Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Program Chair - General Education - Higher Colleges of Technology - United Arab Emirates

    A Master's Degree in a relevant discipline is required
    A PhD in a relevant discipline is desirable
    A Teacher Training qualification is an asset
    A minimum of 10 years of related work experience, with at least 3 years spent in a supervisory/leadership role coordinating teachers and curriculum
    At least 3 years of teaching/training 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
    Superior interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to form professional relationships at all levels within the organization and with appropriate external stakeholders
    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
    Experience in budget planning and implementation would be advantageous
    Overseas work experience within a multi-cultural environment would be advantageous

The Program Chair of General Education is responsible for the ownership and overall successful delivery of the college's General Education program, including curriculum, assessment, faculty development, and student progression. Divisions within General Education may include English, Mathematics, Physics and Liberal Studies in BAS programs. The incumbent provides expertise and leadership by assisting in the development of curriculum and programs and through participation in accreditation and benchmarking projects. The Program Chair supervises faculty and students in the program to ensure that students achieve required learning outcomes as outlined in the HCT Learning Model. Working within the HCT guidelines, the incumbent manages student success issues and ensures the effective implementation of the Quality Assurance system. In order to manage the delivery of courses and ensure current relevance, the incumbent builds and maintains relations with members from local industry. As a vital member of the college management team, the Program Chair represents the college on appropriate Divisional Academic Teams (DAT) and Program Advisory Committees (PAC).

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