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Job Title:

ERP System Administrator

Job Summary:

Leads and manages the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) functions as a lead systems analyst. Pro-actively monitors user satisfaction of the system, and anticipates new requirements based on changing business needs and new trends in technology. Initiates and manages new development, gathers requirements and puts the required team in place to implement appropriate solutions. Provides oversight and maintenance of Muscat University’s ERP (CRM, SIS, Finance, and HR) System including interfaces to other systems, developed applications and vendor upgrades. Ensures that Muscat University provides an enhanced user experience to all our students, staff and partners providing a seamless experience.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Leads application support activities for ERP systems users, throughout the University and its partners.
  2. Works with ERP systems users, implementation team and management to determine appropriate system configuration and setup.
  3. Assists ERP systems users with data conversion.
  4. Thoroughly understands ERP database schema.
  5. Assists with testing new releases of ERP systems prior to use in the University.
  6. Creates and updates documentation and procedures guidelines for ERP systems users.
  7. Thoroughly understands ERP security subsystems in order to assign appropriate system access to users at different levels throughout the organisation and its partners.
  8. Understands business practices and procedures in order to design, develop and maintain automated workflow processes.
  9. Works as a Systems Analyst with knowledgeable persons throughout the University and its partners to help define user needs and develop data processing solutions.
  10. Analyses and troubleshoots ERP system issues reported by end users with support from the University’s systems vendor.
  11. Designs, develops and maintains reports used by technical staff and ERP systems users.

Responsible To

Director of Infrastructure and Information Systems

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Role Dimensions

This post has no staff or budget management responsibilities.

Education and Qualification:

A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent Qualified IT Professional with a recognised IT body. A level of proficiency in English, both oral and written, is essential. Proficiency in Arabic is also expected.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Experience managing implementation, migrations, customisation, upgrades, integration and supporting of ERP systems for Higher Education.
  • Familiarity and understanding of databases design concepts.
  • Previous experience in a higher education institution would be advantageous.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Actively involves colleagues across the organisation.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and effectively as part of a team.
  • Sets and adheres to high standards of performance.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Consultation and negotiation skills.
  • Advisory and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence and behaviours consistent with the core values, vision, and mission of Muscat University.

Terms and Conditions:

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days plus private sector national holidays applicable in Oman.

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Job Title:

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Reader

Job Summary:

Muscat University, Sultanate of Oman, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic to implement and lead a set of three new degree programme within a completely new university, commencing operation in 2017 with strong support from private and Government sources in this fascinating and fast-growing country.  The Faculty of Business and Management comprises of the BSc Accounting for Management in partnership with Aston University in the UK, and the MSc Finance and Management as well as the MSc Management and Entrepreneurship, both in partnership with Cranfield University in the UK.  Graduates from the programmes will receive degrees from both Muscat and Aston/Cranfield, and international accreditation will be sought.

As Programmes Leader you will have full responsibility for completing development of the degree programme, for recruiting and leading a staff team, and for ensuring successful commencement of operations, albeit with a small initial student cohort, in late 2017.  You will be experienced in a wide range of learning and teaching approaches, and will be able to demonstrate excellence and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment.  You will also work in effective collaboration with academic colleagues in Muscat, Aston and Cranfield to enhance curricula, foster interdisciplinary links, and contribute to the wider strategic, academic and operational leadership of the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Complete the development of the BSc Accounting for Management programme in conjunction with Aston University, UK, in order to achieve a successful launch in October 2017.
  2. Complete the development of the MSc Finance and Management and MSc Management and Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with Cranfield University, in order to achieve a successful launch in October 2017.
  3. Oversee the industrial placement element of the programmes building ties with industry to facilitate placement of students.
  4. Ensure all necessary content and material is in place for the degree programme in time for each part of the course to be delivered: this will involve adaptation of Aston-sourced material to the Oman context, and the addition of supplementary material to illustrate accounting scenarios relevant to Oman industry.
  5. Ensure all necessary pastoral support is available to students both at Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate levels to enable them to succeed on their programmes.
  6. Recruit and induct the necessary staff and lead delivery and practical organization of flying faculty from the partner universities with the aim of maintaining the highest possible standards in learning, teaching and assessment.
  7. Contribute to wider academic policy and planning across the University.
  8. Ensure fulfilment of University responsibilities in student admissions, instruction, progression and examination; availability of pastoral assistance and adherence to the relevant regulations.
  9. Monitor student attendance and performance, and obtain student feedback in order to enhance the course over time.
  10. Develop and monitor appropriate evaluation, quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms.
  11. Consult with relevant international professional bodies with a view to successfully securing accreditation when the first cohort graduates, and work to ensure that accreditation requirements are fully met.
  12. Consult with relevant national regulators, primarily the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) to ensure that statutory requirements are met and that university’s policies, systems and procedures are observed and applied.
  13. Undertake suitable personal scholarship and in due course, develop with colleagues appropriate research activities and ensure synergy between research and teaching.

Planning and management

  1. Lead disciplinary input to the recruitment and selection of students, ensuring fair and transparent processes are followed and that able, motivated students enter the programme.
  2. Coordinate with Aston and Cranfield colleagues to ensure that the programmes are of the same quality and rigour as the partner equivalent and that good practice is exchanged between the three Universities.
  3. Oversee the training and induction of Muscat staff to achieve Aston / Cranfield ‘Recognised Teacher Status’.
  4. Develop a programme delivery plan in consultation with senior University management and take responsibility for its implementation.
  5. Plan, budget for and organise the programme resources to ensure effective delivery, review monthly spend, monitor and ensure budgetary compliance and make a case for further investments as necessary.
  6. Ensure that the highest standards of good practice are observed in respect of health, safety, environment and professional ethics.
  7. Undertake other tasks as requested by University senior management.

Communications and external relations

  1. Act as the first point of contact on all academic issues connected with the programmes.
  2. Assist University staff in the promotion of the Faculty’s offerings in order to attract a high quality student intake and build a strong reputation with employers.
  3. Maintain, extend and utilise personal networks within the national HE sector and across the international business and management community, creating a strong profile and esteem for Muscat University, and participate in relevant international conferences, etc., to this end.
  4. Network into the national HE sector and relevant practitioner community.
  5. Develop extensive links with employers, assemble an advisory panel including representatives of major employers, and draw on and apply the advice of panel members as appropriate.
  6. Monitor and ensure the quality of communications between the programme and external stakeholders.

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Academic Affairs

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualification:

Essential:

  • Education to doctoral level in business or management or a closely related discipline
  • High professional and ethical standards

Desirable:

  • Chartered membership of relevant professional institutions (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, etc.)
  • Experience in an industry relevant to business and management

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work across cultural and geographic boundaries.
  • Planning, budgeting and organisational skills.
  • Ability to build and lead a strong academic team.
  • Project management capability.
  • A good knowledge of standard Microsoft packages (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work and build relationships with a range of partners, stakeholders and external clients and contractors.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for international collaboration.

Experience:

Essential:

  • Proven experience in delivery of business and management education at undergraduate level
  • Proven experience of teaching and supervising theses at Master’s level
  • Experience in programme design
  • Experience of communicating effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Financial management experience

Desirable:

  • Strong personal networks in academia and industry
  • Record of pedagogical innovation
  • Familiarity with quality assurance and international accreditation requirements
  • Successful research experience in business and management or a cognate discipline
  • Experience of line management

Terms and Conditions:

The appointment will be made at the appropriate level, according to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days plus private sector national holidays applicable in Oman.

Job Title:

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Reader

Job Summary:

Muscat University, Sultanate of Oman, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic to implement and lead a set of three new degree programme within a completely new university, commencing operation in 2017 with strong support from private and Government sources in this fascinating and fast-growing country.  The Faculty of Engineering and Technology comprises the BEng Chemical Engineering in partnership with Aston University in the UK, and the MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes as well as the MSc Process Systems Engineering, both in partnership with Cranfield University in the UK.  Graduates from the programmes will receive degrees from both Muscat and Aston/Cranfield, and international accreditation will be sought.

As Programmes Leader you will have full responsibility for completing development of the degree programme, for recruiting and leading a staff team, and for ensuring successful commencement of operations, albeit with a small initial student cohort, in late 2017.  You will be experienced in a wide range of learning and teaching approaches, and will be able to demonstrate excellence and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment.  You will also work in effective collaboration with academic colleagues in Muscat, Aston and Cranfield to enhance curricula, foster interdisciplinary links, and contribute to the wider strategic, academic and operational leadership of the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Complete the development of the BEng Chemical Engineering programme in conjunction with Aston University, UK, in order to achieve a successful launch in October 2017.
  2. Complete the development of the MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes and MSc Process Systems Engineering, in conjunction with Cranfield University, in order to achieve a successful launch in October 2017.
  3. Ensure all necessary content and material is in place for the degree programme in time for each part of the course to be delivered: this will involve adaptation of Aston-sourced material to the Oman context, and the addition of supplementary material for example to illustrate chemical engineering applications relevant to Oman industry.
  4. Ensure all necessary pastoral support is available to students both at Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate levels to enable them to succeed on their programmes.
  5. Work with consultants to design and develop the chemistry laboratories in the new premises currently being built for Muscat University.
  6. Recruit and induct the necessary staff and lead delivery and practical organization of flying faculty from the partner universities with the aim of maintaining the highest possible standards in learning, teaching and assessment.
  7. Contribute to wider academic policy and planning across the University.
  8. Ensure fulfilment of University responsibilities in student admissions, instruction, progression and examination; availability of pastoral assistance and adherence to the relevant regulations.
  9. Monitor student attendance and performance, and obtain student feedback in order to enhance the course over time.
  10. Develop and monitor appropriate evaluation, quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms.
  11. Consult with international professional bodies, including the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), with a view to successfully securing accreditation when the first cohort graduates, and work to ensure that accreditation requirements are fully met.
  12. Consult with relevant national regulators, primarily the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) to ensure that statutory requirements are met and that university’s policies, systems and procedures are observed and applied.
  13. Undertake suitable personal scholarship and in due course, develop with colleagues appropriate research activities and ensure synergy between research and teaching.

Planning and management

  1. Lead disciplinary input to the recruitment and selection of students, ensuring fair and transparent processes are followed and that able, motivated students enter the programme.
  2. Coordinate with Aston and Cranfield colleagues to ensure that the programmes are of the same quality and rigour as the partner equivalent and that good practice is exchanged between the three Universities.
  3. Oversee the training and induction of Muscat staff to achieve Aston / Cranfield ‘Recognised Teacher Status’.
  4. Develop a programme delivery plan in consultation with senior University management and take responsibility for its implementation.
  5. Plan, budget for and organise the programme resources to ensure effective delivery, review monthly spend, monitor and ensure budgetary compliance and make a case for further investments as necessary.
  6. Ensure that the highest standards of good practice are observed in respect of health, safety, environment and professional ethics.
  7. Undertake other tasks as requested by University senior management.

Communications and external relations

  1. Act as the first point of contact on all academic issues connected with the programmes.
  2. Assist University staff in the promotion of the Faculty’s offerings in order to attract a high quality student intake and build a strong reputation with employers.
  3. Maintain, extend and utilise personal networks within the national HE sector and across the international engineering and technology community, creating a strong profile and esteem for Muscat University, and participate in relevant international conferences, etc., to this end.
  4. Network into the national HE sector and relevant practitioner community.
  5. Develop extensive links with employers, assemble an advisory panel including representatives of major employers of engineers, and draw on and apply the advice of panel members as appropriate.
  6. Monitor and ensure the quality of communications between the programme and external stakeholders.

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Academic Affairs

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualification:

Essential:

  • Education to doctoral level in chemical engineering or a closely related discipline
  • High professional and ethical standards

Desirable:

  • Chartered membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers or of a similar professional institution
  • Experience in an industry relevant to chemical engineering or process systems engineering

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work across cultural and geographic boundaries.
  • Planning, budgeting and organisational skills.
  • Ability to build and lead a strong academic team.
  • Project management capability.
  • A good knowledge of standard Microsoft packages (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work and build relationships with a range of partners, stakeholders and external clients and contractors.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for international collaboration.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness and availability to liaise with international colleagues within and outside normal working hours

Experience:

Essential:

  • Proven experience in delivery of chemical engineering education at undergraduate level
  • Proven experience of teaching and supervising theses at Master’s level
  • Experience in programme design
  • Experience of communicating effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Financial management experience

Desirable:

  • Strong personal networks in academia and industry
  • Record of pedagogical innovation
  • Familiarity with quality assurance and international accreditation requirements
  • Successful research experience in chemical engineering or a cognate discipline
  • Experience of line management

Terms and Conditions:

The appointment will be made at the appropriate level, according to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days plus private sector national holidays applicable in Oman.

Job Title:

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Reader

Job Summary:

Muscat University, Sultanate of Oman, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic to implement and lead a set of three new degree programme within a completely new university, commencing operation in 2017 with strong support from private and Government sources in this fascinating and fast-growing country.  The Faculty of Transport and Logistics comprises of the BSc Logistics with Supply Chain in partnership with Aston University in the UK, and the MSc Air Transport Management as well as the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management; both in partnership with Cranfield University in the UK.  Graduates from the programmes will receive degrees from both Muscat and Aston/Cranfield, and international accreditation will be sought.

As Programmes Leader you will have full responsibility for completing development of the programme, for recruiting and leading a staff team, and for ensuring successful commencement of operations, albeit with a small initial student cohort, in late 2017.  You will be experienced in a wide range of learning and teaching approaches, and will be able to demonstrate excellence and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment.  You will also work in effective collaboration with academic colleagues in Muscat, Aston and Cranfield to enhance curricula, foster interdisciplinary links, and contribute to the wider strategic, academic and operational leadership of the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Complete the development of the BSc Logistics with Supply Chain Management programme in conjunction with Aston University, UK, in order to achieve a successful launch in October 2017.
  2. Complete the development of the MSc Air Transport Management and MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, in conjunction with Cranfield University, in order to achieve a successful launch in October 2017.
  3. Oversee the industrial placement element of the programmes building ties with industry to facilitate placement of students.
  4. Ensure all necessary content and material is in place for the programme in time for each part of the course to be delivered: this will involve adaptation of Aston-sourced material to the Oman context, and the addition of supplementary material for example to illustrate logistics applications relevant to Oman industry.
  5. Ensure all necessary pastoral support is available to students both at Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate levels to enable them to succeed on their programmes.
  6. Recruit and induct the necessary staff and lead delivery and practical organization of flying faculty from the partner universities with the aim of maintaining the highest possible standards in learning, teaching and assessment.
  7. Contribute to wider academic policy and planning across the University.
  8. Ensure fulfilment of University responsibilities in student admissions, instruction, progression and examination; availability of pastoral assistance and adherence to the relevant regulations.
  9. Monitor student attendance and performance, and obtain student feedback in order to enhance the course over time.
  10. Develop and monitor appropriate evaluation, quality assurance and enhancement mechanisms.
  11. Consult with international professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), with a view to successfully securing accreditation when the first cohort graduates, and work to ensure that accreditation requirements are fully met.
  12. Consult with relevant national regulators, primarily the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) to ensure that statutory requirements are met and that university’s policies, systems and procedures are observed and applied.
  13. Undertake suitable personal scholarship and in due course, develop with colleagues appropriate research activities and ensure synergy between research and teaching.

Planning and management

  1. Lead disciplinary input to the recruitment and selection of students, ensuring fair and transparent processes are followed and that able, motivated students enter the programme.
  2. Coordinate with Aston and Cranfield colleagues to ensure that the programmes are of the same quality and rigour as the partner equivalent and that good practice is exchanged between the three Universities.
  3. Oversee the training and induction of Muscat staff to achieve Aston / Cranfield ‘Recognised Teacher Status’.
  4. Develop a programme delivery plan in consultation with senior University management and take responsibility for its implementation.
  5. Plan, budget for and organise the programme resources to ensure effective delivery, review monthly spend, monitor and ensure budgetary compliance and make a case for further investments as necessary.
  6. Ensure that the highest standards of good practice are observed in respect of health, safety, environment and professional ethics.
  7. Undertake other tasks as requested by University senior management.

Communications and external relations

  1. Act as the first point of contact on all academic issues connected with the programmes.
  2. Assist University staff in the promotion of the Faculty’s offerings in order to attract a high quality student intake and build a strong reputation with employers.
  3. Maintain, extend and utilise personal networks within the national HE sector and across the international logistics and supply chain community, creating a strong profile and esteem for Muscat University, and participate in relevant international conferences, etc., to this end.
  4. Network into the national HE sector and relevant practitioner community.
  5. Develop extensive links with employers, assemble an advisory panel including representatives of major employers of engineers, and draw on and apply the advice of panel members as appropriate.
  6. Monitor and ensure the quality of communications between the programme and external stakeholders.

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Academic Affairs

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualification:

Essential:

  • Education to doctoral level in logistics and supply chain or a closely related discipline
  • High professional and ethical standards

Desirable:

  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or of a similar professional institution
  • Experience in an industry relevant to logistics and supply chain

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work across cultural and geographic boundaries.
  • Planning, budgeting and organisational skills.
  • Ability to build and lead a strong academic team.
  • Project management capability.
  • A good knowledge of standard Microsoft packages (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work and build relationships with a range of partners, stakeholders and external clients and contractors.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for international collaboration.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness and availability to liaise with international colleagues within and outside normal working hours

Experience:

Essential:

  • Proven experience in delivery of logistics and supply chain education at undergraduate level
  • Proven experience of teaching and supervising theses at Master’s level
  • Experience in programme design
  • Experience of communicating effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Financial management experience

Desirable:

  • Strong personal networks in academia and industry
  • Record of pedagogical innovation
  • Familiarity with quality assurance and international accreditation requirements
  • Successful research experience in logistics and supply chain or a cognate discipline
  • Experience of line management

Terms and Conditions:

The appointment will be made at the appropriate level, according to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days plus private sector national holidays applicable in Oman.