Department of Business Administration

Seeks Assistant/Associate/Full Professors

The Department of Business Administration at Abdullah Gul University (AGU) invites applications for several full-time faculty positions. Successful candidates can start September, 2015. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in a related field, and will be considered for positions at all academic ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until all positions are filled.

Candidates are expected to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Business management, marketing, accounting, finance, production and operations management, entrepreneurship, business law, business communications, and international management; however, candidates in other areas will also be considered.

Successful candidates are expected to initiate and maintain externally funded research programs. All positions require a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student mentorship at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the university and profession is expected from all candidates at all ranks. For hire at the Assistant Professor level, individuals must demonstrate exceptional academic credentials and a strong promise for a distinctive career in research. At higher ranks, evidence of research accomplishments, including successful research funding, is expected. A particularly attractive candidate characteristic is the demonstrable ability or interest to initiate interdisciplinary research and university-industry collaborations.

AGU is a recently established state university in Kayseri, Turkey with a strong foundation support that significantly supplements the state-provided resources. The university aspires to stimulate innovation and creativity in addressing global problems and to provide added value to society through focused cooperation projects that involve students, faculty, and for- and non-profit organizations. To this end, the university places great emphasis on interdisciplinary research, university-industry collaboration, and innovative teaching. The benefits of working at AGU also include eligibility for state pension and other advantages that accrue from being an employee of the state. The university offers internationally competitive salaries and benefit packages thanks to the support of the AGU Foundation.

AGU is located in Kayseri, an education center with four universities and an industrialized city in central Turkey with a population of about 1.3 million. In addition to its rapidly growing vibrant economy, the city is a transportation hub offering easy access to centers in Europe and Turkey. In addition to its renowned culinary specialties, and close proximity to Cappadocia, skiing, trekking and alpinism in Mt. Erciyes, and historical points of interest in and around the city makes Kayseri a center of attraction for many domestic and international visitors.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be collated into a single PDF file and e-mailed to Prof. Ayhan Altintas at [log in to unmask].


Ömer Faruk GENÇ, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration
Abdullah Gül University

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