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Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies

​The University of Sharjah is seeking an experienced university scholar with a strong record of research, academic and administrative experience to serve as Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies (VCRGS). The appointee serves as the primary advocate for research excellence in partnership with an outstanding faculty fully committed to scholarship. The VCRGS is a senior academic and research position at the University of Sharjah with the main responsibility of leading the new research and graduate studies structure to improve the research production and quality, to enhance the quality of graduate education and elevate the university research outcome to international level. It is anticipated that the VCRGS will begin duties on February 1st , 2015.

The University community seeks a dedicated research and academic leader with a passion for continued development and improvement of graduate curriculum, attract quality national and international graduate students, a capacity to initiate and conduct innovative research activities, an ability to develop and attract research funding, promote transfer of technology and intellectual property, and a commitment to theoretical as well as applied research to serve the community.

The University of Sharjah is a major academic institution that offers a comprehensive platform of specialized and interdisciplinary academic and professional programs in a large number of fields and disciplines. The University has 14 colleges and more than 12,000 students registered in undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs. The University is renowned for having distinguished and dedicated faculty, a fabulous and scenic campus serving multiple locations and communities, and state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. The University takes pride in providing its students with education of the highest quality based on distinctive learning style and global vision, in its full engagement with the community and for being a major center for study and scholarship where world civilizations meet.

The successful candidate must have earned the academic rank of full professor at a renowned academic institution and will present distinguished research, teaching and professional credentials as evidence of superior skills and broad experience preferably at the level of university provost, vice president or dean of a major college. Since Arabic and English are the languages of instruction at the University of Sharjah, the ability to work and communicate in both languages is considered essential in the evaluation of the applicants for the position of VCRGS.

Nominations and expressions of interest, which will be treated in confidence, should be sent either electronically or by postal mail to the addresses given below. The applications should consist of a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and five references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers included. Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Electronically: Please email the application documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format to:

Postal mail: Please mail the application documents to:

Office of the Chancellor - Confidential

University of Sharjah

P.O. Box 27272 Sharjah, UAE.

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