Date posted
March 1, 2024

Assistant Professor for Finance in the Economics & Finance Department

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate who should possess excellent communication skills in English must be ambitious, self-motivated, hard-working, with the ability to work both individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team where scientific creativity is essential. The applicant should have completed a PhD in Finance or any related field from a reputable North American (U.S. or Canada) or European university with at least three years of teaching experience after the doctoral degree. Successful candidates are expected to publish high-quality research in leading peer-reviewed journals and work in close collaboration with the research centers of the Graduate and Research office at GUST.

Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST)

Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) was established in 2002 as Kuwait's first private American-model liberal arts university and affiliated with the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T). GUST currently offers several programs in Arts and Sciences and Business, including an MBA degree. GUST is internationally accredited by various bodies, including ABET/CAC (Computer Science), ACA (Mass Communication), AACSB (Business), NOSS (Foundation Program Unit), and CEA (Foundation Program in English). The College of Business Administration is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, impactful research, and collaborative relationships with local and regional communities, all in an active learning environment that promotes leadership, ethics, practical skills, and entrepreneurial spirit. The Department of Economics & Finance offers a BA degree with concentrations in finance principles, investment analysis, risk management, financial markets, and corporate finance. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, students gain a deep understanding of financial concepts and develop critical analytical and decision-making skills. The program is led by experienced faculty who are experts in the field of finance and are committed to providing students with a rigorous and engaging learning experience. Students have access to state-of-the-art financial analysis tools and resources, enabling them to apply their knowledge to real-world financial scenarios.

The Campus

The Mishref campus expresses GUST’s vision of higher education in Kuwait and provides the most up-to-date facilities and environment for active learning. GUST campus gives a strong and positive impression in terms of design, functionality, and accessibility. The State of Kuwait is in western Asia in the Middle East situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness

GUST is committed to thrive an environment of cultural diversity with faculty and staff members originating from a mixture of different cultural backgrounds, personal and professional experiences, and various traits which enrich the workplace. Cultural inclusiveness and employment equity are profoundly embedded in GUST’s mission. GUST offers generous salary packages which includes several benefits, including housing and transportation allowances, educational allowances for children under the age of 18, private medical insurance as well as annual airfare return home tickets for self and dependents besides an end of service indemnity. The state of Kuwait is an income-tax-free country. Appointments will be contractual, open-ended, and renewed upon positive annual performance evaluations in teaching, research, and service. Interested applicants are invited to visit our employment portal ( to fill out an online form and submit their curriculum vitae, copies of their degrees, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience along with the contacts of at least two references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Note that this position is NOT located in the United States, and thus, the selected applicant should be willing to relocate to Kuwait.

Application Information

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