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The Opportunity
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of Graduate Studies is an advocate for the graduate enterprise and
plays a lead role in shaping the future of graduate education at Zayed University. The Dean assures the quality of the educational
experience for all graduate students, advances the University’s mission and priorities related to graduate education and provides
pan-university leadership in all aspects of graduate education both within the institution and in the U.A.E.


The Dean leads and directs the operations of the Graduate Studies Deanship (GSD). In this role the Dean
cultivates progressive academic and administrative policies and practices related to the areas of graduate education, graduate student
scholarship, the academic quality of graduate programs and graduate student recruitment including admission, retention, and academic

Through effective leadership, the Dean of Graduate Studies has responsibility to:

  • provide
    strategic leadership for dynamic graduate study at Zayed University by
  • promoting graduate education as an institutional
  • advocating for excellence in all aspects of graduate education across the entire graduate student life cycle
  • facilitating effective liaising between graduate students, faculty and senior administration
  • fostering participation of the
    Colleges in all aspects of the graduate enterprise
  • representing the ZU graduate enterprise to external entities
  • effectively employ integrated Graduate Enrollment Management techniques to optimize graduate recruiting, admissions, registration and
    graduation processes across all graduate programs
  • provide data-driven enrollment reports as required
  • provide leadership to
    effectively distribute graduate student scholarships, Teaching Assistant-ships and Research Assistant-ships
  • develop, implement and
    manage the Graduate Studies budget
  • provide oversight for planning, directing, developing, and evaluating graduate programs to
    ensure maintenance of the highest standards of excellence
  • in collaboration with the Colleges and Senior administration develop,
    implement and enforce institution wide academic policies governing graduate studies
  • work with stakeholders across the university to
    add value to the graduate student experience
  • support Colleges to improve graduate curricula and to develop and implement new
    graduate program offerings that respond to National needs
  • effectively lead the Graduate Studies Deanship and staff
  • to
    optimize productivity, and
  • to provide effective student support throughout the graduate life cycle
  • promote synergy between
    graduate education and research
  • chair the Graduate Council
  • perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President and
    University Provost.

The Requirements
Must possess a PhD and a distinguished academic research,
grantsmanship and teaching credentials with at least 10 years as Associate (or preferably full) Professor and a minimum of 5 years in an
academic administrative post. Must have a proven record of developing collegial relationships with faculty, staff and constituent groups and
experience in development and monitoring of collaborative partnerships and articulation agreements with other institutions and agencies.

The Benefits
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of
tax in the U.A.E., housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational
subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.

To Apply
In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three
professional references.

While we appreciate all applications, you will be contacted only if you are selected for an interview.

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