Curriculum Vitae Ahmad Abualigah

General Information

  • Location  Abu DhabiDubai
  • Category  Faculty Of Business Administration
  • Address Zain Alsharaf Street, Southern District, Al Ramtha, Jordan
  • Language Arabic/English
  • Highest Degree Level Ph.D
  • Total Years of Experience 4
  • Expected Job Level Assistant Professor

Human Resources Department

Emirates College of Technology

United Arab Emirates

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

 

Application for Employment as an Assistant Professor in Management

 

I am writing to apply for the position of Assistant Professor in Management posted by Emirates College of Technology (ECT). Kindly find attached a current copy of my Curriculum Vitae (CV) for your perusal.

 

As my enclosed CV shows, I precisely fit your eligibility requirements regarding the person specification and job description. Specifically, I hold a PhD in Business and Management Studies from University of Huddersfield Business School in March, 2020. Stemming from this, I have a paper under review titled “The Meaning and Uniqueness of the Work Engagement Construct. A Review of the Literature and Future Research Directions” in Human Resource Management Review Journal (ABS3*). Alongside this, I have 4 papers in the pipeline aiming to be submitted to a number of leading journals including The International Journal of Human Resource Management. Plans for submission take place over the next 2 months. Last year, I presented at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference in September 2019. I also hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration (GPA 86.5%), and my dissertation titled “Evaluation of Management Training and Development Programmes from Managers’ Perspective in the Jordanian Commercial Banks”. My research interests include HRM, Organizational Behavior, Work Engagement, Wellbeing, Workplace Incivility, Religiosity and Quantitative Methods. My previous studies in HRM/OB along with my extensive teaching experience in HRM/OB are highly fit with the person you require for this post. All of these endeavors put me in a better position to further contribute to ECT by providing excellent teaching and publishing in leading academic journals.

 

As demonstrated in my CV, I have substantial teaching, examining, supervising, and tutoring experience in a wide range of academic management subjects, such as, HRM, HRD, Strategic HRM, Recruitment and Selection, Rewards and Performance Management, Training and Development, International HRM, Strategic Management, Change Management and Quantitative Methods. In addition, I have provided training programs for both public and private institutions in Saudi Arabia including workshops on communication skills, and decision making and problem solving. In my previous experience, I have demonstrated excellent communication, persuasive, interpersonal, presentational, organizational, motivational, and team working skills. These skills will really help to do better as an Assistant Professor and fit into the thriving community you have at ECT.

 

ECT attracts me because of your high international reputation for excellent teaching and research. Furthermore, your emphasis on the ability to provide effective teaching at an undergraduate level, conduct high quality research, and supervise students is particularly appealing to me. This, in turn, will not only help me to contribute effectively to the College’s wider teaching and research agenda, but it also helps to further advance my teaching and research interests something I am passionate about.

 

I hope that, you would be persuaded of my potential to perform well in this position and to make a significant contribution as a member of staff of the Faculty of Business Administration at ETC.

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

(signed)

 

Dr. Ahmad Abualigah

 

 

 

Human Resources Department

Emirates College of Technology

United Arab Emirates

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on a want and aspiration to inspire students’ minds through helping them to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform better in their future careers. I believe that teaching should take place in an interactive, interesting and challenging manner in order to stimulate student engagement. My goal is to facilitate teaching in a way that helps to encourage students to learn both inside and outside of the classroom, hence enhancing them on their ongoing journey of learning.

In the classroom, I believe that providing students with strong theoretical knowledge is essential, particularly in the introductory courses, as this enables these students to build their knowledge in the subject area. This could be considered as a point of departure in their journey to build on it and to enhance their understanding to being better prepared for other advanced courses. However, this is not sufficient to sustain students’ interest both in the present and in the long-term. I use a wide range of teaching strategies to meet varied learning outcomes and to help students to be effective learners. In my previous delivered HRM and other management courses for undergraduate students, I stimulated them to participate by creating an interactive and student-centered classroom. For instance, I ask questions to spark students’ curiosity to participate and solve problems. This, in turn, helps to develop and consolidate their analytical and critical thinking skills and in turn broaden their thinking. Furthermore, I provide students with material to prepare before the class in order to enhance their understating of the topic and also to promote their engagement/ability to partiicpate in discussions during the class. I also use technology in the classroom such as, running videos which I find often spark discussion especially when dealing with large groups. Using case studies is another strategy I utilise in my teaching because it enables concepts and theories of HRM to come to life! For example, the approaches that are adopted by companies in recruitment and selection processes. The utilisation of case studies can enlarge a student’s comprehension of different HRM functions through being able to see how organisations use them.

In addition, I believe that developing students’ skills such as teamworking and presentation skills is important. Presentation skills play an important role in building students’ self-confidence and gives them the opportunity to practice this essential skill in front of their classmates further boosting their confidence. Teamworking enables students to work collaboratively with others and this has a number of benefits including sharing knowledge and listening to others point of view, which in turn, fosters problem-solving, brainstorming and evaluation skills. I believe that this combination of knowledge and skills helps to prepare students for a range of different careers. They would be appropriately equipped to solve work-related problems based on their set of knowledge and skills. I also believe that establishing a good rapport with students is important as it supports facilitate student’s motivation for learning and make it more enjoyable. It also helps to promote class discussion and enhanced communication, which therefore leads to learning outcomes being achieved.

I strongly believe that the use of different teaching strategies is important not only for making learning enjoyable but also it assists in addressing and recognizing students with different learning abilities. Using various strategies such as case studies, problem-solving, videos, assignments, group discussion and brainstorming are helpful to create the best learning experience. I also encourage my students to come to my office for academic advising. This allows me to thoroughly understand students’ learning approaches and desires in their education. This, in turn, gives me the opportunity to incorporate various approaches in my teaching, which therefore, leads to enhance students’ learning and achieve the learning outcomes. I also give students feedback about their work in assignments and exams in order to further enhance their learning through discussing their weaknesses to be addressed.

To conclude, everyone has the ability to learn, but teaching is what drives learning and the learning experience itself is fundamental. When teaching the subject well through, for example, being fully prepared for the class, understanding my students’ abilities and using different teaching strategies that match their abilities and help to meet the learning outcomes, students in this regard will be able to learn better and this will give them the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities that enable them to effectively perform in their future careers.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

(signed)

 

Dr. Ahmad Abualigah

 

 

Summary of Skills

Communication Skills
98%
Negotiation Skills
95%
Presentation Skills
98%
Working Under Pressure
95%
Team Player
95%
Microsoft Office
98%
Self-motivated
98%
Adaptable and eager to learn new things
97%

Contact Ahmad Abualigah

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LOCATION

Liwa College
Fatima Bint Mubarak Street
(Al Najda Street previously), Al Danah,
Baniyas Tower B,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.