• New Career Openings at The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

  • Posted on: 22 July, 2015 Deadline: 31 July, 2015
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  • The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

    The University offers an American – style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. In ten years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

    Assistant/Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship and Management)

     

    SUMMARY OF POSITION

     

    The position will be charged with the responsibility of teaching both required and elective entrepreneurship courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Areas of teaching emphasis include entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, international development, management, marketing, microfinance, ICTs in development. Develop, market, and run targeted pro-bono and/or fee-for-service workshops for customers, micro-enterprises, and SMEs.In addition S/he must exhibit a strong commitment and a willingness to engage students within and beyond the walls of the traditional classroom in accordance with the university’s policy and procedure.

    DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    • Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract
    • Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans
    • Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria
    • Use the established learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students
    • Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered
    • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress
    • Attend classes regularly and on time (except for online pedagogy elements)
    • Be available for student consultation through office hours or scheduled appointments or by phone or email
    • Maintain records of enrolment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by established deadlines
    • Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery
    • Revise and update course content as needed
    • Attend one or more orientation sessions to become familiar with the University’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system
    • Meet with the Dean or Program Chair as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development)
    • Submit an annual performance review

     

    Requirements for the position:

     

      • PhD in Entrepreneurship or Management with strong emphasis in Entrepreneurship or related business discipline is required
      • Master’s Degree or MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship very desirable
      • Significant post-secondary teaching experience, promising scholarship and  teaching entrepreneurship courses is desirable
      • Significant (5 years desired) documented entrepreneurial experience in business a huge plus
      • Prior teaching experience in a graduate or undergraduate program or corporate training
      • Ability and experience teaching across disciplines (e.g. marketing, sales management, international development, social and women empowerment, microfinance, etc.) is a plus
      • Experience teaching classes via distance learning a big plus 

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

     

    • Current knowledge of the relevant discipline
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching adult learners
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students
    • Ability to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment
    • Ability to deliver course outcomes and content through a variety of teaching/learning styles
    • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching
    • Respect for students and a genuine interest in their learning
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Good organizational skills and timeliness in responding to student inquiries
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students and colleagues
    • Proven experience and success in teaching in a variety of delivery formats, including face-to-face, online, and blended technologies is preferred.
    • Ability to use variety of tools and technologies in the classroom.
    • Communicate orally and in writing to exchange information
    • Operate computers and other office equipment and technology

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    Assistant/Associate Professor (Operations Management)

     

    SUMMARY OF POSITION

    This position is charged with the responsibility of teaching both required and elective operations and management science courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Areas of teaching emphasis include operations and supply chain management, management science, business analytics, decision analysis, and decision modelling, JIT. In addition, S/he must be able to engage students within and beyond the walls of the traditional classroom and also be comfortable using business analytics and decision analysis and modelling tools and technologies in the classroom in accordance with the university’s policy and procedure.

    DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract
    • Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans
    • Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria
    • Use the established learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students
    • Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered
    • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress
    • Attend classes regularly and on time (except for online pedagogy elements)
    • Be available for student consultation through office hours or scheduled appointments or by phone or email
    • Maintain records of enrolment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by established deadlines
    • Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery
    • Revise and update course content as needed
    • Attend one or more orientation sessions to become familiar with the University’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system
    • Meet with the Dean or Program Chair as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development)
    • Submit an annual performance review

    Requirements for the position:

    • PhD in Operations Management with sub-field of business analytics or information systems or related discipline is required
    • Master’s Degree or MBA with a concentration in Operations, Quantitative Analysis, and Technology very desirable
    • Significant post-secondary teaching experience, promising scholarship and  teaching  operations management  courses is desirable
    • Significant (5 years desired) documented operations management experience a huge plus
    • Prior teaching experience in a graduate or undergraduate program or corporate training
    • Ability and experience teaching across disciplines is a plus
    • Demonstrated strengths in business analytics technologies would be a big plus
    • Proven experience and success in teaching in a variety of delivery formats, including face-to-face, online, and blended technologies is preferred.

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

    • Current knowledge of the relevant discipline
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching adult learners
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students
    • Ability to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment
    • Ability to deliver course outcomes and content through a variety of teaching/learning styles and the use of technology.
    • Respect for students and a genuine interest in their learning
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to exchange information
    • Good organizational skills and timeliness in responding to student inquiries
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students and colleagues
    • Operate computers and other office equipment and technology

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    Assistant/Associate Professor (Finance and Accounting)

     

    SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

    This position will teach both required and elective finance courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research is expected.  Areas of teaching emphasis include corporate finance, financial institutions, investments, and international finance. Applicants should be familiar or be comfortable using STATA and/or MATLAB in the classroom. In addition; S/he must exhibit a strong commitment and willingness to engage students within and beyond the walls of the traditional classroom in accordance with the university’s policy and procedure.

    DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract
    • Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare course materials and lesson plans
    • Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria
    • Use the established learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students
    • Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered
    • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress
    • Attend classes regularly and on time (except for online pedagogy elements)
    • Be available for student consultation through office hours or scheduled appointments or by phone or email
    • Maintain records of enrolment and attendance, assessments and grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by established deadlines
    • Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery
    • Revise and update course content as needed
    • Attend one or more orientation sessions to become familiar with the University’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies and procedures and the learning management system
    • Meet with the Dean or Program Chair as needed to discuss all aspects of the course including student progress and curriculum development (may be required to provide input into program development)
    • Submit an annual performance review.

    Requirements for the position:

    • PhD in Finance or related business discipline is required
    • Master’s Degree in Finance/Accounting or MBA with a concentration in Finance/Accounting; CA, CPA, CFA, CFP, CTP, CLU desirable
    • Significant post-secondary teaching experience, promising scholarship and teaching finance courses is desirable
    • Significant (5 years desired) documented, industry experience in a corporate, investments, or banking desirable
    • Prior teaching experience in a graduate or undergraduate program or corporate training
    • Ability and experience teaching across disciplines (e.g. economics, accounting, etc.) is a plus

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

    • Current knowledge of the relevant discipline
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching adult learners
    • Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students
    • Ability to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds in a multicultural environment
    • Ability to deliver course outcomes and content through a variety of teaching/learning styles
    • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching
    • Respect for students and a genuine interest in their learning
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Good organizational skills and timeliness in responding to student inquiries
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students and colleagues
    • Operate computers and other office equipment and technology
    • Proven experience and success in teaching in a variety of delivery formats, including face-to-face, online, and blended technologies is preferred

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    Assistant Professor of Computer Science

     

    Summary of position:

     

    The Assistant Professor of Computer Science will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.S/he contributes to preparing students to be applied and practical, critical thinkers and problem solvers. S/He shall work closely with the Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structure that would translate to effective teaching and learning of the subject matter in accordance with stipulated policies and procedures.

     

     

    General responsibilities include:

     

    • Teaching: The primary responsibility of a faculty member is for teaching and for supporting student learning both inside and outside the classroom.

     

    • Class Attendance: Faculty members should make clear that students are expected to attend class and complete required assignments.

     

     

    • Academic Advising: Available to assist students throughout the semester.

     

     

    • Department/Schools Meetings: Attending meetings on a regular basis and as necessary to facilitate communication and to accomplish the work required for the smooth operation of the department and school.

     

    • Attendance at Academic Functions: Full-time faculty members are expected to attend meetings of the faculty and any all-college meetings called by AUN administration.
    • Research: Faculty members are to engage in research activities that will promote self-development and the University
    • Community Service: Faculty are to contribute to AUN community service and development activities

     

     

    Requirements for the position:

     

    • Must have a terminal degree in Computer Science from a reputable University
    • Must have a minimum of five years of teaching & research experience garnered at a reputable University
    • Must be proficient in use of ICT tools and e-resources for teaching and research
    • Must possess verifiable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals

     

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

     

    • Applicants are expected to have the appropriate academic credentials, as well as successful post-secondary teaching experience.
    • Experience in Africa or other parts of the developing world is a plus.
    • A strong commitment to development
    • An understanding of the essential values of academic integrity, civility, collegiality and diversity in a community of learners
    • Experience in Africa or other parts of the developing world.
    • A demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and equal opportunity

    Method of Application

    Suitably qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to recruitment@aun.edu.ng before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    AUN is an equal-opportunity and non-discriminatory employer. For more information on AUN, please visit www.aun.edu.ng

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