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Program Director, Teaching and Learning
Reference No. IRC46429
Job Title Program Director, Teaching and Learning
Posting Date 30-Sep-2020
Department Department of Academic Affairs, College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Organization Name College of Medicine and Health Sciences
About University

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering, and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.

Brief Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, the Program Director for Teaching and Learning at Khalifa University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) will support the Assistant Dean in providing administrative leadership and policy development and implementation for medical faculty with focus on improving the teaching and learning expertise of the faculty. 

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

  • Work with the Dean, Associate Deans, and faculty to plan, develop, implement, assess, and improve courses, programs, and services that support the College’s missions as they relate to the professional development of faculty educators
  • Ensure the activities of the office are in alignment with accreditation guidelines
  • Participate in onboarding processes to prepare faculty for their role as teachers
  • Oversee all programs and services offered by the Office of Teaching and Learning
  • Design, implement, and evaluate programs that promote and support faculty teaching and learning excellence
  • Develop, acquire, and provide resources, ideas, and best practices for teaching methods
  • Participate in education program assessment
  • Provide teaching consultations
  • Participate in student feedback sessions to evaluate the effectiveness of faculty teaching
  • Provide instructional design support to course directors and strand leaders
  • Coordinate functions with the educational learning lab
  • Work with the Dean, Associate Deans, and Khalifa University’s Office of Research Support to promote and support research activities
  • Provide information or prepares reports as and when needed
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Assistant Dean
  • Ad hereto the University’s information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed
  • Performant other tasks assigned by the Line Manager
Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • MD and/or Ph.D. in a relevant field
  • Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher
    Prior leadership role in educating faculty

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior leadership in an office of teaching and learning
  • Demonstrable accomplishments in teaching, research, healthcare delivery, and/or service at a level commensurate of Assistant Professor or above

Required Experiences

  • Strong record reflecting excellence in education, clinical practice, research, and/or administration
  • Proven management experience, requisite expertise in working collaboratively with faculty members and medical professionals, strong interpersonal skills, and a thorough understanding of university structure and culture are essential
  • Demonstrable ethical behavior, professionalism, interpersonal skills, leadership, and management abilities that are sufficient to effectively direct and develop staff and students

Preferred Experiences

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in medical education
  • Familiarity or experience with an educational institution in the Middle East
How To Apply A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.
Program Director, Teaching and Learning