Dean of Admissions and Registration

United Arab Emirates (AE)
Thursday, 19 November 2020
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Thursday, 17 December 2020
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Dean of Admissions and Registration

Applications are invited for the position of Dean of Admissions and Registration.

United Arab Emirates University 
The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is the UAE’s premier teaching and research institution. The first national university in the UAE, founded in 1976, the UAEU is among the nation's most academically diverse universities offering 52 Bachelor’s degree programs, 37 Master’s programs, a Doctor of Medicine (MD), several PhD programs, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). The QS world ranking recently recognized UAEU in the top 300 universities and 27th best ‘Young’ university globally.
With a faculty numbering more than 930 and nearly 14,000 students from 64 nationalities, the flagship university is always striving for self-improvement and holds accreditation with WSCUC, ABET and AACSB. As part of the University’s strategic plan there is a clear agenda to achieve international research stature, by partnering with industry and international research organizations to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world.

The University’s programs and research continue to garner national and global recognition and rankings. This is attributable to research output increasing by more than 50% in high ranked journals in the past five years and more than half of UAEU’s research output is published in top quartile journals. UAEU has built its reputation on excellence through cultural diversity; integrity and transparency; innovation; collaboration; engagement; transformation and student focus. 


Reporting to the Associate Provost for Student Affairs, the Dean of Admissions and Registration is responsible for redefining admission criteria, setting admission/enrollment targets, developing student centric processes and policies to select high quality students and researchers for the university. 

The role will act as the University Registrar and be responsible for leading and managing registration and enrollment, maintaining integrity and accuracy of all academic records, degrees, transcript etc. while ensuring academic information requirements of colleges are met on regular basis and changes in curriculum and procedures are tested for accuracy and impact on student transcript. The Dean will also support students and researchers by developing and enabling scholarship and financial aid programs; attracting both national and international students at the University.

The ideal candidate will take full responsibility of the strategic plan by preparing and communicating the Department’s vision, strategy and objectives in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, as well as ensure the development and execution of the Department's objectives and goals and alignment with UAEU's strategic goals. S/he will effectively manage the development and utilization of the Department’s budget and provide guidance to direct line reports on cost optimization opportunities where applicable.

UAE University are looking for dynamic and proactive candidates who can act as a change agent to establish Admission and Scholarship as a frontline cohesive team addressing students concerns and query from prospect to registration and enrollment, building the ‘first impression’ of the university. This crucial role will provide guidance and leadership in the development and implementation of admission strategies for the undergraduate and graduate programs, including freshmen, transfer, and international students. S\he will organize and manage all operational plan related to admission, student registration, enrollment and records, supporting mission and goal of the university. 

The Dean will lead admission evaluations, competitive scholarship awarding and project management in support of achieving university’s enrollment goals. This person will promote and build a student-centered culture while influencing the team to deliver high standards of excellence in student services. 


Applicants will have a higher degree in Education or another relevant discipline.  They will have demonstrable leadership experience and the drive and determination to plan and achieve the University’s desired enrolment and admission targets, rankings indicators and have experience of student scholarships, collecting and analyzing data, and registration. They will show outstanding commitment to student success and welfare, acting as an advocate for the student body and the have the ability to build close working relationships with the Deans of the Colleges and other academic colleagues to ensure an excellent student experience and high-quality student outcomes.


  • Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate and interact with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Highly competent with data collection and reporting and the ability to effectively present information to internal and external groups and audiences as a trusted advisor.
  • Sound skills in team-building, decision-making, and a strategic outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability, excellence, and success in communicating, critical thinking, relationship building, implementation of organizational goals, collaborative efforts, systems thinking and change management.
  • A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy, as well as strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • The ability and versatility to lead a team of professionals with diverse work styles, and directions. 
  • A highly refined sense of cultural competence and awareness, as well as a proven effectiveness and ease in and communicating with a multi-cultural environment both locally and internationally.
  • A highly flexible and adaptable work style that lends to collaboration and communication across teams.
  • An understanding of the importance and value of diversity that recognizes and embraces the differences that arise from varying backgrounds, life experiences, beliefs, and perspectives.

A competitive tax-free salary and benefits package will be offered dependent on qualifications and experience.  

Closing Date for applications:  17th December 2020 

Informal Enquiries may be made to Mathew Bates – Head of Talent and Faculty Recruitment: mat.bates@uaeu.ac.ae  

Applicants should apply with a CV and covering letter through the UAEU Jobs portal at https://jobs.uaeu.ac.ae/index.jsp   

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