Associate Dean, Academic and International

Location
Karachi (PK)
Posted
13 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Associate Dean, Academic and International

Reports to: Dean, SONAM

JOB SUMMARY:

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..


JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

EDUCATION AND RELEVANT 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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