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DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Job Description and Requirements

Scope of Work:

 

The Dean of the College of Engineering is in charge, first and foremost, of the college and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The dean assumes a leadership role in the college and administers, directs, and coordinates all training, teaching, and research activities engaged in by the college. The dean also provides guidance for implementing the college strategic plan and ensures that the college activities coincide with the mission and objectives of the University within the socio-cultural framework of the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Gulf region.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Dean is expected to:

 

  • Create and sustain a strong network outside the College with the aim of facilitating the processes of education, training and research.
  • Establish strategic directives, aims and policies related to the educational process and research activities within the College and its departments and oversee the implementation of the plan.
  • Represent the University in all matters related to the College at various conferences and symposiums outside the University.
  • Propose recommendations related to developing and implementing the annual college budget and conduct analyses of productivity and effectiveness on a regular basis.
  • Create a network of experts and visiting professors to support the educational and research activities of the college and its sustainability.
  • Propose recommendations related to developing University policies and procedures and participate in this process.
  • Coordinate agreements with ministries, departments and relevant bodies within the UAE and abroad.
  • Possess knowledge of human resources and management concepts as well as higher education practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Propose research projects relevant to the region and its development.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse community.
  • Possess experience in communicating and networking with relevant institutions with the aim of promoting education and research.
  • Be an expert in matters dealing with external institutions and organizations as well as international accreditation bodies.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A PhD from a recognized university.
  • The rank of professor in one of the college's specializations.
  • Experience working in an administrative position, preferably as a dean at a recognized university for at least two years.
  • A record of excellence in teaching and research, appropriate to the rank of professor in one of the college's specializations.
  • Leadership qualities and proven research background in one of the college's specializations.
  • A clear vision for developing higher education, in general, and for the College in particular.
  • Full familiarity with the credit hour and academic year (semester) system.
  • Distinguished administrative experience in the affairs of higher education.
  • Experience with the standards of program accreditation by specialized commissions at national education institutions.
  • Acumen in the area of human resources and administrative and financial concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with large sectors of a diverse community.
  • Experience in communicating with universities, professional and academic institutions, associations, unions, companies and business administration institutions and other institutions within the field of education and research.

     

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    Priority will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:
  • Managerial experience and the skills necessary to launch pioneering projects.
  • Multi-cultural skills.
  • Active participation in reputable organizations.
  • Knowledge of the methods of evaluation and related matters.
  • Proven documentation of offering support for the achievements of teachers and students.
  • Understanding of the latest teaching methods, including the use of technology in the teaching process.
  • Demonstration of an interest in the humanities and a commitment to enriching the educational experience of students.