Head of Mass Communication Department

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Qatar (QA)
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Head of Mass Communication Department
Duties & Responsibilities   

The Department of Mass Communications, is seeking to recruit a new Head of Department, to lead what has become a very successful academic unit. The Department strives to respond to the aspirations of the state of Qatar as a vibrant global media hub by providing up-to-date curriculum which reflects the pace of advances in the field of mass media. The program creates a student-centered learning environment that merges the practical with the theoretical. Students develop their critical thinking abilities and acquire professional competencies by engaging in a hands-on, technologically attuned learning environment which addresses the needs of the mass media industries in the region. The department educates and trains students from the Middle East and beyond in the areas of print and online journalism, broadcast and online journalism, and strategic communication. The faculty and students engage in research, professional development, creative and service activities for the benefit of the multicultural societies in the region. The Mass Communication Department has earned the ACEJMC accreditation which makes it the first department in the Middle East to have the ACEJMC accreditation. Whilst it currently offers a successful undergraduate degree in mass communication, it intends to build on its strong demand and develop a graduate program.
Selection Criteria for the Position Knowledge and qualifications:

1.Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in relevant discipline. (Essential)

2.Depth and breadth of subject understanding. (Essential)

3Evidence of personal academic standing and accomplishment. (Essential)

4.Evidence of continuing professional development. (Essential)


1. Knowledge and experience in academic curriculum development and quality assurance. (Desirable)

2.Promotes innovation in teaching and learning practices. (Desirable)

3.Experience in an academic leadership role. (Desirable)

4.Experience in managing diverse resources. (Desirable)

Key Skills and Competencies:

1.Has the ability to foster a common purpose and sense of unity around a strategic direction. (Essential)

2. Strong verbal and written communication skills. (Essential)

3. Aptitude for using initiative. (Essential)

4. Strong organizational and time-management skills. (Essential)

5. Competent with IT applications. (Essential)

6. Bilingual in Arabic and English. (Essential).

Personal Qualities:

1. A commitment towards team building and constructive working relationships. (Essential)

2.Enthusiasm and integrity. (Essential)

3.Flexibility, adaptability and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. (Essential)

4.A willingness to tackle and overcome difficult issues. (Essential)
Required Documents  
1. Current Curriculum Vitae.

2. Cover letter.

3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy.

4. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).

5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).

6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Apply via online :  -  Closing on Oct. 31, 2016