The British University in Dubai Business School seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor /Associate Professor or Professor of Business Management. The postholder will be required to supervise PhD theses and MBA dissertations, teach at all levels, undertake different management field research, publish at an international level of excellence in Business management. In this role, the post holder will interact with the Head of Programme, Dean and other members of the faculty. In all interactions with students and colleagues, you will aim to give the best possible service and further build BUiD's reputation for excellent teaching and research. To meet the challenge of working at BUiD's, you will have significant academic experience. In addition to this, you will have an established track record of PhD supervision, publishing and teaching based on a solid research and theoretical basis. Priority will be given to applicants with good academic experience and distinguished record of publications in refereed journals/conferences.
The Assistant Professor /Associate Professor/professorial role is a key leadership role within the department, making a positive, significant and strategic contribution to the PhD review panel including the supervision of masters and PhD students, delivery of teaching on Business Management programmes and acting as an internal examiner.
This role is designed to manage and conduct a portfolio of research in the area of Business Management and to make significant intellectual contributions, through regular publishing in suitable journals.
In addition, the post-holder will provide leadership within the Faculty to further develop and strengthen its research culture, and to enhance its increasing national and international profile, and undertake academic, academic administrative/leadership responsibilities as appropriate.
Other duties and responsibilities
Contribute to policies review, development, and ensure its systematic deployment within all areas throughout the faculty in order to ensure compliance, accountability, and efficiency.
Faculty operations and growth
Provide ongoing creative and innovative leadership to the faculty and ensure the effective and efficient operation and that highest quality standards are met.
Provide good performance under the leadership of the Head of Programme and Dean of the faculty and facilitate his work.
Design, develop, and maintain course content related to his/her own teaching (with aid of Head of Program and Dean of the faculty).
Explain issues, direct comments toward the content and learning objectives, set up discussion forum, probes for learners' responses that focus discussions on critical concepts, principles, and skills in his/her own courses.
Curriculum and accreditation
Enhance and grow a portfolio of innovative programs that respond to the needs of the 21st century in alignment with the university and country strategic directions.
Seek and maintain local and international accreditation for all programs and offerings of the faculty in collaboration with Head of Programme, and Dean of the faculty.
Research and Teaching
Foster a culture of research and environment within the faculty that encourage scholarly research activities and application for research grants among both faculty and learners in coordination with the Head of Programme and Dean of the faculty.
Teach the relevant business management modules at all levels.
Explore, initiate, develop and sustain a range of affiliations and partnerships with industry, government, professional and wider community to support the university and faculty's strategic objectives, activities, and programs.
Build collaborative relationships with the learner body and other faculties of the University.
Support key university activities and events for example attending, where required, university open days, graduation ceremonies, and confirmation and clearing including where these activities/events require attendance in the evening or on weekends.
Perform any other duties commensurate with the job grade as reasonably required from time to time.
Hours: Full time
Area of responsibility
Training and Qualifications
Teaching and Learning Support
Prof/ Assistant Prof
Planning and managing resources
Job application process
The required documents are a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vita (including a teaching statement, a research statement, list of courses that can be taught or were taught, and names of at least three references who would be willing to write letters of recommendation). The closing date for the application is Saturday 30th April 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
About the British University in Dubai (BUiD)
The University has been formed out of a genuine collaboration between Dubai and United Kingdom institutions to provide the best of British education in Dubai. BUiD has been established to make a substantial and unique contribution to the United Arab. Our UK associates, the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow have been chosen because of their research standing and high standards. The University's vision is to continue to be recognised as Dubai's premier resource and focus for the reflective pursuit, inclusive accessibility, effective transfer, and liberal application of scientific, academic and professional knowledge. BUiD is a non-profit organisation with a mission to provide world-class scholarship, education and research that make a distinctive British contribution to supporting the aspirations of the Dubai Government to become a hub for education and research in the region.
Goals of the University
Make a distinctive British contribution to the higher education system in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through the creation of a high-quality research-led university.
Develop leading-edge research capabilities in key disciplines.
Offer the highest international competitive level of research-informed education in key modern disciplines.
Interact with regional industry and play a leading role in stimulating a knowledge-based economy in Dubai and the Emirates.
Provide opportunities for study and research for the purpose of gaining degrees in arts and sciences.
Apply the systems of study and research that are used in distinguished British. universities with the aim of enhancing the standard of university education in the UAE.
Qualify and educate nationals who are scientifically and practically trained in all fields of knowledge, through advanced education and training programmes.
Serve the various sectors of society, especially the commercial and industrial sectors, by providing consultation, technical services and research in the various fields of science and technology and the other disciplines, which will be offered by BUiD.
Consolidate educational, scientific and cultural links with distinguished British universities and institutions, and with other internationally distinguished universities.
Research at BUiD is a constantly evolving endeavour, aimed at establishing and developing a wide array of research activities such as faculty and student contributions to high tier publications, patent technologies, original BUiD journals, specialised research centres, and research collaboration opportunities with leading UK universities. BUiD recognises that a society that creates research-based intellectual capital can be a key player in the modern world. By being a major contributor to educational, scientific, legal, business, and sociological research, BUiD plays a distinctive and collaborative role in the economy and culture of the UAE, the Middle East, and the wider world.
Key objectives of research activities at BUiD
To establish a motivating and rewarding research environment that attracts high-quality researchers.
To conduct high-quality research that leads to innovation and improved performance and productivity of organisations at national, regional and international levels.
To foster a long-term relationship with industry, professional bodies, and other higher education institutions based on mutual interests and benefits.
To disseminate knowledge and promote research exchange amongst academics and practitioners.
To facilitate and support the implementation of research findings in national, regional and international organisations.
To play a leading role in identifying, planning, and conducting research agendas through close collaboration with local and national governments.
To provide both the public and private sectors with high-quality research, consultancy, and training.
To use research to engage the potential intellectual capital of the region.
About our Business Management Programmes
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management and Professional Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)
Master in Business Administration (MBA)
The BUiD MBA is versatile and offers lasting benefits to all those who work in business or in the public sector and want to develop their management and leadership skills. The emphasis in the programme is on the application of knowledge to real business situations, as well as the development of leadership skills. The programme can help graduates progress their career in a wide range of business/commercial/public sector settings, which include general management, human resource management, finance, marketing and operations management.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
BUiD's Bachelor of Science in Business Management is the leading undergraduate business degree in the UAE that follows the British model of higher education. Our research-based programme is designed to develop your critical thinking, innovation, problem-solving, and general skills and competencies for the workplace. The programme is taught by experts in their field who will support you to achieve your learning objectives and maximum potential. Students will gain an excellent technical grounding for a career in business or public sector management, or for running their own business. The programme covers all the main areas of business including operations management, finance, marketing and human resource management. There is a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the programme. A variety of teaching and learning styles will be used and there will be opportunities to participate in study trips, both in the UAE, to the UK and elsewhere.
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