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Professor/ Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Construction Management Urgently Needed in Dubai

Posted By : Brown Kaje on Thursday, 5 June 2014 | 3:37:00 am

Job Title:    Professor/ Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Construction Management
Job Location:    Dubai, UAE
Employer:    British University in Dubai


About BUiD
The British University in Dubai (BUiD), was established in 2004 and is the Middle East region's first, research based, postgraduate university.  BUiD offers a unique opportunity for higher education.  As one of the region's most innovative institutions, BUiD sets the standards for study and research that will significantly contribute to the technological innovation and growth of the Arab world and beyond.

The Best of British Education in Dubai
BUiD was established to facilitate access to world class education, training and research in the Middle East. At BUiD's recent first anniversary celebrations  HE, Richard Makepeace, the British Ambassador to the UAE commented that BUiD was "one of the most exciting developments in UAE/UK relations we have seen for many years".

Working in partnership with leading UK universities BUiD offers cutting edge education and research in key disciplines.  BUiD aspires to the highest, internationally recognized British standards and provisions as reflected in its partnerships with the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, the Cardiff University.

All BUiD Masters programmes have accreditation eligibility from UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

BUiD is located in Dubai International Academic City, Dubai.

The Faculty of Business as part of its on-going success and growth is inviting applications from innovative and dynamic academics who are experienced in Construction Management.

The selected candidate must have a strong international academic record in teaching Construction Management at postgraduate level and preferably at doctorate level and must also demonstrate the ability to provide management and direction within a tertiary environment. He/she must also have a good record of research publication with ability to develop internal and external research collaborations. Experience of securing funding from diverse research sponsoring bodies is desirable.

Candidates must have a PhD. Experience of working in international contexts is essential and experience in the Middle East, and teaching multicultural groups is desirable.
Job Duties:
 Research
1.co-ordinate research activity in the subject including determining relevant research objectives
2.collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions or other bodies
3.bid for research, consultancy, and other additional funds
4.contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media
5.seek practical application of research findings
6.make presentations at national and international conferences and similar events
7.carry out independent research
8.act as a referee and contribute to peer assessment

Teaching and Learning
1.design and develop of the overall curricula, and develop and deliver a range of modules of study (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels
2.adhere to the quality assurance framework within the University’s framework, including the validation and revalidation of courses, and student admission and assessment
3.transfer knowledge including practical skills, methods and techniques
4.challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking
5.set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students
6.ensure that the teaching content and methods of delivery are in accordance with the Quality standards of the University

Service & Administration
1.propagate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods to promote understanding
2.be routinely involved in complex and important negotiations both within the university and with external bodies
3.prepare and submit proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and accreditation purposes
4.develop internal and external networks to foster collaboration and share information and ideas, promoting both the subject and the University
5.promote and market the work of the department in the subject area both nationally, internationally and aggressively support University profile building
6.promote a collegiate approach and develop team spirit
7.act as personal tutor and provide first line support
8.determine the final allocation of resources within own area of responsibility
9.support and be involved in strategic decisions at University level
10.develop new and creative approaches in responding to teaching and research challenges
11.take overall responsibility for health and safety in own areas of responsibility
12.ensure that appropriate risk management processes are maintained
13.understand and apply the principles of equality of opportunity in an academic context
14.undertake other such other duties as may be reasonably expected.

Responsibilities of a Professor
Research

1.lead the development and implementation of research strategy
2.lead and co-ordinate research activity in the subject including determining relevant research objectives, and preparing research proposals
3.lead research and collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions or other bodies local and international
4.lead bids for research, consultancy, and other additional funds
5.write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media
6.seek practical application of research findings
7.make presentations at national and international conferences and similar events
8.carry out independent research and act as principal investigator and project leader
9.act as a referee and contribute to peer assessment
10.update knowledge and understanding in field or specialist area

Teaching and Learning
1.oversee the design and development of the overall curricula, and develop and deliver a range of modules of study (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels
2.develop the quality assurance framework within the University’s overall framework, including the validation and revalidation of courses, and student admission and assessment
3.transfer knowledge including practical skills, methods and techniques
4.encourage the development of innovative approaches to course design and delivery and ensure that teaching design and delivery comply with the quality and educational standards and regulations of the department
5.challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
6.set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students.
7.ensure that the teaching content and methods of delivery are in accordance with equal opportunities, and respond to issues relating to staff and student needs.

Service & Administration
1.disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods to promote understanding.
2.be routinely involved in complex and important negotiations both within them University and with external bodies
3.prepare and submit proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and accreditation purposes
4.contribute to University-wide planning and strategic development, and departmental-level strategic planning.
5.chair committees and participate in University decision-making and governance
6.promote and market the work of the Faculty and University in the subject area both nationally and internationally and aggressively support University profile building
7.exercise academic leadership for all subject area teaching and research activities
8.plan and deliver research, consultancy or similar programmes and ensure that resources are available
9.contribute to the management of quality, audit and other external assessments
10.be responsible for dealing with referred issues for students within own educational programmes
11.act as personal tutor, giving first line support.
12.provide first line support for colleagues, referring them to sources of further help if required.
13.take overall responsibility for the organising and deployment of resources within own areas of responsibility
14.act as a line manager, supervising the work of others, for example in research teams, projects, or as PhD supervisor when required
15.develop and communicate a clear vision of the Faculty’s strategic direction
16.ensure that staff are suitably qualified to work within their own area.
17.appraise and advise staff on personal and career development plans
18.promote a collegiate approach and develop team spirit and team coherence
19.foster inter-disciplinary team working
20.take overall responsibility for health and safety in own areas of responsibility
21.ensure that appropriate risk management processes are operational
22.understand and apply the principles of equality of opportunity in an academic context
23.undertake other such other duties as may be reasonably expected.

 Deadline Date: 15/06/2014

How to Apply:
Applicants are required to download, save and complete the  Application Cover Sheet(WORD format),  Academic Staff Application Form(WORD format), and Equal-Opportunities Form(WORD format). Please indicate the post applied for in the subject line of the email.

Additionally, you are required to provide the following:

    A CV
    A letter of application
    A statement of research interest
    The names and contact details of three referees

Please submit your CV, application form with the additional information requested to:
Email: jobs@buid.ac.ae . This position is still open for your submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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