Title Program Chair - Foundations English
Location Selected Location(s)
Position Available To All Candidates
 
Position Summary

The Program Chair of Foundations is responsible for the ownership and overall successful delivery of the college's Foundations courses, including curriculum, assessment, faculty development, and student progression. The incumbent provides expertise and leadership by assisting in the development of curriculum and programs and through participation in accreditation and benchmarking projects. The Program Chair supervises faculty and students in the program to ensure that students achieve required learning outcomes as outlined in the HCT Learning Model. Working within the HCT guidelines, the incumbent manages student success issues and ensures the effective implementation of the Quality Assurance System. In order to manage the delivery of courses and ensure current relevance, the incumbent builds and maintains relations with members from local industry. As a vital member of the faculty management team, the Program Chair represents the faculty on appropriate Academic and Industry Advisory Committees.

Requirements

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In support of Emiratization, HCT may exercise flexibility with the experience or education requirement in order to recruit UAE National candidates who show potential for success in the role.

 

  • A PhD or EdD in a relevant discipline 
  • A Master's Degree in a teaching-related discipline, such as TESOL or Applied Linguistics
  • A minimum of 10 years of related work experience, with at least 3 years spent in a supervisory/leadership role coordinating teachers and curriculum
  • At least 3 years of relevant TESOL teaching/training experience
  • Experience in developing course curriculum and assessment tools as per accreditation and international standards
  • A high degree of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the learning environment and teaching methodology
  • Current knowledge of industry practices, trends and issues
  • Superior interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to form professional relationships at all levels within the organization and with appropriate external stakeholders
  • Highly developed organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong management or leadership skills as exhibited by experience in effectively leading a team and/or chairing committees
  • Experience in budget planning and implementation would be advantageous
  • Overseas work experience within a multi-cultural environment would be advantageous
The Higher Colleges of Technology is committed to the recruitment and development of UAE Nationals. We encourage applications from Emirati candidates who can contribute to the HCT’s mission.
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