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Faculty Position in Entrepreneurship

American University of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience
Date posted
May 22, 2024

FACULTY POSITION IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP:  The Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at American University of Sharjah invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in entrepreneurship at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s research, teaching and service. Priority will be given to candidates with teaching and research expertise in one or more of the following areas: entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, business venture, innovation management and strategic change. The salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and tax-free in the UAE. Free housing, paid utilities and other attractive benefits are provided.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates must have a PhD in Management from an AACSB-accredited university. An ABD near completion will be considered. Candidates must show great research potential, with promising working papers ideally on track to publication in top-tier management journals. Existing publications in top-tier management journals are a plus. A successful candidate should be willing and able to teach across the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, the following documents are requested: (a) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your expertise relates to entrepreneurship; (b) your curriculum vitae, including your teaching experience, list of publications, list of work-in-progress/working papers and the contact information of at least three references; (c) your teaching philosophy; and (d) your research statement. 


Please send your documents to Abigail Morata, Administrative Assistant, Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, at Additional documents will be solicited from shortlisted candidates.


Review of applicants will begin immediately. The posting is expected to remain open until it is filled. The successful candidate is expected to start in August 2024.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship is comprised of a diverse group of 15 full-time faculty members who come from 11 countries and is gender balanced. Department faculty are all specialists and researchers in a broad variety of management topics. Their research has been published in leading management journals, such as the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Knowledge Management, and is regularly presented at leading scholarly conferences in the field. The department hosts the Sheikh Saoud Bin Khalid Bin Khalid Al Qassimi Chair in Family Business and the Said T. Khoury Chair of Leadership Studies. For more information, please visit


ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The School of Business Administration enrolls over 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. QS World University Subject Rankings (2024) has named AUS number one in the UAE and among the top 200 universities globally for accounting and finance, and number two in the UAE and among the top 250 universities globally for business and management studies. Graduates who have studied accounting and finance, and business and management at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE (QS 2024). The AUS MBA program is among the top 10 in the Middle East and Africa region and among the top 250 in the world in the QS Global MBA Rankings (2022). The school offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with majors in accounting, economics, finance, information systems and business analytics, management, marketing and supply chain management, as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Graduate degrees include the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Finance, the Master of Science in Accounting and the PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance. The school has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since April 2011.


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: ​ American University of Sharjah (AUS) is a comprehensive, independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education that promotes excellence in teaching, learning, research and creative work. AUS fosters a community that celebrates diversity, and whose members are committed to the ideals of open intellectual inquiry, ethical behavior and civic responsibility. Its rank among the top five universities globally with the highest percentage of international students (Times Higher Education, 2023) is testament to that ideal. AUS is licensed and its degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division. Additionally, AUS has been accredited in the USA by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 USA) since June 2004. In addition to the School of Business Administration, the university includes the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Architecture, Art and Design, serving around 5,800 students from approximately 90 nationalities. The university curricula, teaching standards and employment norms are fully in tune with the American model of higher education.


AUS’ magnificent campus is located at the heart of Sharjah’s University City, adjacent to the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park and Sharjah International Airport, only 35 minutes away from Downtown Dubai and 20 minutes away from Dubai International Airport. For more information, please visit


ABOUT SHARJAH AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: ​The United Arab Emirates is home to close to 10,000,000 people from more than 200 nationalities. Sharjah is the third most populous of the UAE’s seven emirates after Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For more information, see


Located adjacent to Dubai, Sharjah is widely regarded as a center of culture and education and serves as home to an industrious and dynamic population. Like the UAE, Sharjah provides a safe and comfortable environment that provides easy access to the UAE’s many beaches, the Hajjar Mountains, a multitude of leisure establishments, all within a short driving distance. Given the country’s location and robust transportation infrastructure, travel to Asia, Africa and Europe is easy. These are advantages that are easily accessible given that Sharjah takes facilitating work-life balance seriously as is evidenced by it having recently instituted a four-day workweek.


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