UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Associate/Full Professor Innovation in Government and Society

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
Friday, 11 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Ref
2544
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

As part of its renewed strategy, the CBE has reorganized its faculty around themes and challenges, one of which is Innovation in Government and Society. This unit will develop, in coordination with the Center for Public Policy and Leadership, a practice of policy analysis, advice, and foresight, and gradually operate as a think tank in close relationship with public authorities. We are currently seeking a full-time faculty member, in the rank of associate or full professor, who has relevant experience and could play a leading role in the development and implementation of these activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The appointed candidate will be expected to:

  • Take a leading role in the development and implementation of the practice of policy analysis, advice, and foresight;
  • Develop a functioning think tank, accordingly;
  • Engage with public authorities 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 a relevant research agenda and publish high quality research.

Recruitment Process

Please submit your application online at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/search.jsp .

The application package should include a detailed CV and a letter of 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.

Background info

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.

Minimum Qualification

Requirements and Selection Criteria

  • Earned PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., economics, business) from an internationally recognized university (preferably with focus on Taxation Accounting);
  • Relevant experience in policy analysis and/or advice;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, willingness to and experience with engagement with external stakeholders (public authorities, in particular);
  • Team player, sound management skills to deliver team-based research and advisory projects;
  • 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 (public authorities, in particular);

  • Team player, sound management skills to deliver team-based research and advisory projects;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English;
  • Academic credentials backed by a recognized research record;
  • Committed to excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and outcome assessment;

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience  

Special Instructions to Applicant Please submit your application online at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/search.jsp .

Division College of Bsns & Economics-(CBE)

Department Economics & Finance - (CBE)

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Academic - Faculty

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