Department: Department of International Business and Service Management
Contract Type: Academic – Full time
Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description:

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) was established in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University in 2007 in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. The vision of the German University of Technology in Oman is to become a leading university of technology in the wider region by building on the three pillars of education, research, and innovation. Through its affiliation with RWTH Aachen University, the German University of Technology in Oman provides students with the education required to become highly qualified and socially responsible graduates, guided by German excellence and with a firm grounding in Oman’s culture and heritage. GUtech’s programmes of study are accredited by the German agency ACQUIN, and the University has recently undergone a successful evaluation by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. GUtech faculty also engage in local research projects, often in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University and other universities abroad.

The Faculty of Business and Economics at GUtech currently offers B.Sc. programmes in “International Business and Service Management” and “Logistics” and plans to further expand in this direction. The Faculty is looking to appoint qualified candidates who can contribute to the development of its teaching and research programmes and invites applications for faculty positions at the ranks of Lecturer / Assistant Professor – Economics

The rank will depend on qualification.

 

Requirements and Competencies

Candidates for these positions should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in Economics and should have strong research potential or a record of scholarship as demonstrated by international publications, presentations at peer reviewed conferences, or externally funded projects. We also expect teaching experience at the undergraduate level and the willingness to continuously improve own teaching skills.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment. The language of instruction at GUtech is English.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach in the programmes of the faculty, ideally covering a broad range of topics in the fields of micro and macroeconomics as well as applied economics and international economics at the undergraduate level. Specific teaching experience in some of the mentioned fields is advantageous, but the faculty also offers the environment to enhance the existing teaching skills if necessary. Moreover, the candidate is expected to contribute to the further development of the faculty’s teaching portfolio. The candidate will carry out original research and publish successfully in high-quality academic journals. Activities to attract externally funded applied projects that correspond to the needs of the region are welcome.

 

Our Offer

GUtech offers an international and dynamic environment with an extensive research network provided by RWTH Aachen University. A committee comprising of RWTH and GUtech academic staff will select the successful applicant. The employer will be the German University of Technology in Oman.

The appointment is initially for four years and renewable, dependent on positive performance reviews. The salary is internationally competitive. Offers are subject to receiving Omani teaching and labour permits, which will be arranged by the University. Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching experience, copies of relevant certificates, a selection of student evaluations of teaching (if available), and the names of at least three academic references.

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