well as teaching experience.

Click here to browse current vacancies for faculty positions or here for senior Academic Administrative positions.

The Benefits

Zayed University offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits packages for UAE Nationals. Depending on the type of contract, in addition to the salary and allowances, other benefits are offered including:

  • Pension
  • Accommodation
  • Furniture allowance
  • Vacation tickets
  • Vacation Leave
  • Medical plan (optional)

We also offer UAE National employees extensive training and development opportunities. This includes extensive English Language training through the prestigious Cambridge Business English program, leadership development with the recognized Institute for Leadership & Management. Depending on the employee’s career path, a customized training plan is developed to prepare the employee for a career in Human Resources, Finance or other professional field.

How to Apply

It’s easy. The first step is to go to review our current vacancies to identify a position you are interested in. You then register and apply online.

For instructions on how to apply online click here.

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