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The Executive Dean in the Faculty of Business provides innovative, strategic, and operational leadership that leverages best practices and models to implement the most effective teaching and learning strategies to consistently increase student success at HCT. A key objective of this post is to establish the Business division 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 Business division. The Executive Dean promotes the Business division 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 Program Chairs and relevant 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 Program Chair to achieve Program objectives and to ensure the effective integration of academic units into college programs and activities. In addition, the Executive Dean coordinates with the Campus Heads of Academic Operations in matters that could impact the logistics of curriculum delivery. In the case of the HCT Academic Division of Business, 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.
A Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited university 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
At least 5 years of academic/research experience at a post-secondary level
Industry experience in a relevant discipline is required
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 of the organization and with appropriate external stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to generate a direction and path for the HCT Academic Division of Business, develop long-term objectives, contribute to the formation of strategies, and establishment of priorities including change agendas.
Ability to ensure that appropriate system 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
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