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School/CompanyUAE University
Job TitleMBA DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
AddressCollege of Business & Economics, UAE University
CityAl Ain
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
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 now seeks to appoint a highly motivated academic with a track record in postgraduate program development and teaching, as MBA Director and Associate / Full Professor Strategic Management.

 

The position

The MBA Director will be responsible for program leadership, vision casting, teaching excellence and program development of the (portfolio of) MBA programs. He/she will provide academic leadership for all aspects of the MBA program including strategic planning, admissions and daily operations.

He/She will manage and further strengthen the MBA program, as well as lead the strategic development of the portfolio of general management programs at postgraduate and executive level.

The ideal candidate will have a primary research and teaching interest in Strategic Management. The position entails teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, strong engagement with practice, the business community and the corporate world.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The appointed candidate, in his/her capacity as MBA Director, will be expected to:

  1. Re-envision the MBA program, and implement curriculum changes accordingly;
  2. Lead the re-positioning, promotion and marketing the MBA program;
  3. Maintain current knowledge of the (E)MBA market and competition in the UAE;
  4. Supervise and coordinate the marketing and recruitment activities of the MBA program;
  5. Ensure the daily management of the program;
  6. Lead the strategic development of the portfolio of general management programs at postgraduate and executive level.

 

The appointed candidate, in his/her capacity as Associate/Full Professor in Strategic Management will be expected to:

  1. Develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in strategic management;
  2. Engage in innovative and technology-based approaches to learning and teaching;
  3. Maintain scholarship, research and consultancy engagements;
  4. Participate in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and/or dissertations;
  5. Participate in the development of networks with businesses, organizations, and alumni.

 

Requirements and Selection Criteria

  • A PhD in Business / Management from an internationally recognized university (with emphasis on strategic management);
  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching, curriculum development, and outcome assessment;
  • Experience in teaching strategic management at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in leading international management journals;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English; and
  • Very good interpersonal skills.
  • In addition to the above, professional qualification and experience in practice setting will be highly valued.
  • Significant (program development and management) experience with professional postgraduate programs in management / business.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently and as a team member;

 

Recruitment Process

Please submit your application online at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/search.jsp The application package should include a cover letter indicating how you meet the selection criteria, a detailed resume, teaching philosophy, courses taught, professional designations/expertise in marketing, and a brief description of current/future research activities. English is the language of instructions and communication in the CBE.

The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 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.

Apply URLhttps://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/index.jsp#
Expiry date2018/12/15