Strand Leader, Research and Technology Strand

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description 

Strand Leader - Research and Technology Strand - Research CMHS


Job Purpose

Essential to this role is the desire to train a new generation of medical specialists, 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:

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

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

Not applicable

Operational Responsibilities

  • The position calls for a leading authority in clinical research, technology and innovation 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 courses within the strand
  •  Collaborate with othe strand leaders to ensure that all progam objectives are met
  • Track program objectives within the strand
  • Ensure that courses within the trand have the educational resources (e.g. space, IT) to meet course objectives
  • Work with the Associate Dean for Research 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 sudent feedback and oversee course assessments within the strand
  • Provide reports to the curriuclum commmitee regarding course evaluations; advise the curriuclum committee in all matters related to the strand
  • Participate in the process of ensuring administration of quality assesment and evaluation tools
  • Ensure timely submission of grades and evaluations from course directors

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.
  • Assist students with research efforts.

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.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Not applicable


Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

  • A degree in medicine (MD or MBBS) and/or a postgraduate degree (PhD) in an area relevant to the appointment.
  • 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.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience AND experience in teaching at a level that is relevant to the position and would have made contributions to research and/or scholarship and/or teaching and administrative services of an organizational unit (e.g. a centre, department).

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

Primary Location : KUK – Khalifa University
Job : Strand Leader
Schedule : Regular
Shift : Standard
Job Type : Full-time

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