Manager, Pedagogical Enhancement

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Feb 25, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 16, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

ORGANIZATION NAME Khalifa University


Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering, and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.


The Manager of Pedagogical Enhancement is responsible for providing pedagogical and learning technologies support to faculty.


Strategic Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the Department’s strategy, as well as annual business plans
  • Contribute to the development of the Department’s policies and procedures, in line with the overall business objectives of the University, ensuring they promote leading practices and excellence
  • Contribute to the development and management of the Department’s budgets and report back on a timely basis to ensure that divergences are addressed promptly

Operational Responsibilities

  • Apply expertise related to teaching and learning, curriculum development, and learning technologies to the improvement of faculty practice and student learning experiences within the University
  • Provide supportive roles in extended course design/redesign programs
  • Engage faculty in the exploration, discussion, and assessment of digital learning technologies within their courses/programs
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with faculty throughout the University to provide pedagogical and technical consulting to design, develop, and implement instructional content, courses, and projects that enrich teaching and learning through the use of technology
  • Oversee training for faculty/trainers and relevant staff on the use of digital learning solutions and applications
  • Facilitate communities of practice focused on teaching, learning, and technology, or focused on specific topics or constituencies within the University
  • Support Program Review by engaging with faculty departments in self-studies, data gathering, and enhancement plans
  • Develop proposals and plans for institutional-level projects, working with faculty members and other content experts
  • Foster community and communication around teaching and learning by working with members of the University community
  • Conduct inquiry and share knowledge on educational development and learning technologies related to best practices in general or for specific scenarios
  • Investigate, manage, and instruct on the effective use of digital learning technologies for teaching; provide sustainable and scalable technology solutions that create the highest impact
  • Provide pedagogical training to faculty/trainers to help them prepare for a digital mode of instructional / teaching delivery
  • Oversee the management of digital learning applications, ensuring course content is updated on the digital learning application for archival
  • Ensure adherence to the University’s information security policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide coaching, guidance, and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of the team and ensure the achievement of established objectives and plans
  • Recommend appropriate training courses as per the pre-determined training needs, evaluate their effectiveness, and monitor their results
  • Carry out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules and recommend necessary actions as per the applied practices
  • Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear and workflow is running smoothly
  • Follow-up on employees’ administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves, and other administrative and related affairs


Required Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Education, Master’s degree preferred

Required Experience

  • Expats: A minimum of 12 years of relevant experience
  • UAE Nationals: A minimum  of 8 years of relevant experience


A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.

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