Al-Rahim Professor of Business

The Department of Business at the American University in Iraq, Sulaimani invites applications for the new position of Al-Rahim Professor of Business.  This endowed, open-rank faculty position will provide resources for innovative teaching, research, and professional development in a dynamic and secure region of the Middle East that offers many opportunities for exploration and experimentation.

The successful candidate for the inaugural Al-Rahim Professorship will have:

  1. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a business discipline taught at the University.
  2. At least five years of combined experience in teaching at the postsecondary level and working in relevant industry positions.
  3. Evidence of inspiring teaching skills, preferably including the ability to teach diverse populations and students for whom English is not a native language.
  4. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.

Applicants who speak more than one language, and who have lived in more than one country, are preferred.  The Department is also interested in applicants willing to participate in activities related to Department accreditation, and in the development of new courses of study relevant to the region.

The Department of Business Administration at AUIS offers an undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and includes an Executive MBA program.  Our core undergraduate courses include principles of management, strategic management, leadership, principles of marketing, consumer behavior, integrated marketing communications, quantitative business analysis, production operations management, and supply chain management.  Experienced faculty may teach Executive MBA classes.  Our curricula are supported by state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and facilities, experienced and dedicated faculty, and solid links with the business community outside the University.  AUIS graduates are highly sought after by regional and international employers.

The competitive compensation package for this position includes base salary, subsidized housing, airfare for personal leave, subsidized health insurance, professional memberships, conference attendance expenses, a generous holiday and leave policy, a start-up grant for research, and other elements.

Now celebrating its tenth year, AUIS is a non-government, not-for-profit university in the scenic cultural capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  The University is educating a new generation of bright, motivated young men and women dedicated to critical thinking, comfort with conflicting beliefs, and community involvement.  Its 1,600 students, primarily undergraduates, are taught in English by faculty members from 15 countries, with more than 40% of the faculty from the United States.  The University’s acclaimed foundation program is the first in Iraq to receive U.S. accreditation.  AUIS graduates have continued their studies at leading universities in the United States and Europe that include Harvard, Columbia, Tufts and Johns Hopkins.  

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Applicants may begin work either Spring 2018 or Fall 2018, and should indicate in their application the term for which they are applying.

Applicants should submit the following attachments by email to with “Al-Rahim Professor” in the header:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and experience, and concepts for new course development)
  4. Research and scholarship statement (including academic interests and research collaborations)

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide contact information for three academic and professional references.

No telephone calls please. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.  AUIS is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes cultural diversity is essential to education.

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