The United Arab Emirates University is seeking to appoint an experienced and internationally recognized leader as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for UAE University Science and Innovation Park. The appointee should assume a leading role in the development of the Science Park to become a world-class science and innovation hub and support the university efforts to meet its ambitious educational and research mission. Successful candidates should have held senior administrative positions in a reputable university science/research park.
Established in 1977, and located in the oasis city of Al Ain, UAE University is one of the leading comprehensive universities in the region, with significant research output and a strong community engagement mission. More than 13,000 students are enrolled in the University’s nine colleges and are supported by 600 PhD faculty members and 320 instructors (with Master’s Degrees). The University offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate Degree Programs.
The CEO will have the responsibility of implementation of development strategy, overall directions and management, property development, finance and accounting, technology transfer, marketing and promotion, animations and linkages, facilities management, and property owner functions. The CEO will recruit, oversee and develop a professional team to perform a wide range of business, engagement and communications functions focused on the creation and execution of a world-class innovation community, including the science park development; interface with site developers; infrastructure development, branding, marketing, programming and public relations; financial management; facilities maintenance; business development and fundraising; and community outreach. In addition to managing the professional team and working with the Upper University Management and SIP Board of Directors, the CEO will carry out a critical and visible external role, collaborating with community leaders and public officials at all levels of government, business partners, academic officials, research scientists and entrepreneurs.
The position is available for immediate appointment and should be filled no later than August 2017. The remuneration package is attractive and includes a competitive, tax-free salary, housing and furniture allowance, education allowance for children, health insurance for family and annual vacation air tickets.
Interested, qualified, applicants are requested to send a cover letter, current CV, contact information of five references including addresses, phone numbers and emails and additional supporting documents to "firstname.lastname@example.org"