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Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

UNIVERSITY OF KURDISTAN HEWLER

Posted on November 8, 2019

3 - 4 years Iraq - Iraq

Ph.D/Doctorate, Other(Other), Other(Other). Any Nationality

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The Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics and Finance, will:
• Plan, develop, and deliver Undergraduate and Postgraduate lectures in Economics/Finance. Specifically, be able to teach the following courses: Introductory and intermediate economic/finance theory (Micro economic, macroeconomics), History of economic thought, public/development economics, financial economics: financial market and organizational finance, industrial economics, and research methods.
• UKH has two 14-week teaching terms. It is required to lecture in each term and to give at least 84 hours of lectures in each academic year.
• Assess students and stimulate them to have the opportunity to be engaged and challenged.
• Design appropriate assessment methods and ensure established standards are maintained and timescales adhered to.
• Supervise Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertations and/or projects relating to Economics/Finance, especially in the areas of specialization.
• Develop new, and revise existing, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes and modules to reflect latest developments in the subject areas.
• Build strong collaborative relationships with industries, academics, research centres, and/or government institutions.
• Participate in the daily life of the School and the Department by being involved in different pedagogic tasks and creating synergy between teaching, research and learning.
• Monitor progress against agreed action plans.
• Contribute to the planning of continuous professional development (CPD) activity in an appropriate area and all related aspects.
• Undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the nature of the post and as requested by the line manager.
PERSON S PECIFICATIONS
The Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Economics and Finance should have the following qualifications, skills and competencies:
Professor :
• A candidate can be employed directly as a Professor by UKH provided that he/she is a holder of a PhD degree from a recognised university and has the credentials, research record and teaching experience that qualify for the post.
• Minimum of 12 years of teaching experience in Higher Education and carrying out research. A Higher Education Teaching Certificate is required.
• Minimum of 15 peer-reviewed articles published in either of Thomson Reuters,
• Published book(s) or book chapter(s) is an advantage.
Associate Professor :
• A candidate can be employed directly as an Associate Professor by UKH provided that, he/she is a holder of a PhD from a recognised university and has the credentials, research record and teaching experience that qualify him/her for that post. In this case, the candidate must have held the post of Assistant Professor or equivalent in their previous post.
• Minimum of 8 years of teaching experience in Higher Education and carrying out research. A Higher Education Teaching Certificate is required.
• Minimum of 10 peer-reviewed articles published in Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS or
• Published book(s) or book chapter(s) is an advantage.
Assistant Professor :
• A candidate can be employed directly as an Assistant Professor by UKH provided that he/she is a holder of a PhD from an accredited university and has the credentials that qualify him/her for that post provided that the candidate has held the title of Lecturer or equivalent in an academic institution.
• Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in Higher Education and carrying out research. A Higher Education Teaching Certificate is required.
• Minimum of 5 peer-reviewed articles published in Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS or
• Published book(s) or book chapter(s) is an advantage.
Lecturer:
• All candidates in teaching capacity who are fresh PhD holders, are appointed as Lecturers. Candidates from Kurdistan Region and Iraq with no teaching certificate, will be offered a three-month training to obtain such a certificate while other candidates will be required to present a recognized teaching certificate as part of their employment documents.
• Fresh PhD holders must have 2-3 publications in standard journals relating to their degrees.
General Requirements:
• A substantial international reputation in scholarship and research in Economics/Finance.
• An excellent publication record in international journals in Economics/Finance.
• The potential to produce further work of high significance to the study of Economics/Finance.
• The ability to initiate, maintain and lead a programme of research and teaching at the highest level in an area of expertise in Economics/Finance (the extent to which candidates particular areas of expertise contribute to the balance of teaching and research activity in the department will be a consideration).
• The ability to contribute effectively to ensuring the long-term development of Economics/Finance in the Department and in the wider academic community.
• Knowledge acquired from research translates to teaching.
• Students are challenged but also tutored and supported with individual care.
• Teaching and learning techniques are innovative and inspiring.
• Students are supervised appropriately.
• Assessment criteria are appropriate, and fairly applied with results fed back to students appropriately.
• Module content is continuously reviewed to identify areas for improvement.
• Fluency in English Language - Reading, Writing and Speaking (ability to teach in English).
• Sufficient knowledge in econometrics to develop teaching and research programmes.
• Teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members.
• An active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally with other educational bodies, professional institutions and employers.
• The attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.
• The aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
• Ability to deal with sensitive information with discretion and to maintain confidentiality at all times.


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