JOB IN UAE FOR TEACHING PROFESSION- Assistant Professor, College of Business and Economics – 2023

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The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) College of Business and Economics (CBE) is seeking to fill Assistant Professor positions in Entrepreneurship. These positions will be jointly affiliated with the Department of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship and the upcoming Emirates Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, set to launch in 2023. These positions are focused on research and have a reduced teaching load.

The research centre aims to establish itself as a leading hub for scholarly research and policy consultancy in the Arab Gulf region. Additionally, the centre will be hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UAE study. UAEU is the first university established in the UAE and has a long history of graduating Emirati students across various disciplines. With its main campus located in Al Ain, UAEU has been in operation since 1977.

Currently ranked 5th in the Arab World, 27th among universities under 50 years old, and 288th by the QS Ranking Worldwide, UAEU is a comprehensive university offering courses across 9 colleges, including Medicine, Law, IT, Engineering, Education, Science, Food & Agriculture, and Humanities, in addition to Business.

The College of Business and Economics offers an English-medium education encompassing five undergraduate programs, three post-graduate programs and 82 faculty members from 34 different countries. In 2000, UAEU was the first university in the region to achieve AACSB accreditation, awarded to only the top 5% of the world’s business schools.

Additionally, the College hosts the only Accounting Program in the country accredited by AACSB. In addition to undergraduate education, the College offers an MBA, MPA, DBA, and specialized Master’s programs as well as Executive Education in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. Entrepreneurship teaching at UAEU is rapidly expanding.

We offer a compulsory General Education course in Entrepreneurship to students across the colleges, a minor, an undergraduate concentration, and courses in the MBA and DBA programs. New faculty members are expected to have a PhD, ideally from an AACSB-accredited institution. Additionally, evidence of significant publication potential is expected (reference: Scopus and ABDC).

Experience in teaching undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurship and related subjects is expected for all applications, preferably from working at an AACSB-accredited university. Industry experience is a bonus. Strong communication skills with a diverse range of nationalities and personalities, as well as a collegial outlook, are a must. Hard work and patience are highly valued personal qualities.

Applications should be submitted through the UAEU Jobs Portal  with a targeted cover letter, CV outlining your experience and suitability for the job, a list of three references whom we could contact in support of your application, and precise details on how we can contact you.

Please highlight the AACSB status of any institutions you have worked or studied at in your cover letter.

Successful applicants will be offered a generous benefits package. This includes a competitive tax-free salary that is determined according to rank and experience, yearly round-trip air tickets for the faculty member and their family (spouse and up to three children), tuition support for children’s schooling, a one-time settling-in allowance, free accommodation, free health insurance, paid holidays, and summer vacation, and an end-of-contract gratuity.

The positions can start per agreement with the College but preferably in August 2023 at the latest. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


To be considered for this position, candidates must possess a minimum qualification of an earned doctorate in a related field. The ability to instruct undergraduate courses is essential. Additionally, experience in industry or a professional setting is considered a positive attribute


Demonstrated ability to produce and publish high-quality research in the field of entrepreneurship.

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