Job Details
Posting Date
05/12/2018 Expiry Date 05/01/2019 Job Reference Number: 1201-2018-12-05T09:05:46
Deputy Assistant Vice Chancellor for Branches Affairs
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Office of Assistant Chancellor of Branches Affairs
Job Purpose

To manage the academic, administrative excellence and to the community services in the University of Sharjah (UoS) branches.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Manage and direct Academic and Administrative Affairs in the concerned branch including the development and implementation of effective programs and systems aligned with UoS' strategic goals.
  2. Serve as the principle resource for administering, overseeing and facilitating the operating budget, as well as monitor expenditures against approved budget.
  3. Assist in managing the continued development and improvement of the academic curriculum.
  4. Guide faculty members at the branch to provide their students with education of the highest quality based on distinctive learning style and international standards as well as develop and motivate all staff in academic affairs department.
  5. Supervise the student activities plan for each academic year such as cultural and recreational programs in order to maintain a positive environment between students.
  6. Ensure that all procedures related to Academic and Administrative Affairs are constantly in alignment with the main branch.
  7. Plan, study and develop human resources requirements so that they are logged and properly addressed.
  8. Oversee the distribution of the academic teaching hours of faculty members, formation of academic committees and faculty members' participation in seminars and conferences.
  9. Support the Assistant Chancellor for Branches Affairs to ensure communications are consistent and they reflect the University strategic vision.
  10. Lead, manage and consciously improve the change management process in present and future by applying strategies and methods to engage change effectively.
  11. Complete any other job-related tasks as assigned by line manager within the expected time limit.

Job Specific Accountabilities

Operational Plans

1.       Participate in developing the department's operational and business plans, and contribute in the execution of same in line with the department's strategy in order to support the achievement of the department's strategic objectives.


Continuous Improvement

2.       Provide input to enhance the department's policy and procedures, and follow all relevant processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions to ensure that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.


Systems, Processes and Reports

Generate relevant reports and ensure that they are prepared timely and accurately, and meet the department's requirements and standards.

Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Proven capability to develop and deliver a strategic plans.
  • Advanced knowledge of the local and regional higher education market.
  • Leadership skills and experience leading teams.
  • Clear presentation skills and ability to influence.
  • Knowledge and experience in financial planning.
  • People management and relationship building.
  • Proficiency in MS office applications.
  • Experience with accreditation.
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline.
  • 5-8 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
Job Location

Behavioral Competency Description
Integrity & Respect
  • Promote an openness, honesty and sincerity work environment in all communications with both internal and external customer.
  • Respect UOS core values, the dignity and culture-diversity of all members of the university's community.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in the face of change and respond positively to unexpected and rapidly changing work conditions.
  • Open to new ideas and initiatives relevant to own area of work.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues, by showing interest and carefully listening to their needs.
  • Keep people accurately informed and up to date.
  • Use clear, understandable language appropriate to the receiver.
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Phd
Relevant Experience 5 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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