Dean of Architecture, Art and Design

Ajman University College of Architecture, Art and Design

United Arab Emirates


Job Title: Dean
Nationality: All
Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Reference: DCAAD
Department: College of Architecture, Art and Design
Major / Specialization: Architecture/Arts/Design
Job Location: Ajman Campus
Job Responsibilities:

Job purpose: 

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College who reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; the Dean will provide academic leadership and discharge administrative responsibilities with respect to faculty, staff, resources, and student matters. He/she shall provide leadership of the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the College. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting the College's strategic vision and distinctive characteristics, accomplishments, and aspirations to all constituencies, ensuring that the public perception of the College aligns with its ambitious goals of attracting bright students, distinguished faculty and staff and to produce graduates of the highest caliber.
  • Leading and overseeing the development, enhancement and continuous assessment of programs, curricula and study plans in the College.
  • Providing a conducive environment that promotes faculty excellence in teaching, advising, research/creative-work and service.
  • Leading the pursuit of various required national and international accreditation and related activities.
  • Providing recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on hiring, promotion, and contract renewals of faculty members and staff.
  • Facilitating professional development for faculty and staff in the College
  • Enhancing and extending relationships with industry, government, business, and other education and research institutions locally and abroad.
  • Leading and participating in fundraising activities to the College.
  • Leading the advancement of architecture pedagogy.
  • Supporting and initiating activities for student recruitment and retention.
  • Managing the budget and resources available to the College and ensuring the financial well-being of the College.



Job Requirements:

AU seeks an outstanding leader and communicator eager to work collegially within the College and the University and who displays a strong commitment to liberal arts education for a diverse student body. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in architecture, interior design or elated discipline; significant administrative experience, a distinguished record in teaching, research/creative-work, and service; preferably holding the rank of full Professor.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly mention the position & job reference in the subject field when applying.
  • Please send your CV along with the following to e-mail address:

          1) A letter of interest;

          2) List of Publications;

          3) The names and contact info of three references;

          4) Statements of Teaching Philosophy and Approach to Diversity;

          5) Statement of Administrative Philosophy. Please limit statements to one page each








For general applications kindly fill the AU CV Application form and send it to the following e-mail address: stating the College / Specialization you are applying for in the Subject field.

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