Department: Department of Logistics Contract Type: Academic – Full time
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) was established in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University in 2007 in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. The vision of the German University of Technology in Oman is to become a leading university of technology in the wider region by building on the three pillars of education, research, and innovation. Through its affiliation with RWTH Aachen University, the German University of Technology in Oman provides students with the education required to become highly qualified and socially responsible graduates, guided by German excellence and with a firm grounding in Oman’s culture and heritage. GUtech’s programmes of study are accredited by the German agency ACQUIN, and the University has recently undergone a successful evaluation by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. GUtech faculty also engage in local research projects, often in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University and other universities abroad.
The Faculty of Business and Economics at GUtech currently offers B.Sc. programmes in “International Business and Service Management” and “Logistics”, and Master of Business Administration (MBA), and plans to further expand in this direction. The faculty is looking for collaborative candidates with demonstrated evidence of effective teaching and research in Logistics and Supply chain Management (e.g., Procurement, Production, Distribution, &Transportation Logistics, etc.). Courses to be taught include quantitative methods and Operations Management. The position is at the ranks of Assistant Professor and will commence February 2023.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
Achieve high levels of student achievement and satisfaction in under- graduate and post-graduate courses as well as in thesis supervision;
Well-delivered lectures, tutorials and/or other forms of interactions with students, which demonstrate cultural awareness and corresponding pedagogy;
Implementing student-centered approaches to learning and reflective practices in own teaching;
Identify and provide academic support to students who need them with individualized plans;
Strengthening the nexus between teaching, research, and industry;
Commitment to continuous professional development;
Contributing to the development of research and/or consultancy proposals that are aligned with the University’s mission and strategy;
Building research capacity by training and co-supervising young researchers;
Participation in multidisciplinary research;
Participation in collaborative work with other universities, in Oman and abroad;
Ensuring adequate knowledge transfer, e.g. through scholarly publications.
Contributions towards the achievement of strategic goals of the University, with a focus on excellence in Learning & Teaching, Research & Consultancy and interaction with stakeholders;
Promoting the values of the University, especially multicultural awareness and ethical practices;
Other tasks, as might be assigned from time to time by the University and as required to meet the requirements of the post.
Requirements and Competencies
Candidates for this position must demonstrate their compliance with the following requirements:
Hold a PhD degree or equivalent in Logistics
Have strong research record as demonstrated by international publications,
Appropriate academic professional qualifications as required.
Teaching and industry experience in the relevant discipline is an asset.
Evidence that the candidate excels in teaching undergraduate courses and has experience with the teaching of post-graduate courses as well as thesis supervision.
Experience in developing course curriculum as per accreditation and international standards.
Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment. The language of instruction at GUtech is English.
Three Reference letters
Copy of educational and professional certificates
Three of the candidate’s best papers
Copy of experience letters
GUtech offers an international and dynamic environment with an extensive research network provided by RWTH Aachen University. A committee comprising of RWTH and GUtech academic staff will select the successful applicant. The employer will be the German University of Technology in Oman.