Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-854

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is seeking a research assistant in the area of Accounting education and accounting information systems. Requirements: A proven ability to fully and effectively communicate in English orally and in written format. Suitable background in the area of accounting information systems and accounting education as well as suitable experience in using Nvivo and/ SPSS.
We welcome applications from candidates who have an interest in quantitative/ qualitative research in accounting information systems as well as the use of various statistical packages (SPSS, smart PLS etc.).

Additionally, applications from candidates experienced in research in accounting education and other related areas in accounting research will also be considered. Good time management and planning skills with a commitment to delivery are a pre-requisite of this role. In addition, you should be an enthusiastic team member who is driven and committed with an ability to observe effectively and sensitively the cultural and the local norms in UAE. Tasks: Duties will include management of day-to-day activities of research projects, conducting literature reviews, gathering data, analyzing data using appropriate quantitative methods, performing data analyses.

The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop and implement new research methodologies and materials and publish research findings in highly ranked refereed journals. Highly motivated applicants with experience in the designated area and having M.Sc. degree in accounting, and preferably with a technical background are strongly encouraged to submit their application for the position.

The application package should include: Updated Curriculum vitae/Resume. Two recommendation letters/contacts.


Minimum Qualification
- MSc. Degree in accounting or a closely related field from an internationally recognized university with a keen interest in quantitative and / qualitative data analysis.

Preferred Qualification
- Preferably PhD Degree in accounting.
- Previous experience in research paper writing.
- High moral values and ethics, professionalism, and positive attitude.
- Willingness to grow exponentially by learning new topics and analytical software tools.
- Genuine interest in accounting information systems and accounting education.
- Advanced knowledge/experience with MS Office software.

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.