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Organizational Behavior and Leadership Professor (Open Rank)

  • 1.  Organizational Behavior and Leadership Professor (Open Rank)

    Posted 07-02-2022 19:17

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    Open Rank



    The Africa Business School (ABS), located in Rabat, Morocco, a part of Mohammed IV Polytechnic University (UM6P, Morocco), is recruiting professors in Organizational Behavior and Leadership preferably at an Associate or Full Professor Level.  


    The Africa Business School is dedicated to creating a rigorous and inclusive center for developing research and learning in the African 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 Africa's social and business landscape and beyond.


    Africa Business School seeks candidates with ambitious research agendas, preferably with direct relevance in the African continent. Strong quantitative skills and a readiness to advise Ph.D. candidates are essential.


    ABS is looking for faculty members in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.


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

    • New Organizational Forms, Organizational Ambidexterity 
    • Organizational Innovation and Organizational Change 
    • Organizational Learning and Creativity, 
    • Gender & Diversity in Organizations (faculty will be strongly involved in the Chair of Diversity and Inclusion)
    • Human Resources Management Systems 
    • Talent Management and development 
    • New Forms of Leadership / Developing the Next Generation of Leaders 
    • Managing New Generations in a Progressive Work Environment 
    • Transformation of People and Organizations 
    • New ways of Working 
    • Employment Challenges in Africa (Retention, Loss of Talent, Relevant Training to the Job Scopes, Brain Drain). 
    • Ethical and Social Responsibility 


    The position offers:

    • A significant emphasis on research, with variable teaching requirements
    • Initial research seed-funding of $250,000, distributed over the first three years
    • A highly motivated and rigorously selected international student body
    • A world-class competitive salary plus a generous benefits package that includes:
      • Housing supplement
      • Child Tuition Fees
      • Insurance: including medical, hospitalization, and life insurance
      • Pension: to include the national CNSS Plan and complimentary
      • 30 Days of Annually Paid Leave
      • Maternity Leave
      • Sabbatical Leave
    • Partnerships that include:
      • Top business schools such as Columbia Business School and HEC Paris
      • Top engineering schools such as Ecole Polytechnique
      • Potential for unique corporate and public entities enabling applied research, especially within the African Context


    Competitive candidates will exhibit a desire to contribute to the development 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. Interdisciplinarity is a value of our research within UM6P.


    The position offers substantial autonomy and support for building a state-of-the-art Organizational Behavior and Leadership Department that contributes to developing 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. Substantial 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 the largest corporation in Morocco (OCP).



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

    1. A Cover Letter
    2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae


    In the profile of the application, upload the remaining required documents:

    1. A Research Statement
    2. Two Representative Publications
    3. A Teaching Statement (with emphasis on work with Ph.D. students)



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

    INQUIRIES:  abs_faculty_hiring@um6p.ma  

    APPLY:  https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=5401

    Dirk Boehe
    L'Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, ICE 000189568000063, Benguerir, Maroc