Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences
The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Khalifa University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), the Program Director, Student Academic Support Services supports the Assistant Dean in design, implementation and evaluation of programs and services that support medical student academic success.
This role is expected to :
Contribute to the formulation of the CMHS’s strategy, with a focus on meeting KU and CMHS strategic goals in the areas of medical education and medical student academic success.
Contribute to development of the CMHS’s policies and procedures, adhering to the overall objectives of Khalifa University, ensuring alignment to applicable regulations and standards and promoting of leading practices and educational excellence
Contribute to the development and management of the office budget
Manage and mentor staff within the office.
Supporting CMHS educational programs :
In coordination with the Assistant Dean for Medical Education, designs, implements and evaluates programs tos upport medical student academic success.
Supports CMHS accreditation processes and its program of continuous quality improvement
Medical Education :
Oversees, manages and assesses medical student academic support services offered by the Office of Academic Affairs
Participates in the early identification, assessment and referral to support services of medical students with academic difficulty
Supervises the CMHS Learning Specialist, and assesses outcomes of services provided by the specialist to ensure quality
Oversees the CMHS Tutoring Program,including training of tutors, as needed, and assessment of outcomes to ensure quality
Coordinates functions of the Tutoring Program and the Learning Specialist with course and clerkship directors across all four academic periods
Participates in annual student orientations to inform students of available services
Prepares an annual report to the CMHS Curriculum Committee describing intended and actual program outcomes
Participates in developing strategic plans for academic success across all CMHS programs (e.g. MD program, Pre-Medical Bridge Program)
Explores and develops strategies for improving students' learning styles
Serves as some ex-officio,non-voting member of the CMHS Curriculum Committee
Meets with students and designs study plans to support student academic success
Develops and implements programs to support tutoring and learning strategies for a diverse student population
Develops a study program for students who are on academic probation or are repeating an academic year in coordination with the CMHS Medical Student Promotions Committee
Advises teachers, learners and relevant committees on common issues experienced by medical students that can impact academic success, including but not limited to study skills, test-taking strategies, adjustment to medical school, and organizational and time-management skills.
Collaborates with and ensures appropriate referrals to various support services within KU and the CMHS,including the Office of Student Affairs, the Student Counseling and WellnessCenter, Disability Accommodation Services, and Career Guidance Services
Other duties as assigned
Other Responsibilities :
Works with the Dean, Associate Deans and Khalifa University’s Office of Research Support to promote and support research activities
Administrative & People Management
Manages faculty and staff (direct reports) by defining job expectations; plans, monitors, and appraises faculty and staff performance;
coaches, counsels and actively participates in the departmental employees’ on-boarding, mentoring and professional development.
Assists in scheduling and assigning staff workload for direct reports
Provides information or prepares reports as and when needed.
Ensures adherence to the University's information security policies and procedures, and reports breachesor other security risks accordingly.
Ensures coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
Performs any other tasks assigned by the Dean and his line managers.
Provides coaching, guidance and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of the team and ensures the achievement of established objectives and plans.
Recommends appropriate training courses as per pre-determined training needs, evaluates their effectiveness,and monitors their results.
Carries out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules and recommends necessary actions as per applied practices.
Conducts periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear and workflow is running smoothly.
Follows-up on employees' administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves and other administrative and related affairs.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
MD and / or PhD in related field
Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher
Prior leadership role in an undergraduate medical education program
Demonstrable accomplishments in teaching, research, healthcare delivery, and / or service at a level commensurate of Assistant Professor or above.
Strong record reflecting excellence in medical education and administration.
Prior experience overseeing support services in a medical degree program
Proven management experience,requisite expertise in working collaboratively with faculty members and medicine 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.
Five (5) or more years of experience overseeing advising programs for medical students
Familiarity or experience with an education institution in the Middle East.
How To Apply
Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team ( RecruitmentTeam ku.ac.ae ).