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Associate / Full Professor Organizational Development & Leadership

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-625

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
As part of its renewed strategy, the CBE has reorganized its faculty around themes and challenges, one of which is Leadership and Organizational Agility. The College is currently seeking strengthen this Department, with a full-time faculty member, in the rank of associate or full professor, in the domain of Organizational Development and Leadership, with special focus on organizational design and (strategic) agility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
The appointed candidate will be expected to:
• Take a leading role in the development and implementation of the activities relating to organizational design and (strategic) agility;
• Engage with organizations and business corporations in order to understand their concerns, set clear priorities, and assure sustained relevance of the deployed activities.
• Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses; engage in innovative approaches to learning and teaching; participate in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and/or dissertations;
• Develop and run Executive Education programs;
• Develop a relevant research agenda and publish high quality research.

Background Information
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), established in 1976 as a federal institution with a focus on intellect, culture, and science, is the oldest and leading university in the UAE. Known for its pioneering spirit, it is one of the top universities in the region, and has a vast and influential alumni network of more than 65.000 graduates.

The "UAEU aims to be an innovative, socially-conscious university which will generate a community of future leaders by encouraging collaborative research, providing a learner-centric educational experience and cultivating a spirit of entrepreneurship." (mission statement). With the vision of "Advancing Knowledge, Serving Society, and Developing Future Leaders."

In line with this mission and vision, the College of Business and Economics (CBE), AACSB accredited since 2000, redefined its strategy, accordingly, reflecting its ambition to be, from a business angle, a catalyst for technologically-driven innovation in relation with the digital economy and the 4IR and focusing on
• Leadership, managerial, business and economic challenges in relation with the 4IR, the digital economy, technologically driven innovation, and induced business-model innovation;
• Accelerated development of graduate education; and
• Strengthening corporate relations and internationalization.

The application package should include a detailed CV and an explanation of your interest expressing your motivation for this position, indicating how you meet the selection criteria, and how you think to fill the role and develop the think tank, policy analysis and advisory functions.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
Requirements and Selection Criteria
• Earned PhD degree in a relevant discipline from an internationally recognized university;
• Relevant experience in advising organizations in organizational development or strategic agility;
• Acquaintance with executive education;
• Strong interpersonal skills, willingness to and experience with engagement with external stakeholders;
• Team player, sound management skills to deliver team-based research, advisory projects and executive education programs;
• Ability to communicate effectively in English;
• Academic credentials backed by a recognized research record;
• Committed to excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and outcome assessment

Preferred Qualification
• Strong interpersonal skills, willingness to and experience with engagement with external stakeholders;
• Team player, sound management skills to deliver team-based research, advisory projects and executive education programs;
• Ability to communicate effectively in English;
• Academic credentials backed by a recognized research record;
• Committed to excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and outcome assessment;

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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