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Job ID: 133297

University Of Sharjah

Date Posted Nov. 11, 2019
University University Of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Application Deadline Jan. 9, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Pharmacy - General

The University of Sharjah is an independent institution with more than 15,300 students and over 650 full-time faculty members. The University of Sharjah is considered one of the leading institutions of higher education in the Arab Gulf region and Middle East. It offers academic programs in a number of specializations, including arts, humanities and social sciences, the medical specialties, health sciences, engineering, applied sciences, business administration, communication, law, sharia and Islamic studies, fine arts and design and Computing And Informatics.

The University offers a prime location and state-of-the-art facilities where it is located in Sharjah University City, close to Sharjah City Center and the pristine coastal areas of Sharjah and the Emirates of Dubai and Ajman.

The University of Sharjah attracts outstanding students from the UAE, GCC countries and a number of other Arab and foreign countries.

The College of Pharmacy was established in year 2004, offering five years B. Pharm program, with an annual admission rate of about 120 students from different ethnicities. The College embraces an integrated and problem based educational philosophy, hybridizing traditional and modern teaching-learning approaches that stresses heavily on outcome competencies of the graduates. The curriculum introduces pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy at much earlier phase in the program and emphasizes on holistic approach to patient care. Furthermore, the program encompasses an up to date pharmaceutics, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry courses at the junior and the senior levels. Besides, the college has excellent research facilities and research programs. Moreover, an M. Sc graduate program in different pharmacy related disciplines has started last academic year with an enrollment of 24 students.

The College of Pharmacy is committed to the education of professional and graduate students who, upon graduation, can meet the public need for safe and effective pharmaceutical care. The characteristics of quality instruction, basic and applied research, community and professional service, and extensive instruction in all types of pharmacy practice settings contribute to making the College of Pharmacy programs rewarding and satisfying experiences. The college of pharmacy educational programs are among the best in the region. The first class of pharmacy students graduated in year 2009. For more information about the College, its departments, programs offered, please visit the University website at:

The University of Sharjah is currently seeking a creative, entrepreneurial, and visionary leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Pharmacy, to lead the college and move it to a higher level in teaching and research. The new dean is expected to join the College at the beginning of the academic year 2020/2021. Candidates interested in the position are encouraged to apply by submitting their application as early as possible. For more information about the conditions for applying, please visit the University website at :

The Dean of College of Pharmacy is the first person in charge of all academic aspects related to the College and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Dean assumes a leadership role in the College and administers, directs, and coordinates all training, teaching, and research activities engaged in by the College. The Dean also provides guidance for implementing the College Strategic Plan and ensures that the College activities coincide with the mission and objectives of the University within the socio-cultural framework of the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Gulf region.

The Dean is expected to:
 Create and sustain a strong network outside the College with the aim of facilitating the process of education and training and research activities.
 Establish strategic directives, aims and policies related to the educational process and research activities within the College, and all its departments and oversee the implementation of such.
 Represent the University in all matters related to the College at various conferences and symposia outside the University.
 Propose recommendations related to developing the annual budget for the College and implement and oversee these as well as conduct analysis of productivity and effectiveness on a regular basis.
 Create a network of experts and visiting professors to support the educational and research activities of the College and its sustainability.
 Propose recommendations related to developing University policies and procedures and participate in this process.
 Coordinate agreements with ministries and relevant bodies within the UAE and abroad.
 Possess knowledge of human resources and management concepts as well as higher education practices, policies, and procedures.
 Propose research projects relevant to the region and its development.
 Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and diverse community.
 Possess experience in communicating and networking with relevant institutions with the aim of promoting education and research.
 Be an expert in matters dealing with external institutions and organizations as well as international accreditation bodies.

The ideal candidate should have a terminal degree in pharmacy with an academic record that makes him/her appointable at the level of full professor. He/she shall demonstrate work experience in professional and academic positions as well as a rich record in teaching and outstanding academic efforts at the international level. The candidate will be required to demonstrate his/her effective and ongoing contributions in the fields of his/her specialization in terms of published research in recognized international scientific journals as well as participation in exhibitions, conferences and symposia in addition to possessing the following degrees, qualifications, and professional experience:
 A PhD from a recognized university.
 The rank of professor in one of the College’s specializations.
 A record of excellence in teaching and research, appropriate to the rank of professor in one of the College’s specializations.
 Preferred Bi-lingual proficiency in English and Arabic conversation and writing.
 Leadership qualities and proven research background in one of the College’s specializations.
 A clear vision for developing higher education, in general, and for the College in particular.
 Full familiarity with the credit hour and academic year (semester) system.
 Distinguished managerial experience in the affairs of higher education, preferably at the level of a college dean in a reputable university.
 Experience with the standards of program accreditation by specialized commissions at national education institutions.
 Acumen in the area of human resources and administrative and financial concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
 Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with large sectors of a diverse community.
 Experience in communicating with universities, professional and academic institutions, associations, unions, companies and business administration institutions and other institutions within the field of education and research.

Priority will be given to applicants with the following qualifications
 Managerial experience and the skills necessary to launch pioneering projects.
 Multi-cultural skills.
 Active participation in reputable organizations.
 Knowledge of the methods of evaluation and related matters.
 Proven documentation of offering support for the achievements of teachers and students.
 Understanding of the latest teaching methods, including the use of technology in the teaching process.
 Demonstration of an interest in the humanities and a commitment to enriching the educational experience of students.

The University of Sharjah offers a competitive tax-free salary and an excellent benefits package. For more details on the position, salaries, and benefits, please visit our website at: http//

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  • Marwa
    College of Pharmacy
    University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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