Vacancy Announcement
تخصص انجليزي
Associate Professor -English Language (Literature)
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide
gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
Place in the Organisation
Is responsible to the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Arts. Supervises such other staff
as may be assigned.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
A staff member in the above classification is responsible for implementing the established curriculum
for the faculty, teaching, conducting research, providing community service, guiding and
counselling students and participating in the smooth running and management of the faculty.
Specifically he/she performs the following duties:
Vacancy Announcement Number LDC/08/2020
عقد محدد المدة
Contract Status Limited Duration Contract for 1 year (applies to external
candidates and internal candidates on LDC); renewable;
Appointment subject to funding confirmation.
Benefits
الراتب الاساسي 
- LDC: Band “F”/ S 1 Monthly salary start from JD
1057.70 Fils. Depending on the qualifications and
Experience
- Contract Status: 1 year (Extendable) subject to
availability of funds, satisfactory performance of the
incumbent and the continuing need for the post).
- Other benefits include medical insurance and
annual leave and dependency allowance (if
applicable).
Department Education
Duty Station Faculty of Educational Sciences & Arts (FESA)
Issue Date 06 August 2020
Deadline for Applications 19 August 2020
 Teaching and leading instructional activities specified in the approved curriculum and in the
faculty by-laws. Such activities include lecturing, leading seminars, individual and group
tutorials, writing and correcting examinations, correcting papers and reports and conducting
and supervising evaluation activities;
 Planning, organizing, conducting and supervising practice-teaching activities for faculty
students and teacher-trainees enrolled in the pre-service and in service teacher training
programmes;
 Planning, organizing, conducting and supervising research activities designed, each in his
perspective field of specialization, to promote knowledge and improve teaching-learning
practices in general and in UNRWA educational establishment in particular;
 Guiding and counselling, students and teacher-trainees in educational matters such as
educational needs, study plans, selection of courses, evaluation of progress, advice in making
educational decisions;
 Guiding and counseling, students and teacher-trainees in personal matters related to
educational adjustment to the faculty requirements such as study habits, peer relations, social
stress, personal adjustment;
 Planning, organizing conducting and supervising community service programmes to serve and
develop local Palestinian communities in cooperation with faculty students and teachertrainees, as well as other concerned UNRWA establishments and community organizations;
 Promotion and improvement of educational thought and practices at large and in UNRWA
educational establishments in particular, through the active engagement and participation in
scholarly activities, professional and academic organizations, conferences and meetings
designed to enhance academic and professional competencies of university and college
professors;
 Participating in the planning and management of the faculty through faculty council meetings,
departmental meetings, committees, special groups, work task-force and in any other
capacity the faculty deems necessary; participates in reviewing and adjusting faculty
curriculum as and when required; and
 Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A PhD. in the required subject of specialization from an accredited and recognized university
or higher education institution.
 Written scholarly work such as the publication of books, manuscripts, research work and articles
in recognized publication forums or refereed scientific journals published by higher education
institutions, research centers or internationally known publication houses directly related to
faculty curriculum.
 An associate professorship from an accredited and recognized university or higher learning
institution based on scholarly work and promotion through regular university channels.
خبره 5 سنوات على الاقل
At least 5 years’ experience in teaching and research at the university level.
 Extensive experience in guiding and supervising students at the faculty level and particularly in
practice teaching.
 Very good knowledge of English and Arabic.
Competencies
 Professional Knowledge
 Communication skills
 Innovation and creativity
 Problem solving
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI
Desirable Qualifications
 Previous experience in teaching at the basic and/or secondary level.
 Demonstrated competency in preparing curriculum enrichment/self – learning materials. 
Other Information
 Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of
application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to
support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work
permit, the appointment may be rescinded since the agency will not provide coverage for
relocation costs.
 Since this vacancy is an Area staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation
costs.
EQUIVALENCY
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director
of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor
may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant
academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work
experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not
considered an acceptable combination.
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How to Apply

Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and
completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from
accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will
be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for
interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your
Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted
by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to
bank accounts.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews, please visit:
https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI”
General Information
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of
integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for nonviolent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values
at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these
values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower
grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not
committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been
involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or
international humanitarian law.

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