Teaching Jobs - Associate Director Academic Affairs for College level

Job Description:

The Associate Director Academic Affairs of a College oversees academic operations of a College. Work side by side with the Heads of other programs to achieve the vision, mission and objectives. 

  • Comply with Policies, Programs and Procedures as per General Framework
  • Supervises all matters relating to curriculum and instruction in the College, including various designated courses, scheduling and overloads;
  • Oversees development and implementation of academic strategic planning; establish priorities and plans for program development, faculty recruitment and development.
  • Provides academic input to college enrolment management efforts; coordinate periodic academic program review and work with Heads of the Programs in the review.
  • Responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and faculty and a healthy workplace culture and collaborative working environment with educational team members.

Assures the quality of all programs offered within the college, and that of the overall philosophy: quality services to end users; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees, teaching and learning strategies, and environment are conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion

Curriculum Development:

  • Supports all academic programs to provide quality education with overall consistency to meet the needs of the marketplace.
  • Chairs the Curriculum Committee for the development/revision and/or implementation of all curricula in the college
  • Collaborates with the Heads of the Academic Programs/Departments to organize regular evaluations of curricula
  • Guides the relevant Student Committees for overall improvement of persistence
  • Coordinates with Manager Student Services and Registrar and networks with all outside industry professionals to discuss new developments and trends to obtain feedback on curriculum effects
  • Compliance with System Rules, UAE Regulations, and Accrediting Criteria
  • Ensures the appropriate accrediting criteria and requirements are maintained
  • Complies with UAE Academic Accreditation CAA System Rules and Policies
  • Coordinates with the Manager of Student Services regarding setting and maintaining the admission standards and processes

Leadership and vision:

  • Develops and maintains a vision for educational growth of the college
  • Develops the Education Strategic Plan decided by the Senior Academic Management for approval by the Director
  • Participates as a member of the College Executive Committee

Community Responsibilities:

  • Develops educational articulation relationships with hospitals and community-based clinical placement providers and other institutions as required
  • Elevates the visibility and image of the College in the community
  • Enhances internship opportunities within the community by maintaining a quality educational presence

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Manages the scheduling process for maximizing efficiencies while maintain educational outcomes
  • The Associate Director performs all other duties assigned by the Director of the College

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D.  Level in a Health Sciences related field

Master and Bachelor Degrees in related fields

Excellent English communications skills and could pass an IELTS at Level 7

Arabic Skills an Asset

Required Experience:

  • 10 years experience in Education with Senior Academic Management experience, post PHd preferably
  • Experience working internationally in a similar capacity
  • Experience in working with people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge in National and International Accreditation and Education systems


  • Leadership Skills
  • Planning & Organizing Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Decision making abilities
  • Achievement focused
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of skill to manage resources
  • Strong team worker with highly developed leadership abilities
  • Excellent skills in negotiations and influencing
  • Strategic thinker with advanced strategic networking abilities

Monthly Salary Range:

TAX FREE Monthly Salary is AED 30,000 to 35,000 depending on Qualifications and Experience


Housing Allowance is AED 12,480 – 15,600 depending on family status

Relocation Allowance:  AED 25,000 (one time payment and will be paid in two instalments, upon arrival and after probation period)

Health Insurance Coverage:

Provided for employee, spouse and up to 3 dependents living in the UAE

Annual Air Tickets:

Annual Return Air Fare provided for employee, spouse and up to 3 dependents


In addition to official holidays, paid leave is allocated as per academic calendar and as per the country Labour law. Minimum 30 work days per year

Dependant School Fees:

Tuition fees provided at AED 80,000 - per year but maximum 40,000 per child. Must be attending school in the UAE

Visa & Medical Check Fees:

VISA fees and Medical check for Residency Visa done in the country are paid for by the school for Employee only. Employee is responsible for fees for dependents

End Of Service Benefit:

Receive 21 days basic salary for each full year of service. Plus economy relocation air ticket to place of permanent residence according to Labour Law of the country

Contract Period:

Open contract - renewable yearly



Paperwork Requirements:

Notarized and Attested academic degrees, teaching certificates, transcripts, marriage and dependent birth certificates.  You will be advised of school requirements

Start Date:

August 2021

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