Strand Leader Research and Technology Strand (Research CMHS)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
09 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

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: Khalifa University - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job: Strand Leader
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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