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Academic Accreditation Specialist

Employer
QATAR UNIVERSITY
Location
Doha (QA)
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Academic Discipline
Education, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Other Academic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

 

Organization Name: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) -Dean's office

Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with  a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility.  This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

College Profile:

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses nine departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature & Linguistics and Arabic Languages, History, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Mass Communication , Psychology , Policy, Planning & Development , Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences. The College also houses Master Programs which are in Environmental Sciences,  Gulf Studies, and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS launched a master program in Material Sciences and a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers.

It is worth mentioning that as members of QU, CAS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas.  Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit exceeding 600,000 $/project  along with student research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most of QNRF awards, with many research- active faculty members able to win multiple grants.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Accreditation Specialist oversees the student learning assessment and program learning outcomes in accordance with accreditation requirements and in support of institutional effectiveness.

  1. Work Closely with Departments to oversee Academic Self Study reports/Program Enhancement and new programs establishment.
  2. Monitor compliance of  accredited programs with the relevant accrediting body assessment  requirements and standards.
  3. Serve as a resource to faculty by providing workshops and training on accreditation initiatives.
  4. Carry out all the required accreditation tasks, in collaboration with academic departments at the college to successfully meet the standards of the relevant  accreditation agencies.
  5. Seek, obtain and develop documents and evidence for compliance with accrediting agency standards as appropriate.
  6. Gather contents from various departments in CAS needed for the writing, editing, and managing of  the accreditation documentation.
  7. Articulate accreditation policies and regulations to decision makers at the college, as well as to other relevant stakeholders as appropriate.
  8. Coordinate and follow up on  Academic Programs' accreditation
  9. Organize, classify, and  maintain program and accreditation related data, information, and  documents for all programs and at all levels.
  10. Work in partnership with  departments and programs to identify accreditation agencies and to prepare for specialized accreditation.
  11. Design and implement an academic accreditation framework
  12. Complete all reports and studies on time
  13. Ability to communicate effectively
  14. Organize own time and prioritizes actions to achieve organizational goals and meet deadlines
  15. Perform other tasks and duties that may be required in order to meet the college objectives.
  16. Any other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • A minimum MA or MSc. or higher degree from a well recognized university with relevant work experience
  • At least three (3) years' experience in accreditation at university level
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Arabic and English.
  • Experience in regional and/or international accreditation processes.
  • Experience with the forms and practices of accreditation.
  • Data analysis (statistical) experience is required

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
  2. Copy of Highest Degree and Transcript
  3. Experience Certificates.
  4. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.

Benefits

  1. Competitive tax-free salary.
  2. Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
  3. Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents according to HRM Law.
  4. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members.
  5. Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
  6. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply           

  1. Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
  2. New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

Job Category: Academic

End Date of Advertisment: 29-Feb-2024

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