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Assistant Provost for Community Service
Posted 178 days ago

Assistant Provost for Community Service 
American University of Ras Al Khaimah

The Office of the Provost of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), invites applications for the position of Assistant Provost for Community Service. 
 The Assistant Provost for Community Service (AP-CS) is the administrative leader who oversees community service projects, programs, and operations at the university. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Research and Community Service, the AP-CS manages the Ras Al Khaimah Research and Innovation Center (RAKRIC), the Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE), and community service programs in the Office for Research and Community Service. The AP-CS engages the external community and works collaboratively with AURAK’s deans, program chairs, faculty, administrators, students, external partner agencies, industries, government and other stakeholders to mount successful projects and services to promote sustainable development initiatives and AURAK’s non-credit programs. 

Qualifications include:
Earned doctorate in engineering, applied sciences, or business, consistent with the post-holder having faculty rank at level of assistant or associate professor at the university
At least 10-15 years’ progressive experience in administrative roles in a medium to large university or public or private organization
At least 5-7 years’ experience in a senior academic/administrative role in university or public organization
Knowledge of strategic management, budgeting and financial management, sustainable development, community/industry engagement, business development, partnership management, and academic service learning
Extensive experience in planning supervision, negotiation, and advocacy
Advanced proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English
Advanced proficiency in speaking, reading and writing Arabic

Description of AURAK:
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is an independent co-education institution of Higher Education that provides an integrated American-style, undergraduate and graduate education. All programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education of the UAE, and the university recently received initial accreditation through SACSCOC in the United States. The American model of higher education ensures not only skills in specific academic fields, but also a general education curriculum that exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking critically about local and global issues. The multicultural student body at AURAK offers candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most diverse countries in the world. AURAK is a young and rapidly growing university and will be celebrating its tenth year of operation in 2019.  AURAK is located in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the Northern Emirates and a rapidly growing region.  The beauty of Ras Al Khaimah is reflected in its traditions and diverse landscapes — its white sandy beaches, the majestic Hajjar Mountains, the expansive desert and its sands dunes, and the many historical sites.

Application Submission:

Application materials should be submitted online.

Complete dossiers consist of a single PDF document to include:

Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications 
Curriculum vitae
A list of at least three professional references (with full title, address, phone and email details)
Unofficial transcripts listing all graduate-level coursework

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

For more information about the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) please visit 

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