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Executive Dean
City University College Qatar in Doha, Qatar
Date Posted 03/18/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Executive Dean

Location : Qatar (QA)

Posted : 18 Mar 2022

End of advertisement period : 17 Apr 2022

Job Type : Senior Management & Heads of Department, Vice-chancellors / Principals / Provosts / Presidents, Directors, Deans

Contract Type : Fixed Term

Hours : Full Time

City University College in partnership with Ulster University, Qatar (CUC Ulster) is a new, modern and dynamic educational institution with great aspirations to become one of the leading providers of higher education and skills development in Qatar. Located in the heart of the Capital, Doha, CUC Ulster currently offers a range of applied learning and degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels currently centred around Business, Computing and Technology, with the intention to offer more robust and diverse programmes.

At CUC Ulster we teach and research with incredible breadth and depth with the aim of making lives better, not just by producing leaders, but by supporting the development of knowledge and innovation with genuine benefit to society. CUC Ulster, defined by excellence through an agile market- driven approach is guided by its core values of creativity, integrity, inclusivity and engagement. Ulster University is one of the leading universities in the UK and has a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and research. Its Business School is the 6th largest in the UK and ranked 7th in the UK for research impact.

This is an exciting time for CUC Ulster, with a move to a new interim and vibrant campus in June 2022 in advance to moving into our purpose built campus in September 2024. This position represents an exciting opportunity to lead the University into the next phase of its development to achieve its vision to be one of the leading Higher Education Institutions, contributing to Qatar’s National Vision 2030. As such, we are searching for an exceptional leader with a positive and dynamic attitude who can make a tangible impact on our students and our future growth and expansion plans.

The ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Be the principal leader of the University and is responsible for planning, setting and communicating the academic and operational vision, strategies and goals of the University
  • Oversee the strategy and operations across teaching, resourcing, talent management, external engagement, curriculum, student experience and financial management
  • Provide leadership and management guidance to staff within the University, supported by a leadership team
  • Establish the University as the preferred institution to pursue applied learning and degree programmes in the State of Qatar
  • Play a pivotal role in ensuring that the University is well-respected and has a sound relationship with the educational authorities
  • Ensure continued development and growth of the University, expansion of the academic offerings and development of international partnerships
  • Raise the institution's profile through increasing its intellectual capital and research output
  • Promote, manage, and contribute to the implementation of effective faculty & staff development
  • Work with the team to ensure that the University through its curriculum design provides an inclusive learning experience
  • Represent the University, when necessary, at internal and external events
  • Identify and offer new age courses and programmes contributing to the future & Industry readines
  • s of our students
  • Ensure that quality systems and processes are in place to improve graduation outcomes
  • Direct, evaluate, and support the University in a way which encourages excellence in teaching, research, and creative output
  • Oversee and coordinate the University’s governance and compliance processes


  • The appointee will be an established academic leader with a PhD with a high level of financial and business acumen to drive a contemporary University within Qatar
  • To bring a mature understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the education sector in the MENA region
  • Along with a deep appreciation of teaching and administrative excellence and demonstrable success in in driving continuous improvement in performance, the appointee will be committed to innovation in education and the student experience
  • The appointee will also bring a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its forms and the capacity to deliver on initiatives that continue to make the University a centre of excellence and innovation within Qatar
  • The appointee will demonstrate a track record in managing financial sustainability, infrastructure and operational needs of a sizeable University, along with experience of strategy development and implementation
  • A compelling communicator, the appointee will have the interpersonal skills required of a senior leader tasked with contributing at all levels within the sector and engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Deeply familiar with key strategic issues in the higher education sector, the appointee will also demonstrate the ability to engage with and advocate for the significance, impact and attractiveness of the University’s offerings as it pertains to student recruitment
  • Demonstrated professional experience & proven track of at least 15 years in a leadership role within a Higher Education institution

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Competitive tax free package,
  • Annual return air tickets
  • Private Medical Insurance,
  • Life Insurance, and,
  • other allowances

Contract Start Date To Be Negotiated

Contract Duration Five Years - Renewable

How to apply

For an initial discussion about the role, please contact Anthony del Rosario, by email at careers@cityuniversitycollege.edu.qa or by phone on +974 4403 8603.

Closing time: 11.59pm (AST) on 17 April 2022 or earlier subject to shortlisting the best-fit candidates

For further information regarding CUC Ulster, please visit www.cityuniversitycollege.edu.qa

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