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Assistant / Associate Professor - Business Studies

Employer
CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE QATAR
Location
Doha (QA)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

Location: Doha - Qatar
End of Advertisement Period: 19 July 2024 or earlier subject to shortlisting the best-fit candidates
Job Type: Assistant/Associate Professor
Contract Duration: Renewable
Remuneration and Benefits

  • Competitive Tax Free Package 
  • Annual Return Air Tickets
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Other Allowances

Contract Start Date: September 2024

CUC Ulster University is a modern and dynamic University based in Qatar. It has ambitious plans to be one of the leading private higher education providers in Qatar and opening its brand new university campus at the new City of Lusail in September 2024, 21km north of Doha, that will accommodate up to 5,000 students.

CUC Ulster University offers BTEC HND qualifications for those who seek the vocational route.

With its partnership with Ulster University, it offers a range of internationally recognised foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees all licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Ulster University UK has a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement that has made a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

It is in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research and is ranked 7th in the UK for research impact, meaning its teaching is research-led and allows it to bring leading edge thinking and practice to the classroom. It works with public, private and third sector organisations to co-create innovative, technology-driven learning and development solutions for government, industry and major charitable associations.

Job Purpose:

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality instruction to students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This role involves contributing to the delivery, design, development, and review of the curriculum for business courses, including but not limited to Business Analytics, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources Management (HRM), Operations Management, Economics, Business Law, International Business, Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Key Relationships

  • Internal: CUC employees, Artan Group employees in general
  • External: students, guardians, families, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, external partners, etc  
  • Supervision Received from: Executive Dean, Dean of Academic Affairs, Departmental Heads

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching and Curriculum Development

  • Deliver high-quality teaching within the business curriculum, adapting to learners' needs and professional standards.
  • Design, develop, and review programs collaboratively, ensuring innovative approaches are applied.
  • Prepare and distribute course materials, schemes of work, and other essential documents through the university's information systems before course commencement.

Student Support and Assessment

  • Provide academic tutorials for feedback on progress and formative guidance to enhance student performance.
  • Maintain records of student attendance, progress, and assessment in line with university procedures.
  • Conduct assessment and internal verification in accordance with awarding body requirements and internal quality assurance procedures.

Professional Development and Research

  • Stay updated with research in the business fields, contributing to university research programs.
  • Attending and contributing to staff development and training events to maintain and update professional knowledge.

Health and Safety

  • Adhere to and assist in maintaining high standards of health and safety across the university.

Course Promotion and Industry Engagement

  • Actively contribute to the promotion, management, and development of courses, including short courses driven by market or local/national needs.
  • Participate in marketing events, seminars, and workshops, and handle course enquiries and recruitment efforts.
  • Assist with finding and monitoring work experience placements, ensuring quality links between students, employers, and the university.

Behavioural and Learning Environment Standards

  • Assist in ensuring adherence to expected standards of student behaviour.
  • Embed opportunities within learning activities to improve students' technical skills.
  • Utilise Information Learning Technology (ILT) to enhance the working and learning environment.

Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement

  • Regularly evaluate courses through staff and student feedback.
  • Implement and monitor self-assessment processes for continuous quality improvement in teaching and learning standards.

University Service and Compliance

  • Participate in the university’s appraisal and review processes.
  • Adhere to the university's Equality and Diversity Policy and Environmental Policies.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned, within the scope of the position.

Reporting and Accountability:

  • The role is accountable to the Dean of Academic Affairs for teaching allocations and performance.
  • Expected to work under the strategic guidance of both the Executive Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs, aligning educational delivery with the institution's goals.

Skills

Commitment to Innovation: A strong desire to be part of an exciting venture, with a readiness to contribute to the strategic plan through high-quality teaching, research, and reflective practice.

Professional Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with senior education professionals.

Technical Proficiency:

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adaptability and ability to teach in at least two areas from the following:
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Business Analytics,
    • Marketing,
    • Human Resources Management (HRM),
    • Operations Management,
    • Economics,
    • Business Law,
    • International Business,
    • Project Management,
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Learning Management Systems: Competence in using Blackboard and other learning management systems to enhance student learning experiences.

Assessment Development: Capability to develop assessments, ensuring alignment with learning outcomes and academic standards.

Relationship Building: Ability to establish and maintain positive teacher-learner relationships, fostering an engaging and supportive classroom environment.

Cross-Cultural Communication: Understanding of and sensitivity to the challenges associated with maintaining strong cross-cultural, interpersonal, and relational interactions.

Communication Skills: Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts clearly and effectively.

Team Collaboration: A strong team player who collaborates effectively with colleagues to achieve shared goals and enhance the educational experience for students.

Qualifications

Educational Background: 

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent in Business Administration, or a closely related field.

Professional Expertise: 

  • Ideal candidates should hold and maintain professional certifications in their chosen discipline. 
  • Applicants should be actively engaged in research, showcasing their contribution to the advancement of knowledge in their chosen business field.

Language Proficiency:

  • Candidates should be native speakers of English or hold a minimum valid IELTS score of 7.5 in the Academic category to ensure high levels of communication proficiency.

Experience

Teaching Experience: Proven experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels is required, showcasing the ability to engage and educate students across a spectrum of academic stages.

BTEC Program Knowledge: Prior working knowledge of BTEC programs offered by Pearson is advantageous, indicating familiarity with vocational qualifications.

Industry Experience: Applicants should have a notable portfolio of industry experience in addition to their teaching credentials, demonstrating practical applications of their academic expertise.

International Education Background:

  • Prior work experience within a UK-style higher education environment is necessary, indicating adaptability to and understanding of educational models prevalent in the UK.
  • Demonstrated job experience at a university in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or Canada is preferable, reflecting a broad understanding of diverse educational contexts.
  • Previous work experience in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is also preferred, suggesting familiarity with the educational landscape and cultural nuances of this area.

General Requirements:

  • Advanced Academic and Research Leadership: Candidates must possess a distinguished record of academic achievement, including impactful publications in leading peer-reviewed journals, leadership in research projects, and a demonstrated ability to secure competitive funding for research initiatives. 
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning: A proven track record of delivering high-quality, innovative teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This includes curriculum development, the implementation of contemporary teaching methodologies, and significant contributions to enhancing student learning experiences.
  • Management and Supervisory Experience: A minimum of four years of experience in roles that include the supervision of teaching staff and/or the management of academic programs. Candidates should demonstrate effective leadership in mentoring junior colleagues, leading teams, and managing academic initiatives.
  • Program Development and Evaluation: Demonstrated expertise in designing, overseeing, and assessing program development plans. Candidates should have experience in curriculum innovation, accreditation processes, and quality assurance practices to ensure programs meet academic and industry standards.
  • Collaboration and Service: Strong evidence of contributions to the broader academic and professional community, including participation in committees, editorial boards, conference organisation, and other forms of service that support the institution's mission and promote its reputation.
  • Mentorship and Student Support: An established record of mentoring students, including supervision of postgraduate research students, advising on career development, and contributing to the creation of a supportive academic environment.
  • Professional Development Commitment: Engagement in ongoing professional development related to teaching, research, and academic leadership. This includes staying abreast of pedagogical innovations, research advancements, and best practices in higher education management.
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility: A deep understanding of and commitment to ethical practices in research and teaching. Awareness of the social impact of one's academic work and contributions to discussions on ethical standards in the discipline.

How to apply

For an initial discussion about the role, please contact Carla Rodriguez, by email at careers@cuc-ulster.edu.qa

Closing time: 11:59 pm (AST) on 19 July 2024 or earlier subject to shortlisting the best-fit candidates

For further information regarding CUC Ulster, please visit www.cuc-ulster.edu.qa

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