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Professor in Finance - Open Rank - Africa Business School

  • 1.  Professor in Finance - Open Rank - Africa Business School

    Posted 13 days ago

    Professor in Finance (Open Rank)

    The Africa Business School (ABS) located in Rabat, Morocco, a part of Mohammed IV Polytechnic University (UM6P, Morocco) is recruiting professors in Finance preferable at an Associate or Full Professor 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.

    Africa Business School is seeking 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.

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

    • Sustainable and Green finance 
    • FinTech applied in the African Context  
    • Microfinance 
    • Crowdfunding 
    • Real options, reserves valuations, natural resource investments  
    • Financial Engineering and Modeling 
    • AI in Finance 
    • Machine Learning in Finance 
    • SME – Funding/Finance 

    The position offers:

    • A major emphasis on research, with variable teaching requirements
    • Initial research seed-funding of $250,000, distributed over the first 3 years
    • A high 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 Finance Department 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 offer unique opportunities for in-depth, collaborative partnerships with prestigious international universities, and with the largest corporation in Morocco (OCP).


    To apply for the position please select the link below:


    To be considered your application must contain the 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 PhD students)


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


     INQUIRIES: abs_faculty_hiring@um6p.ma



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