UOWD5959 - Dean - Faculty of Business

Business Unit: Academic
Job Family: Faculty
Department: Faculty of Business
Contract Type: Limited Contract Full Time
Location: 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 & Relevant Experience:


  • An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline from an accredited international institution
  • Demonstrated academic experience, with excellence in teaching or research, and 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 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 July 2018 or until the position is filled)

Interested applicants must apply before the closing date by visiting our employment website at   http://employment.uowdubai.ac.ae. 

The successful candidate will enjoy the interaction with a professional and dynamic team of highly respected educators from over 35 different countries and exposure to students from over 108 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 employee and eligible dependents, life and disability insurance and education allowance for dependents. The University is located in Knowledge Park, Dubai and has excellent teaching, learning and research facilities as well as a Library that meets international standards.


Information on UOWD and Faculty of Business:

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 University's faculties are operated by locally and internationally recruited academics, with extensive teaching, business and industry experience. They bring to the classroom a wealth of knowledge gained from research and professional practice in their respective fields, providing students with a stimulating, multi-dimensional academic environment. Classes are small in student numbers, allowing the Lecturers to cater to individual learning needs.

About the Faculty of Business:

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's degree programs focus on preparing students to be effective managers at different levels. As such, the emphasis is on the 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 have 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.


Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. CVS