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DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Jan 08, 2020

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is seeking to fill the position of Director of Academic Affairs on the Five Islands Campus in Antigua & Barbuda. The Director of Academic Affairs will provide leadership to the three schools of the Five Islands Campus, viz., School of Humanities and Education; School of Health and Behaviour Sciences; and School of Management Sciences and Technology.

 

Qualification, Training & Experience

 

The successful applicant should have a PhD or EdD. in a relevant discipline.  A minimum of 10 years of increasing experience in Education, with considerable academic management experience, preferably in a Higher Education setting.

 

Main Responsibilities

 

  • Provide leadership to and supervision of the three (3) Heads of Schools which are currently housed at the Campus.
  • Serve on all relevant Campus and University Boards/Committees and externally deal with the public and private institutions, the media and the general public.
  • Ensure that academic programmes meet high standards of quality as determined by the University. 
  • Actively lead and engage faculty in teaching, research, innovation, entrepreneurship, professional development and service
  • Efficiently implement The University’s academic policy framework in the three (3) schools;  
  • Correctly interpret regulations and ordinances of The University.
  • Develop and manage the budget for Academic Affairs.
  • Assist in the selection, supervision, and evaluation of all academic staff.

 

 

Personal Attributes

 

The individual should have an accessible and visible leadership style, effective listening skills, good interpersonal and organisational skills and a commitment to collaboration and shared governance.

 

Please submit application with curriculum vitae and at least three (3) references to reach the University Registrar by February 28, 2020

 

Write under confidential cover to the University Registrar, Office of Administration, The Vice-Chancellery, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies; email: oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm.  Full CV and application forms, which must be completed and can be obtained at the above address and at http://www.uwi.edu/jobs, must be submitted.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the University Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.


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