Dubai Opportunities

The University of Birmingham Dubai offers a unique opportunity for innovative and creative Academics and Professional Service Staff to be involved in building a sector leading teaching and research environment that is synonymous with a truly global and forward thinking University. 

Already recognised as one of the world's top 100 universities across the globe, this latest phase in the University of Birmingham’s global expansion builds on the University’s international teaching activities in Singapore and China, and its extensive international research collaborations.

Over the next twelve months, then expanding thereafter, we will be looking for new staff to join our already talented and committed Academic and Professional Services staff in ensuring that our campus in Dubai is open and ready for a new intake of students by September 2018. A number of new opportunities will become available in the areas detailed below.

Our ambition is to grow the University of Birmingham Dubai to around 4,500 students studying on a full range of programmes; and to establish an active programme of research.

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UK Based Project Roles

Requiring some travel, these roles will be involved in the set up, delivery and support of the Dubai Campus from the UK and may include Estates, Finance, HR, Legal, IT, Marketing and Academic Services.

Dubai based Academic roles

To ensure that the full student and teaching experience in Dubai will be akin to in the UK, the overseas campus in Dubai is an extension of the academic Colleges and Schools in Birmingham.

Headed locally by University of Birmingham Provost Dubai, the academic input will be driven by our established outstanding academics to ensure our students have access to a world class British education and graduate with a University of Birmingham Degree.

Initially focusing on educational development and readiness for delivery of teaching in Dubai by September 2018 we are recruiting in the following areas:

Business School


  • Teaching focused Lecturers / Senior Lectures
  • Lecturers / Senior Lectures (Academic)

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Business management
  • Economics

Postgraduate Programmes

  • International Business

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Teaching focused Lecturers / Senior Lectures
  • Lecturers / Senior Lectures (Academic)

Undergraduate Programmes

  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate Programmes

  • Computer Science

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  • Teaching focused Lecturers / Senior Lectures
  • Lecturers / Senior Lectures (Academic) 

Postgraduate Programmes

  • PGCE in Secondary English Education (Teaching Studies)
  • PGCE in Secondary Science Education (Teaching Studies)
  • PGCE in Secondary Maths Education (Teaching Studies)
  • PGCE in Primary Education (Teaching Studies)

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Dubai based Professional Service Roles

Expanding over the next 12 – 18 months, we are initially looking to appoint in the following areas, in preparation for our intake of new students by September 2018: 

  • Operations Leadership
  • Campus Operations and Administration
  • Welfare support
  • Recruitment Engagement
  • IT
  • Technicians

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Concierge service

We provide a Concierge Service to support those relocating nationally or internationally.

We partner with Gerson Relocation / GMS and you can access a personal service that covers the entire process of relocation, from planning to post-move support.

Some posts are eligible for financial relocation support from the University, this will be confirmed at offer stage.