Assistant Professor in Finance

Job Description & Qualification

FACULTY POSITION IN FINANCE: The Department of Finance at the American University of Sharjah invites applications for regular faculty position at the assistant professor level commencing in Spring Semester 2024. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the department’s research, teaching and service. While we invite applicants from every field within the finance area, prior research or teaching expertise in asset pricing and/or derivatives is especially welcome. 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 degree in finance from an AACSB-accredited university, preferably North American. 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 finance journals. Existing publications in top-tier finance journals are a plus. A successful candidate should be able to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Application Procedure

To apply, the following documents are requested: (a) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position; (b) your curriculum vitae, including your teaching experience, list of publications, and list of work-in-progress/working papers; (c) three letters of recommendation; (d) your job market paper; and (e) a statement about your teaching philosophy.

Please send the documents via email to Ms. Dalia Saleh, Administrative Assistant, Department of Finance, at Additional documents will be solicited from shortlisted candidates.

The deadline for applications is open until filled, and subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate is expected to start in January 2024.

About the Organization

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The School of Business Administration enrolls over 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students. QS World University Subject Rankings (2023) has named AUS number one in the UAE and among the top 200 universities globally for the subject areas of accounting and finance, and business and management studies. 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 and marketing, 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 DEPARTMENT: The Department of Finance has 11 full-time faculty members, all specialists and researchers in a broad variety of financial topics. Their research has been published in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial Intermediation, and is regularly being presented at leading conferences. To bridge the gap between academia and the finance industry, the department has partnerships with Bloomberg, the CFA Institute and CAIA. It also hosts the Interactive Trading Floor, a state-of-the-art facility designed after the specifications of a Wall Street trading floor, offering students access to the same tools and services as professionals. For more information, please visit

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, 2022) 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 5,400 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 newly opened 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

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Job ID

ID: J13197