Dean College of Medicine and Health Sciences

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

Job Description

Dean College of Medicine and Health Sciences


Dean, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Khalifa University

Khalifa University is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the position of Dean, College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The internationally top-ranked Khalifa University is the one university in the UAE with the research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation and our rapidly evolving world.

Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. Their research and academic activities cover a broad range of disciplines in science, engineering, and medicine through three colleges, three research institutes, 18 research centers, and 36 academic departments.

As the first medical school in Abu Dhabi, and the first institution in the UAE to offer a four-year MD program modeled after the North American medical education system, The College of Medicine and Health Sciences is dedicated to preparing future physicians with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve the health of the nation. By employing innovative strategies in medical education, Khalifa University will leverage its position as a world-class science and technology institution.

Reporting to the University Provost, the primary role of the Dean is to provide leadership and management of all aspects of Khalifa University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS). The Dean will be responsible for vision setting, strategic planning as well as oversight of the college’s education and research programs as well as clinical engagement partnerships with local and international healthcare providers.



  • A Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree with Board specialization or Equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with education from pre-eminent institutions and additional advanced degrees (e.g. PhD, MPH, MBA, MHA).
  • Full Professor with a minimum of 14 years of responsible education related experience in a College of Medicine including 5 years of academic leadership.
  • Strong track record of research, publications, and citations.
  • Strong track record in teaching reflecting academic excellence.
  • Experience in managing the complex nexus between the health network and university. 

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Khalifa University will be assisted by Maliha Jilani, Bilal El Hanouni and Pakinam Azzam of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to:

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

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