ZAYED UNIVERSITY

Associate/Full Professor and Associate Dean, College of Communication and Media Sciences

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted
18 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University

Zayed University, a leading university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 9,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on its twin campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world. English is the primary language of instruction. Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, and by the Middle The University.

Zayed University, a leading university in the United Arab Emirates, is an innovative institution based on an international model of higher education. The University has experienced rapid growth, and currently has over 900 faculty and staff serving approximately 9,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on its twin campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University prepares graduates to become leaders in government, business, civil society, and family life, and to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy and society. Through a curriculum grounded in learning outcomes, the University expects its graduates to be proficient in both English and Arabic, and to possess the skills in communication, technology, information literacy, research, critical thinking, and global awareness that will make them leaders in the interconnected 21st-century world. English is the primary language of instruction. Zayed University is fully accredited in the UAE by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in the USA. The United Arab Emirates is a progressive country known for its high standard of living and its safe, family-friendly, multi-national environment.

The College

The College of Communication and Media Sciences is the third largest College at Zayed University with approximately 1,000 students. The College employs around 45 full-time faculty, who are all active in academic teaching, scholarship and service. The College offers undergraduate degrees in Integrated Strategic Communications (ISC), Media Production and Storytelling (MPS), and Tourism and Cultural Communications (TCC). The College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).  The College’s ISC concentration is accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA).

The Opportunity

The College invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and seeks an experienced administrator who will lead the College in its accreditation, assessment and curriculum endeavors. Under the guidance of the Dean, the Associate Dean will oversee the day-to-day operations on the Dubai campus.  The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College, maintaining regular and ongoing communication with the Department Chairs and Program coordinators and the relevant centers and institutes in relation to teaching and learning and student administration issues.

The Associate Dean is responsible to the Dean for: strategic oversight of all matters relating to teaching and learning; academic administration; coordination of student administration in the college.  Associate Deans are also required to work on appropriate strategic priorities for the near and medium term; and to review these priorities at the annual performance appraisal discussions.

The Responsibilities

The Associate Dean will advise the Dean on all College matters related to teaching and learning. This includes chairing and participating in College and University level committees as well as reviewing and managing the College’s educational programs. The Associate Dean will contribute to the development, enhancement and evaluation of new and existing programs and will lead all accreditation activities. This person will coordinate with the Assistant Deans for Student Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies with student administration and staff development.  Other responsibilities include:  participating in the identification and recruitment of new faculty and staff  as well as their successful assimilation into the College, assisting with development of the College’s Strategic Planning and reporting of Key Performance Indicators, actively coordinate the preparation of documents for curriculum revisions or additions, review and ensure implementation of College policies and procedures, provide inputs on policy and procedure related to the College.  The successful candidate will also interact extensively and collaboratively with senior administrators, management, faculty, students and staff, as well as representatives from external institutions, schools, organizations, government and other universities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned Ph.D degree from an in one of the disciplines in the College of Communication and Media Sciences, preferably from a top QS ranked university.
  • A minimum of five years of academic administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with ACEJMC standards is preferred.
  • A record of scholarship, teaching and service in higher education appropriate to appointment within the Zayed University faculty at the rank of Associate or Full professor.
  • Experience in a learning outcomes-based, assessment-rich, educational institution.
  • Evidence of leadership in the curriculum development that meet international standards and success in building teamwork.
  • Ability to work with faculty from diverse cultures and nationalities and across disciplinary lines.

The Benefits

The University’s benefits package is highly attractive:  competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates; Cash housing allowance; furniture allowance; annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family; educational subsidies for eligible children; subsidized healthcare for the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply

Please visit our web site www.zu.ac.ae click on ‘Employment’ to be directed to the recruitment website. In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.

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