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Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor of Economics

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2004 by Nigeria’s former Vice President, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar. Conceived as Africa’s first Development University, its mission is to promote service learning and prepare the next generation of African leaders. The university offers an American-style education on a serene campus with state-of-the-art facilities in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Economics. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate will contribute to preparing students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. S/he will work closely with the Chair of the Economics Program and the Dean of the School of Arts & Science to deliver effective teaching and learning in line with the program philosophy and the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will also mentor students and contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high-quality research.

The post holder will teach courses including advanced courses related to his or her area of expertise. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline and an established record of excellence in teaching, research, and service; possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with their career stage; have a strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Person Specification (Essential)

    A Ph.D. in Economics or a related discipline

    Experience in teaching Economics courses with practicum components at a reputable higher education institution

    An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with their career stage.

    Experience in developing and delivering a problem-centered approach to teaching and learning.

    Publication in relevant peer-reviewed (Scopus-indexed) outlets.

Person Specification


    Experience working in Africa

    Experience in curriculum development

    Record of applying for and obtaining research grants

    Experience in organizing conferences and workshops

    Experience in the American style of higher education

Closing Date

Open until the position is filled.

Expected Start Date

January 2023

Interview Date



Competitive and commensurate with experience.


Full Time


Tenured position

To Apply

Please submit the following: (1) Application letter (2) Curriculum vitae (3) Names and contact information of three referees to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For informal inquiries contact Dean Patrick Fay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


American University of Nigeria
98 Lamido Zubairu Way
Yola Township bypass
PMB 2250, Yola
Adamawa State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 805-200-2962