Monday, 16 June 2014

University Jobs in Dubai; Dean e-School of Health and Environmental Studies

Job Title:    Dean e-School of Health and Environmental Studies
Job Ref:    30006
Job Location:    Dubai, UAE
Employer:    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)
School:        e-School of Health and Environmental Studies
Academic rank:    Professor
Category:    Academic Positions
Job Type:    Full Time

About HBMSU:
Under the presidency of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, U.A.E, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) is committed to instigating a culture of quality, excellence and research through e-learning in the Arab world, with emphasis in the academic disciplines of business, quality management, education, healthcare and environment. HBMSU enjoys international credibility and recognition with its academic and professional programs not only being demand-driven, but also customized to meet the growing needs of businesses in the UAE and indeed elsewhere in the Arab world.

Established in 2002, this innovative higher education project has been conceived, crafted and implemented by Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of HBMSU, as a passionate response to the hopes and aspirations of the new Arab generation, with an emphasis on e-learning as the future of education and empowerment in the region. The pioneering vision of the University has, in fact, paved the way for the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) to design standards for accreditation for an e-learning institution.

Job Overview:
The Dean is responsible for providing leadership in relation of all aspects of the design, development, delivery and assessment of programs with the University Life Long Learning (LLL) Model.

The role includes strategic planning, budget development and management and policy formulation in relation to building and managing the School. In addition to, fostering a culture of research within the school and encouraging community engagement.

The Deanship requires academic leadership which is exercised through: carrying out local and international accreditation, by continuously exploring possible partnerships ensuring quality and policy compliance and affiliation and by continuously growing the portfolios of programs and courses in alignment with the university strategic plans.

Job Duties:
  •     Maintain and develop the school’s program portfolio in line with the LLL model, market needs, university strategic direction, and ensure the highest quality standards are met.
  •     Provide ongoing creative and innovative leadership to school and to ensure school/university continuous growth.
  •     Prepare and oversee management of school’s annual budget.
  •     Chair respective school’s council.
  •     Maintain a flexible schedule to carry out administrative, academic, and campus-level responsibilities.
  •     Take an active role in policies review, development and implementation to ensure accountability, efficiency in use of resources and compliance with the university strategic directions.
  •     Maintain links with industry, government, professional and wider community relevant to the school and promote faculty engagement with community services.
  •     Initiate, develop and coordinate new affiliations and partnerships to support the school’s activities.
  •     Work closely with various stakeholders within the university to foster a learners’ centric environment that is proactive and responsive to the learners’ needs and where learners are actively engaged.
  •     Promote and encourage the pursuit of excellence in innovative teaching and learning, research, administration and community services (may include encouraging submissions to internal, national, regional and international awards, etc.).
  •     Manage faculty recruitment, development, workload distribution, performance assessment, promotion and retention to ensure the school is supported by a highly qualified and strong faculty community.
  •     Seek and maintain local and international accreditation efforts for all programs and offerings of the school throughout the various offerings of the LLL model implemented by the school.
  •     Take an active role in supervising the academic advising through the school and monitor learner’s overall performance.
  •     Participate in professional growth activities and maintain continuing education to stay abreast of current industry trends.

Job Requirements:
  •     Applicants must hold a PhD. Degree from an accredited university.
  •     Rank of Full Professor in relevant academic discipline to the school.
  •     Held Dean position or other senior level administrative positions in an accredited university for at least 2 years.
  •     Teaching experience in an accredited university at graduate and undergraduate levels.
  •     Must be an active researcher in his discipline with excellent track record of scholarly journal publications.
  •     Demonstrated leadership in relation to academic programs and faculty management.
  •     Strategic and operational planning skills in academic institutions.
  •     Experience in local and international accreditation of academic programs.
  •     Ability to grow school portfolio of programs in alignment with the university strategic plans.
  •     Demonstrated ability to collaborate with industries and the community at large for improving school position and image in the community.
  •     Guide marketing effort for the school to increase students enrollment.
  •     International experience and qualifications will be given preference.
  •     Experience working in an online / e-learning environment will be given preference.
  •     English language proficiency is a must.

Deadline Date: 31/12/2014

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