Associate Dean, Academic and International

Karachi (PK)
13 Sep 2017
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13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Dean, Academic and International

Reports to: Dean, SONAM


The Associate Dean will liaise with the Dean and Assistant Deans to ensure excellence in delivery of Academic Programmes, and pursue the development of international relations at a senior nursing level, regionally, nationally and internationally.  He/ She will work  closely  with  the faculty, students, and  Alumni  to ensure student  input and participation  in  programmes  and  promote  their physical and mental wellbeing..


  • In close consultation with Dean, agree on a portfolio of projects(as required) that supports the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan, measure its quality and outcomes and/or fine-tune its direction;
  • Review, implement and monitor the SoNaM’s Strategic Plan for continual improvement in teaching and learning, Research and Clinical Services.
  • Work with various entities/departments at AKU/AKUH to enhance student and faculty experiences.
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of the appraisal process for Faculty and Administrative Staff
  • Coordinate with Assistant Deans in matters related to teaching and learning activities and student experiences
  • Undertake required key projects and oversee its successful delivery on time and within budget.
  • Undertake feasibility studies, appraisals and project evaluations as required
  • Work with the Deans and SoNaM outreach and policy unit/committee on the development and implementation of International Strategies and address related issues including engagement with overseas alumni and other partners. 
  • Set, monitor and review appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for national and international activity within the School’s Strategic Plan and align them with the wider university KPIs in academic, research & innovation and enterprise & engagement.
  • Ensure that teaching activities are implemented in a way which is consistent with the maintenance and enhancement of the highest academic quality and standards 
  • Ensure the operation of the University’s agreed quality assurance mechanisms, in such areas as programme approval, programme review, student evaluation of teaching, assessment and responses to external examiners/reviewer 
  • Develop SoNaM’s quality assurance systems with respect to teaching and learning for complementing University systems (QA_Net) 
  • Develop and facilitate engagement strategies aimed at improving access and widening participation in work based training opportunities, volunteer services and community-based projects
  • Liaise with the Students, communicating regularly to ensure partnership working on all aspects of the student experience


  • PhD with appropriate professional qualifications in Nursing / Social Sciences
  • Min. 10 years’ experience in education, research, Clinical Service, with relevant leadership position held. 

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES (State skills, abilities & traits required) 

  • Good academic standing and professional experience needed to work with both the key faculty committees and specific student constituencies, 
  • Significant experience and knowledge of the Curriculum and Research initiatives, and Clinical Services at University level. 
  • Demonstrable achievements in scholarly and research outputs, 
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills, and ability to manage and communicate effectively.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills and competence in managing and developing talented staff
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, professional attitude, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the Pakistani culture, society and the education system. 
  • Pro-activity in prioritizing and effectively following through activities
  • Understands academic standards, policies and culture within and outside Pakistan.

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