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Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)

Posted on October 9, 2019

5 - 6 years Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates

Ph.D/Doctorate(Other), Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) seeks an innovative, experienced educator to lead its School of Arts and Sciences, as the university embarks on a new strategic plan focused on providing a transformational, student-centered learning experience based on the North American model of higher education enriched by attention to the culture of the region.
The School of Arts and Sciences currently consists of four departments (Biotechnology, Languages and Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics) employing 46 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in Biotechnology, English Language, and Mass Communication and a master s degree in Educational Leadership. The School provides most of the university s General Education coursework for students in all programs at the university.
Required Qualifications:
Earned Doctorate in an academic discipline represented in the programs or courses offered in the school.
Scholarly publications and university-level teaching experience consistent with faculty appointment at the rank of Professor.
History of at least five years of effective higher education leadership.
Experience with the North American model of higher education.
Experience with academic accreditation at the university and program level.
Record of leadership in development and implementation of strategic plans.
High level of proficiency in written and spoken English, as all instruction and communication at the university is in English.
Preferred Experience and Personal Qualities:
Experience living and working in multiple international settings.
Cultural sensitivity.
Record of developing and implementing new academic programs.
Evidence of collegiality and effective advocacy for university initiatives.
Resiliency, optimism, and adaptability.
Special Leadership Opportunities:
Developing new programs and revamping existing programs to grow enrollment.
Promoting academic rigor and the use of high-impact educational practices.
Promoting high-impact research.
Guiding programs to prestigious international accreditations.
Expanding community engagement initiatives.
Nurturing a culture of collaboration among faculty and staff.

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American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)

American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a public, non-profit institution of higher education based in UAE. Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, UAE, the state-owned educational institution offers graduate and undergraduate degrees that include academic programs based on the cultu ral characteristics of the Gulf region and North American model. Its graduate programs are designed to prepare students for professional life, while the undergraduate programs offer an insight into the major subjects and broad general education.

AURAK is fully committed to the highest standards of research, teaching, services, and ethics, and prepares its students to be creative, thoughtful, responsible and knowledgeable. Recognized as a leading institution of higher education, AURAK has a team of highly qualified and dedicated international staff that is well-trained in best serving the students. The institution works on its values of People, Quality, Cultural authenticity, Engagement, Scholarship & Research, Integrity, and Academic freedom. It offers various advantages to students including International internship opportunities, affordable tuition fees, international faculty and diverse academic programs.

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