Assistant Professor in Accounting

United Arab Emirates (AE)
The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Accounting at American University of Sharjah invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in accounting at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s teaching, research activities and service. While we welcome applications from academics with a variety of accounting backgrounds, we are particularly interested in candidates with an interest and/or expertise in forensic accounting, accounting information systems or taxation. The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and tax-free in the UAE.  Free housing, paid utilities and other attractive benefits are provided.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must have a PhD degree in accounting from an AACSB-accredited university, preferably North American. Assistant professors must have evidence of publications and promising research potential. A successful candidate should be able to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, please email (a) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position; (b) your curriculum vita, which must include your teaching experience, list of publications/work-in-progress, as well as the contact information of at least three references; and (c) your teaching philosophy to Ms. Nisha Gopalakrishnan, Administrative Assistant, Department of Accounting, at Additional documents will be solicited from shortlisted candidates. 

The review of applicants will begin immediately. The position is expected to remain open until filled.  The successful candidate is expected to start in the second week of August 2023.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The School of Business Administration enrolls over 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students. QS World University Subject Rankings (2022) has named AUS number one (tied) in the UAE and among the top 250 universities globally for accounting and finance, and number one in the UAE and among the top 250 universities globally for business and management studies. The AUS MBA program is among the top 10 in the Middle East and Africa region and among the top 250 in the world in the QS Global MBA Rankings (2022). The school offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with majors in accounting, economics, finance, information systems and business analytics, management and marketing, as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Graduate degrees include the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Finance, the Master of Science in Accounting and the PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance. The school has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since April 2011.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: ​American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a comprehensive, independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education that promotes excellence in teaching, learning, research and creative work.  AUS fosters a community that celebrates diversity, and whose members are committed to the ideals of open intellectual inquiry, ethical behavior and civic responsibility. Its rank among the top five universities globally with the highest percentage of international students (Times Higher Education, 2022) is testament to that ideal. AUS is licensed and its degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division. Additionally, AUS has been accredited in the USA by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004.  In addition to the School of Business Administration, the university includes the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Architecture, Art and Design, serving around 5,400 students from approximately 90 nationalities. The university curricula, teaching standards and employment norms are fully in tune with the American model of higher education.

AUS’ magnificent campus is located at the heart of Sharjah’s University City, adjacent to the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park and Sharjah International Airport, only 35 minutes away from Downtown Dubai and 20 minutes away from Dubai International Airport. For more information, please visit

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