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Executive Dean - Faculty of Business
Higher Colleges of Technology

Date Posted Jul. 29, 2021
Title Executive Dean - Faculty of Business
University Higher Colleges of Technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Department Faculty of Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Dean
    Senior Executive Officer
  • Technology & Information Management
    Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Quantitative Analysis
    Public Policy & Administration
    Production/Operations Management
    Organizational Studies
    Nonprofit Organizations
    MBA & Executive MBA
    Management Information Systems - All
    Logistics/Supply Chain Management
    International Business
    Insurance/Risk Management
    Human Resources
    Hospitality/Tourism Management
    Health Systems Management
    General Management
    Decision Sciences
    Construction Management
    Business Law
    Business Ethics
    Business Communications
    Accounting and/or Taxes
    Business - General

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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please email your comprehensive Resume to All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Contact Information

  • The Recruitment Manager
    Faculty of Business
    Higher Colleges of Technology
    United Arab Emirates


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