Assistant Dean Medical Education

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description 

Assistant Dean Medical Education - Academic Affairs


Job Purpose

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Khalifa University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) supports the Associate Dean in providing administrative leadership, policy development, and implementation of programs in the areas of Graduate Medical Education.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

This role is expected to

  • Contribute to the formulation of the CMHS’s strategy, with a focus on meeting KU and CMHS strategic goals in the areas of graduate medical education.
  • Contribute to development of the CMHS’s policies and procedures, adhering to the overall objectives of Khalifa University, ensuring alignment to applicable regulations and standards and promoting of leading practices and educational excellence
  • Contribute to the development and management of the office budget
  • Manage and mentor staff within the office

Operational Responsibilities

Leadership for developing and maintaining CMHS graduate educational programs

  • In coordination with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, provides leadership for the CMHS Office of Graduate Medical Education and oversees its daily operations
  • Collaborates with the Dean of the CMHS, Associate Deans and Assistant Deans to align GME programs to the mission of the CMHS and the University
  • Works with the Dean, Associate Deans and faculty to plan, develop, implement, assess and improve courses, programs and services that support the College’s education mission
  • Establishes GME partnerships with hospitals, clinics and other health care organisations, in the UAE and abroad
  • Liaison with other stakeholders and the university community in regard to GME matters
  • Assists graduate medical education program directors conform to laws, regulations, and policies of the United Arab Emirates
  • Represents the CMHS and participate in local, regional and national professional associations and societies related to GME
  • Oversees all GME fiscal activities and ensure timely budget and financial reporting

Medical Education

  • Ensures the activities of the office are in alignment with accreditation guidelines
  • Provides mentoring and professional development opportunities for program directors through courses, workshops, seminars and individual coaching
  • Facilitates the professional development of GME program directors in the UAE
  • In coordination with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other departments and offices within KU and the CMHS, participates in design, implementation, management and evaluation of the medical curriculum
  • Provides reports to the Dean and Associate Deans to inform and improve academic and administrative processes (e.g. recruitment and admissions)
  • Provides mentoring to students about postgraduate training
  • Develops resources available to students on post-graduation training in the UAE and North America

Other Responsibilities:


  • Works with the Dean, Associate Deans and Khalifa University’s Office of Research Support to promote and support research activities
  • Supports and mentors office faculty and staff who participate in research

Administrative & People Management

  • In consultation with the Dean and Associate Deans, actively works with the Office of Human Resources to recruit and retain high quality faculty and staff to support the graduate medical education program
  • Manages faculty and staff (direct reports) by defining job expectations; plans, monitors, and appraises faculty and staff performance; coaches, counsels and actively participates in the departmental employees’ on-boarding, mentoring and professional development.
  • Assists in scheduling and assigning staff workload in the Office of Graduate Medical Education
  • Provides information or prepares reports as and when needed.


  • Ensures adherence to the University's information security policies and procedures, and reports breaches or other security risks accordingly.
  • Ensures coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Performs any other tasks assigned by the Dean and his line managers.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides coaching, guidance and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of the team and ensures the achievement of established objectives and plans.
  • Recommends appropriate training courses as per pre-determined training needs, evaluates their effectiveness, and monitors their results.
  • Carries out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules and recommends necessary actions as per applied practices.
  • Conducts periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear and workflow is running smoothly.
  • Follows-up on employees' administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves and other administrative and related affairs.


Qualifications & Experience


Required Qualifications

  • MD
  • Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher
  • Prior experience in Graduate Medical Education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Regional, national or international recognition in medical education
  • Demonstrable accomplishments in teaching, research, healthcare delivery, and/or service at a level commensurate of Assistant Professor or above.


Required Experiences

  • Strong record reflecting excellence in medical education and administration.
  • Prior experience working in GME
  • Proven management experience, requisite expertise in working collaboratively with faculty members and medicine professionals, strong interpersonal skills, and a thorough understanding of university structure and culture are essential.
  • Demonstrable ethical behavior, professionalism, interpersonal skills, leadership and management abilities that are sufficient to effectively direct and develop staff and students.

Preferred Experiences

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in graduate medical education
  • Familiarity or experience with an education institution in the Middle East.

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 : Assistant Dean
Schedule : Regular
Shift : Standard
Job Type : Full-time

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