Associate Executive Dean, Applied Media

Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Position Summary
The Associate Executive Dean provides leadership in the quality and development of system-wide Applied Communication instruction. The incumbent works with members of senior management and College staff to promote high academic standards in the design, delivery and assessment of Applied Communications curricular programs across the HCT system. As the central point of liaison for the UAE community, the Associate Dean develops mechanisms and processes to ensure that programs are current and responsive to the needs of the UAE community, and leads international and professional accreditation efforts. The incumbent promotes and facilitates collaboration with other higher education institutions in the design and development of articulation programs and to facilitate student and faculty exchanges.


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline is required.
  • Ideally 10 years of related work experience, with ideally 5 years spent in a supervisory/leadership role.
  • Ideally 3 years of relevant teaching/training experience at a tertiary level.
  • Ideally 2 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Experience in developing course curriculum and assessment tools as per accreditation and international standards.
  • A high degree of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the learning environment and teaching methodology.
  • Current knowledge of industry practices, trends and issues.
  • Experience in budget planning and implementation.
  • Highly developed organizational, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong management or leadership skills as exhibited by experience in effectively leading a team and/or chairing committees.
  • Superior interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to form professional relationships at all levels the organization and with appropriate external stakeholders.
  • Overseas work experience within a multi-cultural environment would be advantageous.

The Higher Colleges of Technology is committed to the recruitment and development of UAE Nationals. We encourage applications from Emirati candidates who can contribute to the HCT’s mission.

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