The ideal candidate shall demonstrate work experience in professional and academic positions as well a rich record in teaching and outstanding academic efforts at the international level. The candidate will be required to demonstrate his/her effective and ongoing contributions in the fields of his/her specialization in terms of published research in recognized international scientific journals as well as participation in exhibitions, conferences and symposia in addition to possessing the following degrees, qualifications, and professional experience:
A PhD from a recognized university.
The rank of professor in one of the College’s specializations.
A record of excellence in teaching and research, appropriate to the rank of professor in one of the College’s specializations.
Bi-lingual proficiency in English and Arabic conversation and writing.
Leadership qualities and proven research background in one of the College’s specializations.
A clear vision for developing higher education, in general, and for the College in particular.
Full familiarity with the credit hour and academic year (semester) system.
Distinguished managerial experience in the affairs of higher education, preferably at the level of a college dean in a reputable university.
Experience with the standards of program accreditation by specialized commissions at national education institutions.
Acumen in the area of human resources and administrative and financial concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with large sectors of a diverse community.
Experience in communicating with universities, professional and academic institutions, associations, unions, companies and business administration institutions and other institutions within the field of education and research.
Priority will be given to applicants with the following qualifications
Managerial experience and the skills necessary to launch pioneering projects.
Active participation in reputable organizations.
Knowledge of the methods of evaluation and related matters.
Proven documentation of offering support for the achievements of teachers and students.
Understanding of the latest teaching methods, including the use of technology in the teaching process.
Demonstration of an interest in the humanities and a commitment to enriching the educational experience of students.
The University of Sharjah offers a competitive tax-free salary and an excellent benefits package. For more details on the position, please visit our website at
Interested candidates, possessing the required experience and qualifications, are invited to send their CV and cover letter, together with the names of three references (including current or most recent employer), to the below address.
Applications may be submitted online or by postal mail to:
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah – United Arab Emirates
The review of applications will begin on 15 December 2015 and continue until the position is filled with a preference for the selected candidate to begin work in August 2016. Candidates are urged to send their application by email as an attached document. Those who are shortlisted will be requested to send sealed envelopes containing their official university transcripts.
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