Vice Chancellor of AI & Technology
The role of the AI & Technology, Vice Chancellor is to be at the forefront with e-learning developments and to ensure that the University is enabled constantly so that it can discharge its strategic objectives.
Main roles & responsibilities
Direct, approve and monitor the annual divisional plans and financial budget.
Provide the AIT team with necessary coaching and mentoring as applicable.
Guide the translation of the university mission into long- and short-term strategic plans and lead the implementation of these plans through cooperative efforts of appropriate individuals and groups.
Represent the division on campus and with external constituencies.
Take a leading role in defining e-learning strategies that can support the programs that the University intends to deliver throughout the Arab World.
Recommend adopting learning platforms that are versatile, flexible, and learner-friendly and which can be adapted to suit various pedagogical, learning styles and approaches.
Oversee the design and development of high-quality online courses that meet international standards and fulfills the needs and requirements of the University learner and faculty communities.
Develop appropriate training and development opportunities and support mechanisms for faculty members and learners to ensure a smooth transition to online learning takes place.
Lead the development of a risk management plan for the University smart learning environment including, but not limited to, provision of Business Continuity and disaster recovery.
Advise academic staff on smart learning pedagogies and strategies in relation to curriculum design, assessment, learners’ services, etc.
Lead the adoption of a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure for supporting staff and learners in the provision of e-learning based programs.
Lead and oversee the initiation, development, and implementation of projects in collaboration with other stakeholders across the university as assigned by the chancellor.
Knowledge Management such as but not limited to analyzing lessons learned and integrate learning to strengthen efforts and maximize achievements.
Recommend, develop and implement solutions for information security and disaster recover in collaboration with other stakeholders across the university.
Required qualification & skills
Appropriate experience or expertise in a discipline relevant to the position in an academic development / management / equivalent role of not less than 7 years.
Master Degree in IT/ TQM/ MIS/ Computer Engineering from an accredited University; PhD. Degree is an advantage.
Experience of managing budget and effective development and implementation of strategic planning.
Excellent leadership and presentation skills
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Ability to act corporately.
Ability to work on own initiatives.
Ability to manage academic and support staff to achieve performance targets.
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
Problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.
Team and Time management skills.
Excellent IT skills (Social networking) and pedagogical e-learning skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in both Arabic and English Languages.