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Director of Institutional Effectiveness
American University in Dubai

Date Posted Jun. 2, 2020
Title Director of Institutional Effectiveness
University American University in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Department Institutional Effectiveness
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Development/Institutional Advancement
    Administration - General
    Other Administrative Departments

The American University in Dubai invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Director of Institutional Effectiveness. The chosen candidate will report directly to the President of the university.

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for overseeing the university’s IE initiatives. The Director provides leadership in developing an institutional research, assessment and accreditation protocol for the university and serves as the liaison with national and international accrediting bodies. This position is also responsible for the coordination, oversight, and advancement of institutional planning processes and assessment. He or she is responsible for quality assurance and ongoing internal review of compliance with government, accreditation, and university policies and regulations to ensure that the university is in full compliance. This position also serves as an internal resource of review for proposed changes to university operations from a compliance perspective.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Monitor operations of all departments of the university to ensure compliance with the Standards of the following accrediting bodies:
    o Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
    o Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
    o Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
    o Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
    o Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
    o National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
    o National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
    o UAE Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Issue all documents that are to be sent to the above-mentioned accrediting bodies, having reviewed them for
    compliance, accuracy, completeness, etc.
  • Collaborate with academic and administrative leadership and others to ensure that the appropriate corrections in areas of non-compliance are made in a timely manner;
  • Maintain copies of essential regulatory documents (from accrediting bodies and issued by AUD) at the
    institution; and,
  • Oversee academic units’ efforts at obtaining professional accreditation.
  • Collaborate with senior administrators in establishing, maintaining and reporting institution-wide strategic goals for institutional effectiveness;
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and implement outcomes and assessment measures at all levels
    of the institution;
  • Coordinate, develop, and monitor assessment activities across the university, including conducting the ongoing
    assessment of student learning; facilitating the collection, analysis and interpretation of assessment data;
    assisting in the development, implementation, and interpretation of faculty and student evaluations; and
    assisting in the effective utilization of data for planning, policy making, and program improvement;
  • Promote training in institution-wide outcomes and effectiveness assessment;
  • Assist the President in driving the annual strategic planning process; and,
  • Chair the IE Steering Committee.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of accreditation criteria and processes;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Basic project management skills, including the ability to follow-up regularly with people at all organizational
  • Basic statistical analysis skills; and,
  • High computer literacy.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree;
  • Significant familiarity with accrediting expectations and practices, including those of USA-based accrediting
    agencies; and,
  • 3-5 years in a similar position, preferably in close contact with several accrediting bodies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate;
  • Additional experience in a similar position.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until this position is filled.
Interested applicants must submit the following requirements via email to
(Please state the title of the position as the subject of the email)

  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • Contact information of three (3) academic/professional references

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Human Resources
    American University in Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
  • 97143183145


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