UOWD8665 - Assistant-Associate Professor Management Information Systems

Business Unit: Academic
Job Family: Faculty
Department: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Location: Dubai

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, seeks to appoint a dynamic and talented academic with expertise in modern business & management information systems. The Faculty adopts teaching approaches that are strongly linked to industry and commerce, and our graduates are highly regarded as innovative and ‘well-rounded’ and ‘hands- on’ people who can make an immediate contribution to their employer’s business.

The incumbent for this position is expected to play a key role in the development and delivery of the undergraduate program in business information systems as well as postgraduate programs in Information Technology and Digital Transformation.

The organization of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences enables the development of interdisciplinary taught programs and research activity, in line with student interests, employer needs and both national and international trends. Currently, the Faculty has over 45 academic and support staff and offers a wide portfolio of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science and Business Information Systems. In addition, the Faculty offers a number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses aimed at practicing Engineers, Technologists and Scientists.

All our programs are accredited by the United Arab Emirates Commission for academic Accreditation (CAA) and all our undergraduate Engineering programs are professionally accredited by Engineers Australia and the Computing and Business Information Systems programs are accredited by the Australian Computer Society. 


We are seeking an experienced academic in the area of Business Information Systems having a PhD in the related field, from a recognized university. The position is offered at either an Assistant or Associate Professor level, according to experience and qualification. It is a full-time position that requires the holder to contribute to the Faculty’s teaching, research and governance activities. 

The applicant is expected to have proven teaching experience at a recognized higher education institution, along with a record of scholarly research and high-quality publications in the relevant field. Industry experience or evidence of industry-academic collaborations would also be beneficial. The required range of teaching includes Management of information systems, e-business, system analysis, IT project management, enterprise architecture as well as modern digital transformation technologies such as cloud computing, business process management, and robotic process automation.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of capstone projects at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He/ She will be expected to fully engage in scholarly and research activities within the thriving engineering and information sciences team to produce high-impact research and deliver research-informed undergraduate and Master’s level teaching. The applicant is expected to have an experience of involvement in collaborative research with external organizations, and have a strong track record for the dissemination of knowledge through recent publications in high impact international journals and international conferences.

As a Faculty member, the candidate will be required to demonstrate research leadership from the outset and is expected to raise the profile of the Faculty through external networking, and producing high impact, high profile publications. In addition, he/she will be expected to seek to gain his/her own research funding to develop/expand the role within the university.

Experience and Qualifications:

To qualify for the above role, candidate must have the following qualifications and experience

  • PhD. in Business Information Systems (or related discipline) from a recognized international academic institution
  • Teaching experience at an internationally recognized institution in area related to Management of information systems, e-business, system analysis, IT project management, software development methodologies, enterprise architecture, digital transformation strategy, cloud computing, and business process management.
  • An active researcher in the field (or related field) with publications in recognized international journals
  • Fluency in the English language (both spoken and written)
  • Excellent communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Documented experience in business information systems and digital transformation strategy and technologies.
  • Ability to teach and conduct research about the management of business information systems, the planning and implementation of digital transformation initiatives, as well as project management skills to apply this knowledge in the real world.
  • Ability to teach and conduct research about the latest business information systems related topics to design, implement and test digitalized enterprise solutions for solving complex problems.
  • Experience with common business information systems and digital transformation tools and technologies, such as business process management, RPA, cloud platforms, data science tools, AI and machine learning models and related tools, enterprise design thinking framework, Blockchain platforms, IoT platforms, Cyber security tools, MIS frameworks, and e-commerce frameworks.

The successful candidate will join the university in September 2022.

Compensation and Benefits:

The successful candidate will enjoy interaction with a professional dynamic team of highly respected educators from 35 different countries and exposure to students from over 120 nationalities.

The University offers an expatriate package which is an attractive tax-free salary. The expatriate package includes six weeks of paid leave per year, private medical insurance for employee and eligible dependents, life and disability insurance and education allowance for dependents. The University is located in Knowledge Park, Dubai and has excellent teaching, learning and research facilities as well as a Library that meets international standards.

To apply:

Interested applicants must apply before the closing date by visiting our employment website at http://employment.uowdubai.ac.ae. 

A review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date: 15th of July, 2022 or until the position is filled.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph