Assistant Professor in Strategy

Found in: beBee S AE - 4 days ago


United Arab Emirates Heriot-Watt University Full time

The successful candidate will be an experienced lecturer and researcher in the field of Strategy and Enterprise. Preferences will be given to candidates who show evidence of prior academic experience in areas related to Strategic Management, Competitive Strategy, Innovation Management, Digital Business Strategy, Strategic Change, Enterprise and its Business Environment, Managing Small and Medium Enterprises and Global Business Analysis and Strategy. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in these areas and the potential to publish in high-quality scholarly journals. Preference will consider candidates with experience in the delivery of professional education and training.


The successful candidate will be appointed on the Teaching and Scholarship pathway where their teaching duties will effectively contribute to EBS postgraduate, undergraduate and MBA programmes. Their skills and experience will promote integrated professional practice across everything they do, equipping students to excel in their future careers and networks. Successful candidates will be responsible for developing, designing, and delivering teaching and student-centred learning, as underpinned by engaged scholarship and professional practice. Successful candidates will also develop their own research in line with EBS priorities and research groups.


The role will be based at the University's campus in Dubai. Programmes will be delivered in English and so fluency in English is essential. An induction programme will be delivered to all new academic staff on Heriot-Watt's standards and values, and to give practical experience in the preparation, delivery and assessment of teaching.


Key Duties & Responsibilities


  1. Undertake teaching and assessment duties on academic programmes. Support colleagues in Edinburgh Business School and other Schools at Heriot-Watt University in the delivery of courses and other activities to support the delivery of HWU's aims.
  1. Develop relevant materials in appropriate formats for the above programmes. Contribute to the content, design and delivery of the curriculum, and the quality of teaching and learning, in consultation with colleagues and within the international structures and mechanisms established by the University. Review teaching design and delivery by obtaining and analysing feedback from students and peers. Support the accreditation processes of professional bodies.
  1. Mentor and supervise students, including PhD students, providing effective, well documented and timely feedback, both formative and summative. Provide pastoral support, recognising when to refer a student for further support. Play a key role in the delivery and support of an excellent student learning and living experience at HWU.
  1. Develop the level of subject expertise in line with the latest development in research, and ensure these developments are reflected in teaching materials and methods.
  1. Build and conduct research in one or more of the School's research areas at internationally competitive levels.
  1. Develop and maintain strong links with business and industry, external organisations and the education sector.
  1. Work collaboratively with colleagues in the UK, at other campuses, and with external networks both for the exchange of information, to share learning, and to form relationships for future collaboration.
  1. Undertake a proactive role in promoting and marketing the University, ensuring the effective recruitment of students and the achievement of recruitment targets. Play a full role in Open Days and other student recruitment events.
  1. Undertake leadership and administrative tasks associated with programme planning, preparation for examination boards and progression boards, etc, as instructed. Participate in relevant committees. Associate Professors will be expected to undertake additional leadership and management responsibilities.
  1. Undertake continuous professional development (CPD) and participate in staff development activities.

Education & Qualifications:


Essential - PhD in appropriate discipline.


Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post and its general responsibilities. Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.


At Heriot-Watt we understand that being diverse makes us better which is why we support a culture of respect and equal opportunity, and value diversity at the heart of what we do. We want to increase the diversity of our workplace to underpin a dynamic and creative environment.



The appointment is conditional upon successful completion of all Labour and Immigration formalities, and the start date will need to be delayed if the employment visa is not in place.





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