Executive Dean - Engineering - Job Posting Details
Title Executive Dean - Engineering
Location Selected Location(s)
Position Available To All Candidates
 
Position Summary

The Executive Dean of Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science provides innovative, strategic and operational leadership that leverages best practices and models to implement the most effective Engineering Technology and Science Faculty strategies to consistently increase student success at HCT. A key objective of this post is to establish the Engineering Technology and Science Faculty academically and develop its reputation, especially to the outside community. The incumbent actively engages with relevant professional groups and HCT Faculty in order to meet the instructional and teaching needs of the HCT. The Executive Dean promotes the Engineering Technology and Science Faculty and the HCT, both locally and internationally and is responsible for oversight of educational program delivery, Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, Finance and Human Resources activities. The incumbent works with relevant Associate Deans, Program Chairs and members of senior management to ensure that programs are internationally current and also responsive to the needs of the UAE community. The Executive Dean works closely with each Associate Dean and Program Chair to achieve department objectives and to ensure the effective integration of academic units into college programs and activities. In the case of HCT Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science, the Executive Dean is committed to pursuing actively HCT's linkages with the relevant professional groups and industry sectors, and to promoting HCT's international activities and profile.

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 in a relevant Engineering discipline is required
  • A minimum of 12 years of related work experience, with at least 10 years spent in a senior supervisory/leadership role with a record of progressive responsibility and authority
  • Industry experience in an Engineering discipline is required
  • At least 5 years of academic/research experience at a post-secondary level
  • Proven track-record collaborating with business and industry
  • Experience in developing course curriculum and assessment tools as per accreditation and international standards
  • Experience designing and implementing quality assurance and institutional change processes
  • 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
  • Experience in budget planning and implementation
  • 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
  • Superior interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to form professional relationships at all levels the organization and with appropriate external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to generate a direction and path for the HCT Faculty of Engineering, develop long term objectives, contribute to the formation of strategies and establishment of priorities including change agendas
  • Ability to ensure that appropriate systems to support strategic objectives are developed and implemented. Such systems may manage the formulation of budgets, resource allocation, total quality management, external income generation, staffing matters and/or community liaison
  • Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions on own initiative
  • Ability to consult with others in order to inform, facilitate and expedite decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, including confidence in own judgment when dealing with others; Evidence of a high level of analytical ability and assertiveness/persuasiveness to achieve positive outcomes
  • 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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