American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Dean, College of Healthcare Technologies - Expat - Accepting Applications

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AUIB is a non-profit, private university that is fully accredited in Iraq by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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Why the American University of Iraq—Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January 2021, the new American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world.  With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB's beautiful campus attracts students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

Position Summary:

AUIB seeks a strategic, collaborative, values-driven leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Healthcare Technologies. The Dean will set a bold and ambitious vision for AUIB Healthcare that harnesses talent, creativity, and diversity. The Dean is the administrative and educational head of the College of Healthcare Technologies.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting and retaining the college's faculty and staff in response to programmatic needs and encouraging their professional development. 
  • In consultation with the chairs and directors of the concerned departments and divisions and appropriate committees, as specified in the policies, recommend to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) the appointment, tenure, promotion, retention, sabbatical leave, annual salary increase and retirement actions of any faculty members and administrative officers of the college.
  • Developing the curricula of the college. 
  • Developing continuing education and post-graduate programs to develop the advanced skills of practicing professionals.
  • Ensuring the effective delivery of the academic programs of the college. 
  • Developing a coherent teaching and learning strategy in the college. 
  • Developing and implementing the college’s assessment system. 
  • Securing the necessary accreditation and regulatory affairs associated with the profession and practice of healthcare professions.
  • Establishing the necessary academic quality assurance system within the college in line with those of the university as a whole. 
  • Overseeing the appointment of academic staff and all other technical and support staff of the college. 
  • Preparing and managing the annual budget of the college. 
  • Leading the research strategy of the college. 
  • In consultation with the University Council, the Faculty Senate, and/or independently as appropriate, appoint members to standing and ad hoc committees as needed for the proper operation of the College. 
  • Representing the college at meetings of the university, professional associations, governmental agencies, and other groups. 
  • Developing the college's practice and training facilities and creating an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity. 
  • Developing and promoting public service among members of the College of Healthcare Technologies community. 
  • Promoting the College of Healthcare Technologies through fund-raising and alumni activities. 
  • Delegating duties to appropriate individuals or groups whenever indicated. 
  • Assuming other responsibilities and performing other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees, the President, VPAA, or other appropriate administrative officers of the university. 

Required Skills/Abilities:

Candidates for this position must have: 

  • Ph.D. or highest professional qualification in healthcare-related fields and be a graduate of an accredited school. 
  • Leadership experience in relevant academic institutions / universities for at least 10 years.
  • Evidence of academic and research innovations with a track record of scholarly and professional practice leadership in the field. 
  • Demonstrated success in enhancing and advancing patient care, education, and research programs.
  • Demonstrated success in securing private, corporate, and/or governmental support to advance the college's mission. 
  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading a complex organization undergoing change. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to listen and understand the needs of faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external constituents. 
  • Develops and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the college and amongst faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Effective decision-making and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Solid understanding of various health-related practices, procedures, and scheduling. 
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarship. 
  • Operational understanding of American university educational systems. 
  • Preferred experience working and living in the Middle East.

Application Requirements for Positions at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad

To be considered for any role at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB), applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter: This should detail how your skills and experience align with the specific requirements of the position you are applying for.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please provide an up-to-date resume or CV.
  3. Identification: A valid national ID or passport is required for the application process.

** Please note that applications missing any of these components will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates:

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will need to provide additional documentation:

  1. Educational transcripts and certifications must be translated into English.
  2. References: You must provide contact details for three references. These individuals should be those who have either worked with you or supervised your work.

We look forward to receiving your complete applications and appreciate your interest in joining our dynamic team at AUIB.

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Dean, College of Healthcare Technologies - Expat - Accepting Applications
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