Teaching Jobs - Associate Director Academic Affairs-Health Science College

Job Description:

The Associate Director oversees academic operations at a Health Science College and works side by side with the Heads of other programs to achieve the vision, mission and objectives of the organization.

  • Supervises all matters relating to curriculum and instruction, 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 enrolment efforts; coordinate periodic academic program review and work with Heads of 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, 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 organization
  • Collaborates with the Heads of the Academic Programs/Departments to organize regular evaluations of curricula
  • Guides the relevant Student Committees for overall improvement
  • Coordinates with Manager of Student Services, Registrar and networks with all outside industry professionals to discuss new developments and trends and to obtain feedback on curriculum effects
  • Compliance with System Rules, Regulations, and Accrediting Criteria
  • Ensures the appropriate accrediting criteria and requirements are maintained

Leadership and vision:

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

Community Responsibilities

  • Develops educational relationships with hospitals and community-based clinical placement providers and other institutions as required
  • Elevates the visibility and image of the Organization 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 maintaining educational outcomes
  • The Associate Director performs all other duties assigned by the Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a PhD in Health Science field, preferably in Nursing
  • Bachelor and Master degrees in Nursing
  • Excellent English Communications skills and could pass an IELTS test at a Level 7

COMPETENCIES

  • 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
  • Advanced strategic networking abilities

Required Experience:

  • 5 - 10 years of experience in Health Science Education with Senior Academic Management experience, post PHd preferably
  • Full Professor status teaching Nursing at College or University in the UK, US, CA, AU, NZ, ZA (Due to Visa restrictions)
  • 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

This is a Senior Management post for an Educator experienced from the Academic field at College or University level who already has similar leadership experiences

Monthly Salary Range:

TAX FREE Monthly Salary range from AED 30,000 – 35,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience

Housing:

Monthly Housing Allowance is provided depending on Marital Status

Health Insurance Coverage:

Medical Coverage is for employee, spouse and up to 3 dependents

Annual Air Tickets:

Cash Allowance for Annual Return Airfare for employee, spouse and up to 3 dependents. Amount depends on location of home country

Leave:

In addition to official holidays, paid leave is allocated as per academic calendar and as per the country Labour law. Minimum 35 work days per year

Dependant School Fees:

Tuition fees paid for up to 3 dependents attending school in same country as employee

Visa & Medical Check Fees:

Visa and medical check up fees for Residency Visa covered for employee only

Employee is responsible for Visa Fees for dependents

End Of Service Benefit:

Airfare to home country for Employee, Spouse and up to 3 dependents plus one-month Basic Salary as a bonus, for each year completed, as per Labour law of country

Contract Period:

Open Contract - renewable yearly

Location:

UAE - Abu Dhabi

Paperwork Requirements:

Attested qualifications, marriage and birth certificates of dependents. Instructions will be provided

Start Date:

As soon as possible

 
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