Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Economics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
13 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity:

Zayed University’s College of Business is seeking to hire at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Economics in the Abu Dhabi campus.  The start date is August 2019 (though a start date of January 2019 may be considered in exceptional circumstances).
Successful applicants will be expected to teach Economics courses to undergraduate and graduate students.  They will also be expected to conduct high quality academic research with output published in highly regarded academic journals.  Active engagement will be required in various college and university committees.

The Requirements:

  • Applicants should have completed a PhD with a specialization in Economics preferably from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school from a QS ranked university.
  • Applicants for the position of Assistant Professor who are obtained PhD recently must provide evidence of potential for high quality research.  Experienced candidates are expected to have prior publications. Teaching experience in a university is highly desirable.
  • Applicants for the position of Associate or Full Professor must have an established record of publications in high quality journals.  Evidence of course development and excellence in teaching across a variety of Economics courses is essential, as too is experience in college and university committees.

The Benefits:

The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries that are free from tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members. Employment is typically offered on a four-year renewable contract basis.

Zayed University and the College of Business

Zayed University’s College of Business is an AACSB accredited business school offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Zayed University is a federal institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and provides high quality education in English for over 9,000 Emirati students, predominantly female, at our two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 

The College of Business subscribes to a large set of economics and financial datasets that include WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, Thomson Reuters DataStream, among others. The economics faculty resides in the Department of Finance.  In recent years, faculty in the department have published in high quality journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics and Journal of Econometrics.

To Apply:

To apply, candidates must visit the employment link on our homepage and complete the online application.  Candidates must upload a cover letter, CV, recent teaching evaluations, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.  The cover letter should not exceed two pages and must highlight research accomplishments, provide a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement verifying that the candidate has a PhD with a specialization in Economics from an accredited university.

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