Assistant / Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship / Innovation
United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, UAE
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Job Description 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. Its pioneering nature is now once more underscored by its strategic project The University of the Future. In line with the United Arab Emirates Centennial Plan 2071 to provide the best education in the world, UAEU aims to realize global eminence and to become the University of the Future in the region.

Hence, UAEU launched the University of the Future Project, a multi-phase project that re-envisions the future of UAEU in becoming a world-

class, university of the future, responding to the challenges and opportunities stemming from digitalization, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), technological innovations, globalization, and major societal challenges.

  • In doing so, its aspiration is to be recognized as the first world-class university in the country; among the first 20 in Asia;
  • and among the first 200 globally by 2030. 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 internationalisation.

    As part of this strategy, the CBE is now recruiting two Assistant / Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship / Innovation.

    Minimum Qualification The position : The ideal candidates will have a primary research and teaching interest in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with a special focus on technology-

    driven innovation. The position entails teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, strong engagement with practice, the business community, and start-

  • ups. Requirements and Selection Criteria : A PhD in Business, Entrepreneurship or Innovation from an internationally recognized university;
  • A research record with emphasis on the digital economy; and demonstrated ability to publish in leading international journals;
  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and outcome assessment; Experience in teaching entrepreneurship and / or innovation at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Experience in cooperating with the business community entrepreneurs, and start-ups; Open to cross-disciplinary cooperation in research, teaching and (program) development.

    Ability to communicate effectively in English; and Very good interperson Preferred Qualification Key Duties and Responsibilities The appointed candidate will be expected to : 1.

    Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in entrepreneurship and innovation; 2. Engage in innovative and technology-

  • based approaches to learning and teaching; 3. Publish high quality research in leading internationally recognized journals;
  • 4. Participate in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and / or dissertations; 5. Contribute to the incubator and start-

  • up ecosystem at the University and the UAE; 6. Engage in industry cooperation and with the business community and entrepreneurs;
  • 7. Participate in committees at the departmental, college and / or university levels as assigned; 8. Actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University .

    Expected Skills / Rank / Experience English is the language of instructions and communication in the CBE. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

    To ensure that your application is considered, please, apply before the application review date is advised. A generous benefits package is offered to successful applicants, which includes a competitive tax-

    free salary that is determined according to rank and experience, yearly round-trip air tickets for the instructor and his / her family (spouse and up to three children), tuition support for children's schooling, a one-

    time settling-in allowance, free housing accommodation, free health care insurance, paid holidays and summer vacation, and an end-of-contract gratuity.

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