Assistant/Associate Professor

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-637

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description

The appointed candidate will be expected to
- Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in economics (with emphasis on applied economics and public policy)
- Engage in innovative and technology-based approaches to learning and teaching
- Publish high quality research in leading internationally recognized journals
- Participate in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and/or dissertations
- Participate in committees at the departmental, college and/or university levels as assigned
- Actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University and
- Engage with the public sector, business community and professionals in the field of economics.

As part of this strategy, the CBE is now recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics, with research interests in applied economics and policy assessment and impact. Acquaintance with the UAE and MENA region and/or the challenges of transition economies would be an added advantage. Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and therefore candidates should have excellent teaching capabilities at both levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research agenda, and to have published in highly ranked academic journals. The candidate will also be expected to undertake service responsibilities to the Department, College and University.


Minimum Qualification
- A PhD in Economics from an internationally recognized university
- A research record with emphasis on applied economics, economic policies and demonstrated ability to publish in leading international journals
- Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and outcome assessment
- Experience in teaching economics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
- Open to cross-disciplinary cooperation in research, teaching and (program) development.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English and
- Very good interpersonal skills team player.

Preferred Qualification
- Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in economics (with emphasis on applied economics and public policy)

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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