Strand Leader, Medicine and Society

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Monday, 18 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Organization Name Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Science

About University 

The newly-established Khalifa University of Scienceand Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution,seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.

Brief Description

Essential to this role is the desire to train a new generation of medical specialist, as well as contribute to world-class research that improves practice while delivering a service to the university, the community and the United Arab Emirates.

The responsibilities of faculty members shall be an appropriate combination of:

  • Dissemination of knowledge through undergraduate and / or graduate teaching; and
  • Research, scholarly or other creative activities; and
  • Academic service

Detailed Description

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

The position calls for a leading authority in clinical medicine and systems-based practice with experience in curriculum management.

Expected to have a made a substantive contribution to their discipline, and can show evidence of innovative curriculum development, a distinguished record of teaching, and proven academic leadership.


  • Participate in the development of course outlines for all components within the strand
  • Collaborate with other strand leaders to ensure that all program objectives are met
  • Track program objectives within the strand
  • Ensure that components within the strand have the educational resources (e.g. space, IT) to meet course objectives
  • Work with the Assistant Dean for Medical Education to create the academic calendar and course calendars
  • Ensure course syllabi are in compliance with institutional standards
  • Contribute to the development,planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum.
  • Obtain student feedback and oversee assessments within the strand
  • Provide reports to the curriculum committee regarding evaluations; advise the curriculum committee in all matters related to the strand
  • Participate in the process of ensuring administration of quality assessment and evaluation tools
  • Ensure timely submission of grades and evaluations
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities:
  • Engage in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review.
  • Deliver papers at professional association meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Participate in panels at regional and international meetings of professional organizations.

Academic Service:

  • Contribute to departmental, or University-wide working groups or committees as requested.
  • Contribute to student recruitment,retention and placement efforts.
  • Foster service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental or advisory capacity.
  • Support and participate in student organization activities.
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly.
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.

Job Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in medicine (MD or MBBS)
  • Experience in clinical medicine and healthcare systems, with demonstrable leadership in community engagement.
  • Demonstrable experience in teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrable abilities to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary and collegial team, well developed interpersonal skis and the ability to provide leadership and take the initiative.

How To Apply

  • CV

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

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