Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Economics

Company:Mohammed VI Polytechnic University / Africa Business School

Location:Morocco / Rabat

Discipline:Business Economics

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Economics

The Africa Business School (ABS) within Mohammed IV Polytechnic University (UM6P, Morocco) is recruiting Faculty in Business Economics at the Assistant or Associate level.

The Africa Business School is dedicated to creating a rigorous and inclusive center for the development of research and learning in the continent. Drawing on strong private and public support, and in partnership with Columbia University, HEC Paris and Ecole Polytechnique, ABS aims to become a trendsetter for shaping the social and business landscape in Africa and beyond.

The school is seeking candidates with ambitious research agendas, preferably with direct relevance
for the African continent. Readiness to advise Ph.D. candidates is essential.

Areas of research interest may include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral economics
  • Economics of intangibles
  • International trade or free trade agreements in Africa
  • Commodities markets economics, pricing regimes, …
  • Economics of short circuits and strengthening local economies
  • Contract theory economics (an expertise in agricultural subsidy schemes and regulations is a plus)

The position offers:

  • A unique emphasis on research, with limited teaching requirements
  • A world-class, competitive salary plus a generous benefits package that includes:
  1. housing supplement
  2. child tuition fees
  3. life & medical insurance
  4. retirement
  5. maternity leave
  6. sabbatical
  • Initial research seed-funding of $250,000, distributed over the first three years
  • Partnerships with top business schools such as Columbia and HEC Paris
  • Partnership with Ecole Polytechnique
  • The potential for unique, corporate and public partnerships for research
  • A highly motivated and rigorously selected international student body

Competitive candidates will exhibit a desire to contribute to the formation of an emerging school.

Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to design innovative, relevant, and ambitious research and pedagogical projects. The ideal candidate will also have a proven track record of working at the intersection of multiple academic disciplines.

The position offers substantial autonomy and support for building a state-of-the-art program that contributes to the development of leadership and scientific capacity in the region.

The philosophy of ABS is to alleviate many of the typical constraints that limit academic research, particularly in developing country contexts. The school values deliberate, significant, and rigorous research. Significant financial resources and personnel support will be provided for successful candidates. Specifically, ABS offers unique opportunities for in-depth, collaborative partnerships with prestigious international universities, and with the largest corporation in Morocco (OCP).

Location: ABS’ primary campus is located in Ben Guerir, Morocco near Marrakech with two other campuses in Casablanca and Rabat.

Application and selection procedure: Applications are welcome until August 15, 2020.

To apply for the position please select the link below:

E-mail any questions to: and mention “Akadeus: Business Economics” in the email’s subject.

To be considered your application must contain all the following elements below:

  1. A Cover Letter
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  3. A Research Statement
  4. Two Representative Publications
  5. A Teaching Statement (with emphasis on work with PhD students)


  1. Two Academic References (complete with Name, Title. Email, and Phone Number)

Important Note:

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit UM6P was uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow our faculty, staff, and students to resume their work/learning from home which made it capable for them to be anywhere in the world. The past few months have proven we can make that work. We have the capability and will conduct the full hiring process from home and if chosen for this position you may begin working from home if the situation does not permit relocating to Morocco and/or working from the University Offices.

ABS is a non-profit, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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