Dean, Faculty of Business

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Senior Academic Leadership Position at UOWD: Dean, Faculty of Business

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) seeks to appoint the Dean of the Faculty of Business.  Reporting directly to UOWD President, the Dean is responsible for the leadership, operation and management of the Faculty of Business including long-term strategic planning, academic development and the management of the Faculty’s financial, administrative and human resources. 

As a member of the University’s executive team, the Dean is expected to contribute a significant role in University-wide initiatives and works in collaboration with other academic and administrative units in support of the mission of the University. The Dean is expected to drive research, teaching, review and development of academic programs and the development of the human capital in the Faculty. 

The University invites applications from candidates, preferably at the Professorial level in business or a closely-related field, together with evidence of successful administrative abilities and strong leadership credentials at the Dean or Department Chair level. 

Applicants MUST address each of the selection criteria explicitly in their application for it to be considered.

To learn more about the position click here.

Qualification & Experience:
An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline from an accredited international institution. 

Relevant Experience:

  • Demonstrated academic experience, with excellence in teaching or research, and academic governance
  • Evidence of collaborative program development
  • Demonstrated experience in the effective management of the human resource, financial and administrative functions of a department/unit/centre in a tertiary environment
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing effective policies and procedures 

Essential & Desirable Criteria:


  • Demonstrated understanding of academic accreditation
  • Effective interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide leadership for a broad range of stakeholders both on and off campus
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain relationships within a multi-cultural environment
  • A commitment to Values of Passion, Courage, Integrity, Exceptional, Collaboration and Creativity


  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant professional bodies in Business areas
  • The demonstrated ability to engage with multiple constituencies, including students, Faculty members, staff, and alumni, as well as leaders in the business, political, social, and governmental sectors locally, nationally, and internationally 

To Apply:

Closing Date: 20 December 2017

All interested applicants are requested to apply before the closing date through our employment website         

The successful candidate will enjoy interaction with a professional and dynamic team of highly respected educators from over 40 different countries and exposure to students from over 100 nationalities.

The University offers an expatriate package which includes an attractive tax free salary. The expatriate package includes six weeks of paid leave per year, private medical for staff and their eligible dependents, life and disability insurance for staff, education allowance for eligible children and promotes a work environment that supports a healthy work/life balance. The University is located in Knowledge Village, Dubai and has excellent teaching, learning and research facilities as well as a Library that meets international standards. 

About UOWD
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE's oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia - currently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world – UOW in Dubai represents a pioneering Australian initiative in the Gulf region.

All UOWD academic programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and quality assured by the University of Wollongong in Australia, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia

The Faculty of Business is the biggest faculty at UOWD, with over 1,500 students enrolling in 7 undergraduate and 14 postgraduate programs. The Faculty of Business is also offering nationally accredited doctoral programs: the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The Faculty's degree programs focus on preparing students to be effective managers at different levels. As such, the emphasis is on application of knowledge, skills and tools to practical problems in the workplace. The design of our programs allows substantial input from business, industry, professional bodies and, of course, alumni. Thus, our students not only benefit from a rigorous learning experience, but also an extensive social and professional network.

The highly-qualified staff of the Faculty all has substantial teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. They are active in research and consulting with business and industries, bringing cutting-edge research findings and contemporary business practices into the classroom. The work of our staff can be found in leading academic journals and are regularly presented at international conferences.