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Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics
Posted 425 days ago

Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics
in the School of Business
at the American University of Ras AI Khaimah


The American University of Ras AI Khaimah (AURAK) is an independent, public, state­ owned, non-profit, coeducational institution in the United Arab Emirates that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. AURAK provides comprehensive academic programs based on the North American model and the cultural characteristics of the Gulf region. AURAK has been officially licensed by the UAE 's Ministry of Education.  All of the University's 22 academic programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). In addition, AURAK has recently achieved accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). All instruction at the university is in English.

The School of Business offers currently offers five undergraduate programs (BS in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Finance, Accounting, and Marketing) but is seeking CAA approval to consolidate these into a single Bachelor of Business Administration with specialist majors in Human Resource Management, Finance, Accounting, and Marketing. It also offers two graduate programs (MBA and Executive MBA). The school has been granted eligibility to pursue accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and achieved the first milestone in its journey to initial accreditation with the acceptance of its Initial Self Evaluation report in June 2019.

We invite applications for the following faculty position for Fall2020: Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics

The faculty member appointed to this positions will mainly teach Principles courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.  In addition to demonstrating the potential for teaching excellence, the faculty hired to this position must have a research record or agenda that supports being classified as a "scholarly academic" under the AACSB accreditation standards. All AURAK faculty must also engage in service to the university, the discipline, and the community.

Qualifications and requirements:

(1) An earned doctorate in economics from an accredited university
(2) A record of established research for the associate professor rank and a clearly articulated research agenda for the assistant professor position with evidence of potential effectiveness in pursuing that agenda
(3) A history of successful university teaching experience in the specialization
(4) A record of university or community service
 
The region:

Located at the mouth of the Gulf, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was once the historical capital of the region. RAK boasts many outdoor attractions, with plenty of places for leisure, water sports, hiking and mountain climbing, and other athletic pursuits, all within a safe and family­ oriented environment. Away from frenzied traffic and rush of the larger cities, but still well­ developed, RAK is a quiet but vibrant Emirate. It is an ideal location, for both those who want to relax and those who seek to be active away from work. 


How to apply:

Applications should be submitted via online and must include the following:

a) Cover letter describing qualifications for and interest in the position
b) Updated CV, including the names and contact information for at least three professional references (references will not be contacted without first notifying the applicant)
c) Summaries of recent teaching evaluations
d) Two or three of the candidate's recent research papers that have been either published in a peer-reviewed journal or presented at a peer-reviewed conference
e) Copies of master and doctoral degrees or diplomas along with copies of transcripts 


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