Job Title:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Job Summary:

This is a predominantly teaching focused position to manage and support cross-faculty delivery of postgraduate, undergraduate, foundation and executive programmes.  With an ethos of providing an exceptional student experience, the post holder will work with Directors of Programmes and the UK visiting faculty to ensure efficient and effective delivery of modules. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that curriculum management and enhancement activities comply with required standards of the Omani accreditation authorities and those of the UK partners – Aston University and Cranfield University.

For appointment to the Lecturer rank, a minimum of a PhD qualification is needed along with one-year experience of higher education (HE) teaching (including at undergraduate level). For appointment to the SL rank, a minimum of PhD is required from an accredited university, ideally UK based and AACSB accredited, and with a minimum of three years’ post-doctoral HE teaching (including at master’s level) or industry experiences. Experience of the UK HE sector and/or the Omani and GCC HE environments would be an advantage, as would strong links to industry and experience of an international context. In addition to teaching, the post-holder at the SL level will be responsible for developing and supervising research projects , building collaborations and leading-edge practice through an international publication record.

The post-holder will have primary responsibility for teaching Accounting modules and supporting relevant programmes in the Faculty of Business and Management and, if required,  contribution to relevant teaching in other Faculties as well as on executive education courses, as necessary. Therefore, a flexible and collaborative approach to teaching and supporting student learning is required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Deliver a high-quality teaching experience in the undergraduate (BSc) programmes that is delivered in conjunction with Aston University, UK; in foundation and pre-masters programmes, and in executive programmes.
  2. Work as tutor in the MSc programme modules that are delivered by the flying faculty from Cranfield University, and as superviser of student projects.
  3. Ensure all necessary content and material is in place for the degree programmes in time for each part of the course to be delivered by the flying faculty members from Aston University and Cranfield University.
  4. Construct and plan student assignments, module delivery and assessment, ensuring coherence and relevance, in consultation with the Module Leaders from partner universities – Aston and Cranfield.
  5. Liaise with the Programmes Directors (PD) on all student matters & timetable planning and manage module timetables, content & resource areas, liaising with academic & technical staff as appropriate.
  6. Help and support students through the final term of the academic year to aid progression into the following year.
  7. Initiate high quality learning & teaching/training activities that reflect the needs and contemporary currency of the subject, to foster a group dynamic and peer learning.
  8. Ensure all learning experiences comply with the expectations of all related standards of the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA).
  9. Monitor the student voice through meetings, surveys and reviews and liaise with the PDs in relation to findings, initiating solutions to any student dissatisfaction or other issues.
  10. Attend Open Days, external events and auditions/interviews as required by the PDs to support recruitment activities.
  11. Maintain flexible working patterns which include some evening and weekend work in support of Programme/Faculty/University business.
  12. Coordinate with the PDs to actively engage with businesses/professional bodies/schools and colleges/communities/enterprises, etc., organize student outreach and invite industry speakers to enhance the student experience and facilitate industrial placement of students, as appropriate.
  13. Be prepared to travel (including overseas) on University business.
  14. Organize, prepare and participate in University meetings and events including Boards of Examiners, Programme Reviews, Planning and Monitoring committees, and Student/Staff Liaison.
  15. Work with the PDs and other University representatives to ensure student attainment, success and progression by monitoring student attendance and performance, and obtaining student feedback.

* The job description may be altered at any time in the future in line with the level of the post to meet changing institutional requirements, but only in full consultation with the post-holder.

Responsible To

Director of Programmes, Faculty of Business and Management

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualification:

Essential:

  • PhD (or equivalence) in Accounting or closely related areas.
  • A good taught degree in Accounting.
  • Subject knowledge in Finance.

Desirable:

  • PhD from an internationally accredited university, ideally UK based and/or AACSB accredited.
  • Professional qualifications and/or memberships in recognized bodies.
  • Fellowship of the HE Academy or willingness to work towards (within 18 months).
  • Academic background in Business Law will be an advantage.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • An appropriate level of digital capability with practical experience of applications
  • Ability to communicate with clarity on complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers, using high level skills and a range of media
  • A high level ability to think critically and promote innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrates competences, core behaviours and supplementary behaviours that support and promote the University’s core values
  • Demonstrates professionalism in learning / teaching and the values of the UK Professional Standards Framework for HE
  • Committed to ensuring a high quality student experience
  • Promotes a high performance culture, fostering continuous improvement and driving quality
  • Excellent ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, internally and externally
  • Ability to devise, advise on and manage research programmes
  • Track record of published research in peer reviewed journals / professional journals

Experience:

Essential:

  • At least two years’ experience of higher education teaching (including at undergraduate level) for Lecturer position and at least three years’ post-doctoral higher education teaching (including at master’s level) for SL position.

Desirable:

  • Experience of the UK higher education sector and/or the Omani and GCC higher education environments.
  • Strong links to industry and experience of an international context.
  • Academic accreditation or quality assurance experiences.
  • Professional background in Business Law will be an advantage.

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.

Application

For informal discussion please contact Dr. Taimur Sharif, Programmes Director (PD), Faculty of Business and Management (tsharif@muscatuniversity.edu.om).

Applicants should provide a current CV (5 pages maximum) and a cover letter (3 pages maximum) justifying their suitability for the position. In doing so, applicants should use their qualifications, experience in teaching and research in an HE environment, teaching areas of interest and ability, and motivation for applying to Muscat University.

While we value the interest shown by every applicant, we are able to respond only to short-listed candidates. Interviews are expected to take place from 15th October 2017.

Deadline

Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.

Job Title:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (SL) in Chemical Engineering (Process)

Job Summary:

This is a predominantly teaching focused position to manage and support delivery of postgraduate, undergraduate, foundation and executive programmes. With an ethos of providing an exceptional student experience, the post holder will work with Directors of Programmes and the UK visiting faculty to ensure efficient and effective delivery of modules. The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that curriculum management and enhancement activities comply with required standards of the Omani accreditation authorities and those of the UK partners – Aston University and Cranfield University.

For appointment to the Lecturer rank, a minimum of a PhD qualification is needed with proven post-doctoral higher education teaching (including at undergraduate level) and experience of supervising theses at Masters level. For appointment to the SL rank, a minimum of a completed PhD is required from an accredited university, ideally UK based and AACSB accredited, and a minimum of three years’ post-doctoral higher education teaching (including at Masters level). Experience of the UK higher education sector and/or the Omani and GCC higher education environments would be an advantage, as would strong links to industry and experience of an international context. In addition to teaching, the post-holder at the SL level will be responsible for developing research projects and supervising student projects, as required, and to contribute to a growing research reputation by building collaborations and leading-edge practice through an active international publication record.

The post-holder will have primary responsibility for teaching Process Systems Engineering modules, laboratory supervision, and supporting relevant programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and, if required, contribution to relevant teaching in foundation programmes as well as on executive education courses.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Deliver a high-quality teaching experience in foundation, undergraduate (BSc), laboratory, pre-masters, postgraduate (MSc) programmes and in executive programmes in conjunction with Muscat University partners.
  2. Work as tutor in the MSc programme modules that are delivered by the flying faculty from Cranfield University, and as supervisor of student projects.
  3. Ensure all necessary content and material is in place for the degree programmes in time for each part of the course to be delivered by the flying faculty members from Aston University and Cranfield University.
  4. Construct and plan student assignments, module delivery and assessment, ensuring coherence and relevance, in consultation with the Module Leaders from partner universities – Aston and Cranfield.
  5. Liaise with the Directors of Programmes on all student matters & timetable planning and manage module timetables, content & resource areas, liaising with academic & technical staff as appropriate.
  6. Initiate high-quality learning and teaching/training activities that reflect the needs and contemporary currency of the subject and to foster a group dynamic and peer learning.
  7. Engage with students and demonstrators during laboratory sessions to ensure a high level of understanding is achieved by the students.
  8. Ensure all learning experiences comply with the expectations of all related standards of the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA).
  9. Monitor the student voice through meetings, surveys and reviews and liaise with the Director of Programmes in relation to findings, initiating solutions to any student dissatisfaction or other issues.
  10. Formulate and coordinate the Final Year Project (undergrad and postgrad) to ensure a consistent and rigorous process, including liaising with industry where necessary.
  11. Attend Open Days, external events and interviews as required by the Directors of Programmes to support recruitment activities.
  12. Maintain flexible working patterns which include some evening and weekend work in support of Programme/Faculty/University business.
  13. Coordinate with the PDs to actively engage with businesses/professional bodies/schools and colleges/communities/enterprises, etc., organize student outreach and invite industry speakers to enhance the student experience and facilitate industrial placement of students, as appropriate.
  14. Be prepared to travel (including overseas) on University business.
  15. Organize, prepare and participate in University meetings and events including Boards of Examiners, Programme Reviews, Planning and Monitoring committees, and Student/Staff Liaison.
  16. Work with the PDs and other University representatives to ensure student attainment, success and progression by monitoring student attendance and performance, and obtaining student feedback.

* The job description may be altered at any time in the future in line with the level of the post to meet changing institutional requirements, but only in full consultation with the post-holder.

Responsible To

Director of Programmes, Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualification:

Essential:

  • PhD (or equivalence) in Chemical Engineering or closely related areas.
  • A good honours degree in Chemical Engineering related fields.
  • Academic background in Chemical Engineering.

Desirable:

  • PhD from an internationally accredited university, ideally UK based and/or AACSB accredited.
  • Professional qualifications and/or memberships in recognized bodies.
  • Fellowship of the HE Academy or willingness to work towards (within 18 months).

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • An appropriate level of digital capability with practical experience of applications
  • Experience and ability to lecture in the fields of Chemical Engineering
  • Experience with process simulation software such as ASPEN HYSYS and/or ASPEN PLUS and CAE/CAD of chemical plants.
  • A high level ability to think critically and promote innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrates competences, core behaviours and supplementary behaviours that support and promote the University’s core values
  • Demonstrates professionalism in learning / teaching and the values of the UK Professional Standards Framework for HE
  • Committed to ensuring a high quality student experience
  • Promotes a high performance culture, fostering continuous improvement and driving quality
  • Excellent ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, internally and externally
  • Ability to devise, advise on and manage research programmes
  • Track record of published research in peer reviewed journals / professional journals

Experience:

Essential:

  • At least two years’ experience of higher education teaching (including at undergraduate level) for Lecturer position and at least three years’ post-doctoral higher education teaching (including at master’s level) for SL position.

Desirable:

  • Experience of the UK higher education sector and/or the Omani and GCC higher education environments.
  • Strong links to industry and experience of an international context.
  • Academic accreditation or quality assurance experiences.
  • Professional background in Chemical Engineering will be an advantage.

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.

Application

For informal discussion please contact Dr. Nader Mosavat, Director of Programmes, Faculty of Engineering and technology (nmosavat@muscatuniversity.edu.om).

Applicants should provide a current CV (5 pages maximum) and a cover letter (3 pages maximum) justifying their suitability for the position. In doing so, applicants should use their qualifications, experience in teaching and research in an HE environment, teaching areas of interest and ability, and motivation for applying to Muscat University.

While we value the interest shown by every applicant, we are able to respond only to short-listed candidates. Interviews are expected to take place from 1st November 2017.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.

Deadline

Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.

Job Title:

Executive Education Manager, Muscat University

Job Summary:

The Manager of Executive Education will work to manage and to support the strategic and operational priorities of Muscat University’s executive education programmes and provision. The Manager will undertake a wide variety of activities as Muscat University launches the executive education programmes, which includes a variety of short-course certificated programmes in technical disciplines, project and programme management, general management and leadership. S/he will work collaboratively with the entire Muscat University team and its partners to bring this exciting educational provision to life.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  1. Works closely with faculty and staff to develop a portfolio of non-degree awarded Executive Education and training programmes that are either open-enrolment or tailored to specific needs of client organisations identified.
  2. Identifies, develops, and manages business development activities and ongoing relationships with clients seeking to build the capacity of leaders within their organisation through Executive Education in Oman and the GCC.
  3. Manages and supports programme strategies, objectives, and long-term goals in collaboration with the Muscat University team and faculties.
  4. Supports financial, operational, and administrative aspects of the Executive Education provision at Muscat University.
  5. Based on market research, recommends appropriate Executive Education programmes that address specific identified needs of organisations using a variety of business models ensuring profitability and sustainability for Muscat University.
  6. Supports the development of admissions criteria, systems, and processes.
  7. Develops and manages proposals and other communication materials to market and promote the programmes to prospective organisations and the wider public in Oman and the GCC.
  8. Coordinates the time scheduling of faculty and other teaching-related staff to deliver high quality Executive Education programmes.

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise and Engagement

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Role Dimensions

This post has people management and budget management responsibilities.

Experience required:

  • A Bachelor degree in education, business, administration, or related field. A high level of proficiency in English and Arabic, both oral and written, is essential, At least 3-5 years of management experience is required, ideally within an educational environment.

Attributes / Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in business development, complex sales, strategic partnerships required.
  • Demonstrated experience in management consulting or professional services industries.
  • Knowledge of the executive education market/industry on a GCC and global scale required.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with professionals at all levels in diverse settings; must be flexible, reliable, responsive, and resourceful.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of organisations in the private and public sector, including government agencies.
  • Experience in people management internal or external.
  • Excellent self-management skills and the proven ability to meet deadlines and targets.
  • Report writing and analytical and research skills.
  • Enthusiasm for continuous professional development.

Interpersonal 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.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Organisational skills with a methodical nature.
  • Able to work well under pressure.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in this role.

Deadline

Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.

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Job Title:

Receptionist , Muscat University

Job Summary:

Responsible for handling front office reception and administrative duties, including greeting guests and offering them hospitality, answering phones, handling university enquiries, and sorting and distributing mail.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Receive and screen all incoming phone calls and connect them to appropriate personnel.
  • Answer enquiries about the University
  • Sort out and hand over important packages, deliveries, or messages to appropriate departments within the University
  • Take and relay messages
  • Provide generic information to callers
  • Greet visitors warmly and make sure they are comfortable
  • Direct persons to correct destination
  • Deal with queries from the public and customers
  • Ensure knowledge of staff movements in and out of organization.
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support
  • Coordinate mail flow in and out of office
  • Prepare correspondence and documents
  • Schedule appointments
  • Maintain appointment diary either manually or electronically
  • Monitor and maintain office equipment
  • Control inventory relevant to reception area
  • Monitor and replenish stationery for the University
  • Maintain the professional appearance of the reception area

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise and Engagement

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Role Dimensions

This post has people management and budget management responsibilities.

Experience required:

  • High school diploma generally required
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software application
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices
  • Keyboard skills
  • Ability to work a switchboard

Attributes / Skills:

  • Professional personal presentation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to manage large amounts of information
  • Strong organizing and planning skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work on own initiative
  • Highly reliable
  • Stress tolerance

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • A friendly and helpful attitude

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in this role.

Deadline

Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.

Job Title:

Learning Resource Centre Specialist, Muscat University

Job Summary:

To provide help, advice, and training to students, Executive Education delegates, researchers, and academic and other staff to ensure they’re able to make the best use of information to achieve their learning, development, teaching, and other career goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Academic liaison with responsibility for supporting students across all programmes and degree levels.
  • Developing an understanding of programmes and courses and their associated information needs.
  • Communicating with partner Universities using a variety of methods and channels to proactively and effectively anticipate support requirements.
  • Identifying the appropriate resources required to support programmes and courses in consultation with other staff involved in course delivery.
  • Liaising with course teams to ensure that all learners have an opportunity to receive information literacy teaching and ongoing access to 1-2-1 support throughout their course of study.
  • Preparing and delivering sessions to students which cover a variety of information skills including: the importance of using professional and scholarly information sources, matching information needs to key resources, effective search strategies and approaches to finding information, understanding and avoiding plagiarism and constructing references and in-text citations.
  • Answering enquiries received from customers on and off campus, via telephone, e-mail or in person, within a specified timeframe to demonstrate knowledge and skills to provide accurate and comprehensive responses to enquiries, and to work to very high standards of customer service, which contribute to the University’s strategic objective of providing students with a premier learning experience.
  • Demonstrating a proactive approach to customer support, especially for remote learners.
  • Promoting and facilitating the use of electronic and print resources
  • Managing library collections including managing book orders and online database subscriptions.
  • Engaging with academic staff on the evaluation and selection of resources.
  • Classifying print and electronic resources to support learning, teaching and development.
  • Participating in evaluation trials electronic business resources, and the provision of feedback.
  • Establishing networking relationships with information specialists working in the wider Library & Information Services community, especially those working in management and business school libraries to identify best practice and exchange information. Attend professional events and make presentations.
  • Contributing to service development.
  • Database Administration and Support including assisting with the support of the specialist databases which are used by academic staff, researchers and students to collect and analyse finance data.
  • Liaising with IT Service Desk to ensure software updates are loaded correctly onto student PCs.

Responsible To

Academic Affairs Manager

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Role Dimensions

This post has no budget management responsibilities.

Experience required:

Essential:

  • First degree in a related subject area.
  • Experience of working in an academic library.
  • Experience of interaction with academic staff.
  • Experience of developing presentations and training sessions.

Desirable:

  • Postgraduate qualification in a related field.
  • Teaching qualification.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience of working effectively in a team environment.

Attributes / Skills:

  • Accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships.
  • Training and presentation skills.
  • Ability to explain potentially complex issues in a tactful fashion.
  • Self-motivated, methodical and highly organised.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • A high level of proficiency in both Arabic and English, both oral and written, is essential.
  • Awareness of issues in HE libraries.
  • Knowledge of information resources [in specific subject area(s)].
  • Ability to demonstrate positive team working behaviours and work effectively within a small, closely-knit team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including confidence in relating to users and colleagues within the Library Service.
  • Willingness to meet the needs of students in a library context.
  • Ability to maintain a consistent and high standard of work.
  • A professional approach.
  • Ability to show initiative and contribute to the development of the Library service.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Able to work evenings as well as daytime hours.
  • To be willing to keep skills up to date by undertaking regular relevant training as required by the University.
  • Commitment to the provision of high quality services.
  • Maintain a positive ‘can-do’ attitude to work.
  • Responsive to change.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in this role.

Deadline

Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.

Job Title:

Quality Assurance Manager, Muscat University

Job Summary:

The main functions of this role would be to support Quality Assurance at MU through managing reviews of academic and support departments, promoting and embedding quality systems, coordinating institutional reviews and programme approval processes, servicing university-wide quality assurance structures, and helping to monitor and improve the effectiveness of MU’s Quality Management Systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Achieves quality assurance operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans;
  • Develops quality assurance plans in accordance with OAAA and QAA standards;
  • Develop quality assurance processes and procedures to ensure that the quality of provision and standards of MUs awards are maintained;
  • Leads the development, implementation and review of the Muscat University’s quality assurance plan and processes for taught courses and research degrees;
  • Works collaboratively and authoritatively with academic staff activities, including the provision of training and guidance;
  • Maintains appropriate and accessible archives of quality assurance documentation;
  • Facilitates external evaluation of the University and accreditation of academic programs by OAAA and/ or professional bodies;
  • Advises management and staff on developments within the fields of quality assurance and enhancement.

Responsible To

Executive Director, Quality, Government and Investor Relations

Location

Muscat, Oman.

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualification:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in quality assurance in HEIs.
  • Master’s degree (as minimum) in quality assurance.
  • Proficiency in Arabic & English, both oral and written, is essential.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Excellent knowledge of OAAA and QAA quality frameworks.
  • Excellent self-management skills and the proven ability to meet deadlines and targets.
  • Report writing, analytical and research skills.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent team work 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 writing and oral communication skills.
  • Persuasion and negotiation skills.

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 to Oman.

Deadline

Deadline: Thursday 16th November 2017.

Job Title:

Facilities Manager, Muscat University

Job Summary:

Manages Muscat University campus, rented space, building services and facilities that support the University’s operations. Ensures the University has the most suitable and well maintained working environment for its students, staff and tenants, and fully supports their activities and the mission and vision of the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  1. Directs, coordinates, plans and agrees contracts for essential central services such as reception, security, maintenance, mail, cleaning, catering, waste disposal and recycling
  2. Prepares documents to put out tenders for contractors
  3. Checks that agreed work by staff or contractors has been completed satisfactorily and following up on any deficiencies
  4. Ensures that basic facilities, such as water and electricity, are well-maintained
  5. Leads by using performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement
  6. Manages budgets, calculates and compares costs for required goods or services to achieve maximum value for money
  7. Plans for future development in line with strategic University objectives
  8. Manages and leads change to ensure minimum disruption to core activities
  9. Ensures that the building meets Health & Safety regulations and that facilities comply with legislation of the Sultanate of Oman
  10. Advises the University on increasing energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  11. Oversees building projects, renovations or refurbishments
  12. Assists Muscat University tenants with enquiries, issues responding to their needs
  13. Drafts reports and makes written recommendations to the Senior Executive of the University
  14. Responds appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and deals with the consequences.

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise and Engagement

Location

Muscat, Oman (some travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Role Dimensions

This post has no budget management responsibilities.

Experience required:

  • A Bachelor degree in facilities management or equivalent Qualified Surveying Professional. A high level of proficiency in both Arabic and English, both oral and written, is essential, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in facilities management.

Attributes / Skills:

  • Knowledge of Omani Health and Safety law and environmental legislation within the built environment.
  • Understanding of facilities services and the contribution they make to organisational wellbeing.
  • Excellent self-management skills and the proven ability to meet deadlines and targets.
  • Report writing and analytical and research skills.

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.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in this role.

Deadline

Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.

Job Title:

Marketing & Student Recruitment Officer, Muscat University

Job Summary:

Responsible for supporting all aspects of the marketing and student recruitment function at Muscat University. In addition to general and administrative support duties, the role will specifically involve coordinating the schools’ recruitment policy of Muscat University. This will include all promotional activity to prospective students from Government High Schools and International Schools in Oman.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Carrying out marketing tasks to promote Muscat University to potential full-time and part-time students including but not limited to events, competitions, web based initiatives and publications.
  • Marketing and promotion of Muscat University Foundation, Bachelors and Masters programmes to key market segments at exhibitions and fairs throughout Oman.
  • Planning, arranging and delivering presentations about the University to schools. This will include visits out to schools and Muscat University visits by schools.
  • A key responsibility will be to develop and maintain close relationships with Guidance Counsellors within the target schools for Muscat University.
  • Maintain a database of contacts for guidance counsellors and schools.
  • Monitoring and feeding back on developments in the market place and competitor activities.
  • Assist the Media Relations Officer in preparing Press Releases and Social Media updates.
  • Additional marketing and administration tasks as delegated by the Director of Marketing and/or Student Recruitment Manager.

Responsible To

Director of Marketing and Recruitment

Location

Muscat, Oman (some travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Role Dimensions

This post has no budget management responsibilities.

Experience required:

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in a marketing or sales role.
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Marketing, Administration or related fields.
  • Experience of dealing with Government High Schools and/or International Schools in Oman preferred.

Attributes / Skills:

  • Excellent verbal presentation skills in both English and Arabic.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Education Sector in Oman.
  • Articulate, objective with good relationship building skills.
  • Highly organised with an ability to project manage.
  • Initiative & ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to interact skilfully and confidently with colleagues and a wide range of third parties, to develop ideas, identify opportunities and influence outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong desire to achieve and succeed.
  • Must hold a driving licence.

Key Relationships:

  • Director of Marketing and Recruitment
  • Student Recruitment Manager
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Admissions Office
  • Deans of Schools
  • Guidance Counsellors / School Principals.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in this role. All documents to be sent in English. Please note that preference for this role will be given to Omani citizens.

Deadline

Deadline: Thursday 2nd November 2017.

Job Title:

Pathway Programme Physics & Maths Tutor, Muscat University

Job Summary:

The Physics & Maths tutor will lead the two Physics modules on the Muscat University Foundation Programme as well as doing some Foundation-level Maths teaching.  This is essentially teaching Physics at around the British A level standard for students who want to progress onto a BEng Chemical Engineering delivered in partnership with Aston University. The Physics & Maths tutor will be responsible for planning and delivering interesting, useful and engaging Physics & Maths lessons to students on Muscat University’s Foundation Programme. The Physics & Maths tutor will also be required to create, deliver and mark assessments for the physics and maths modules.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Teach Physics and Maths classes on the Muscat University Foundation Programme.
  • Create and mark physics and maths assessments on the Foundation Programme.
  • Review the current physics modules and make recommendations for improvements if required.
  • Provide pastoral care to students on the Foundation Programme via tutorial sessions.
  • Administrative duties relating to teaching (assessment, standardisation, moderation, lesson preparation, report writing, attendance of regular course and general meetings).
  • Effective liaison with Muscat University Senior Management, the Director of Pathway Programmes, other members of the Pathway Programme team, and academic staff.
  • Any other reasonable duties appropriate to the post.

Responsible To

Director Pathway Programmes

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualification:

  • Substantial experience of full-time physics and maths teaching at high school/pre-university level e.g. Foundation Programme.
  • Bachelor degree in Physics or closely related field.
  • A relevant teaching qualification e.g. a PGCE.
  • A high level of proficiency in English e.g. a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0+ for non-native speakers.
  • Experience of physics curriculum development and creating assessments.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Enthusiasm for continuing professional development.
  • Very good understanding and use of IT to aid teaching and learning e.g. use of Moodle.
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • Confidence in analyzing student work and providing constructive feedback.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Able to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Able to rise to the challenges of a new HEI in the Sultanate of Oman.

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 to Oman.

Deadline

Deadline: Thursday 2nd November 2017.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) with the name of two referees.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted by 17 May 2017

Job Title:

English Language Tutors

Job Summary:

Muscat University, Sultanate of Oman, is calling for expressions of interest for the positions of English Language Tutors (ELTs).  ELTs plan and teach a combination of General English and English for Academic Purposes to students on the Muscat University Foundation Programme. Tutors are responsible for planning and delivering interesting, useful and engaging lessons as well as carrying out formative and summative assessments. ELTs may also be required to plan and deliver in-sessional academic support to students on Muscat University’s suite of Master’s Programmes

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Planning and delivering up to 24 hours (one teaching hour = 45 minutes) per week to students on either the Undergraduate Foundation Programme or the Post-Graduate Academic Support Programme.
  2. Creating and marking English language assessments.
  3. Administrative duties relating to teaching and learning (assessment standardisation and moderation, lesson preparation, report writing, attendance at meetings etc.).
  4. Providing pastoral care to students on the Pathway Programmes via tutorial sessions.
  5. Being an effective ambassador for the University locally, regionally and internationally among Muscat University academics, parents, students and other ELT professionals in the region.
  6. Effective liaison with Muscat University Senior Management, the Director of Pathway Programmes, other members of the English Language Centre and academic staff.
  7. Actively participate in Muscat University’s Continuing Professional Development Programme.
  8. Any other reasonable duties appropriate to the post.

Responsible To

Director Pathway Programmes

Location

Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Education and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor degree, a teaching qualification e.g. the CELTA + two years relevant EFL/EAP teaching experience. Preferably, an MA in TESOL/Linguistics or a closely related-field and/or a DELTA teaching qualification.
  • Substantial experience of full-time EFL teaching together with some EAP teaching e.g. experience of teaching EAP on Foundation or Pre-Sessional Programmes.
  • Confidence in analysing language and providing constructive and explicit feedback on students’ spoken and written work.
  • English as a first language, or equivalent English language competence.
  • A strong belief in and commitment to the Muscat University mission, vision, and values.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Able to work in a team and individually to teach and assess to agreed standards and criteria.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet administrative and assessment deadlines.
  • A good understanding or IT and its application to teaching, learning and assessment e.g. the use of a VLE such as Moodle or Blackboard.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail

Experience:

  • Substantial experience of teaching EFL with some EAP teaching-related experience.
  • Preferably, experience of teaching English to post-graduate students e.g. Pre-Master’s teaching or in-sessional academic support
  • Experience of teaching students from the Middle East and/or Arabic learners of English

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) with the name of two referees.

List of Vacancies

Job Title:

Student recruitment Manager

Job Summary:

Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Recruitment and the relevant Muscat University teams, the appointee will be accountable for managing the recruitment processes in order to maximise both the quality and quantity of the applicant pool to the University and to build relationships with candidates in order to recruit high quality applicants. The appointee will ensure that the recruitment processes for Muscat University effectively serve a selective and demanding multi-cultural applicant group ready to make a significant personal and financial commitment to a high quality education. The appointee will also be closely involved with promoting Muscat University and its programmes locally, regionally and internationally through various marketing and recruitment initiatives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Travel within the Middle East and to other selected territories for the purposes of international student recruitment, marketing and general promotion of Muscat University (a minimum of 15 weeks per year).
  • Recruit suitably qualified international students from priority markets to annually agreed targets.
  • Develop and manage marketing plans for recruitment of international students in defined target markets.
  • Manage and grow business relationships with agents and other suppliers of students within priority markets; this includes development of new agreements with agents in conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Recruitment and ensuring that such agreements adhere to all internal policies and procedures in that regard.
  • Develop a sound knowledge of the University’s programme portfolio and of entry requirements in priority markets.
  • Regularly provide pre-departure and post-arrival advice and support to international students.
  • Regularly administer applications from international students, including liaising with relevant academic staff and others involved in the admissions process.
  • Communicate application decision to applicant and agent or university.
  • Follow up conditional offers and ensure all outstanding documentation is submitted by applicants.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Recruitment, track acceptances against allocated places in each program.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the University’s administration policies and procedures and ensure that these policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Recruitment and the Media Relations Officer, assist in the development and production of marketing and promotional materials, including online and social media content, suitable for both domestic and international recruitment.
  • Support the Director of Marketing and Recruitment in ensuring that Muscat University’s international activities comply fully with the aims and objectives of codes of practice and/or guidelines issued by the relevant authorities in Oman including the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Regularly undertake other relevant duties from time to time as directed by the Director of Marketing and Recruitment or other designated officer.

Responsible To

Director of Marketing and Recruitment.

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 Master’s degree or other higher level academic or professional qualification, preferably in an area closely related to business or marketing, is essential. At least 5 years’ experience of international student recruitment in a higher education context, including experience in staff management, is required. Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic, both oral and written, are essential.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in the role and describing how their experience in international student recruitment meets the requirements of this role with 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.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted by 7 February 2017

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, regional and international travel will 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.

Job Title:

HR Manager

Job Summary:

Maintains and enhances the university’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resource policies, programmes, and practices. Ensures Muscat University attracts and retains the right balance of staff in terms of skills and experience, and that appropriate training and development opportunities are available to all employees to enhance their performance and achieve Muscat University’s vision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews, improves, implements, develops and updates new HR policy for Muscat University.
  2. Develops with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements; maintains organisational structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all roles.
  3. Leads recruitment of staff including developing job descriptions and person specifications; prepares job adverts, checks application forms; assists with shortlisting of candidates; supports managers on candidate selection; conducts and analyses exit interviews and recommends appropriate changes; assists line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures.
  4. Prepares employee induction material and organises orientation and training programmes; analyses training needs in conjunction with line managers; prepares staff handbooks.
  5. Develops and implements policies on issues such as working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management.
  6. Maintains employee remuneration plans by conducting periodic salary reviews to maintain competitiveness; schedules and prepares job evaluations; prepares pay budgets; recommends, plans, and implements pay structure revisions.
  7. Administers payroll and maintains employee past and current records by designing a filing and retrieval system.
  8. Plans and organises annual appraisals for all employees and supports line managers to coach and mentor their direct reports; supports line managers during hearings and resolving employee grievances.
  9. Identifies Omani legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resource functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  10. Maintains employee benefits programmes and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommends benefit programmes to management; directs the process of benefit claims.
  11. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  12. Promotes equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation.

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise and Engagement

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 degree in Human Resources or equivalent Qualified HR Professional with a recognised HR body. A Master’s degree in HR will be highly regarded. A high level of proficiency in both Arabic and English, both oral and written, is essential.

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in human resources management.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Knowledge of Omani employment law and personnel best practice.
  • Understanding of HR services and the contribution they make to organisational wellbeing.
  • Knowledge of Omani HR policies and procedures and terms and conditions of employment.
  • Excellent self-management skills and the proven ability to meet deadlines and targets.
  • Report writing and analytical and research skills.

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.

Job Title:

Admissions Officer

Job Summary:

Implements the process of student admissions and enrolments from various channels including the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), international recruitment agents, and other partners. Establishes and fosters good working relations with marketing, recruitment and academic staff internal and external to Muscat University. Implements the outlined admissions work processes to ensure target goals for customer service, response time and accuracy are consistently exceeded. Coordinates and aligns admissions processes with Muscat University affiliate partner universities to ensure an integrated seamless student admissions approach.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Implements the student admissions processes for Muscat University and aligns them with the ones at our affiliate partner universities to create a seamless student experience.
  2. Processes and assesses local and international student applications and enrolments according to specified procedures within agreed timeframes.
  3. Provides information, advises and guides prospective students, their key influencers (parents, teachers, carers) and various other stakeholders (e.g. prospective employers) regarding future academic career pathways.
  4. Accurately responds to enquiries from University admissions staff, recruitment staff and partner agents according to specified procedures.
  5. Works with recruitment staff and faculties to administer the  admissions criteria, tests and policies.
  6. Manages and tracks application data on Student Information System database, ensuring all student records are accurate and current on all enrolment reports.
  7. Liaises with Muscat University recruitment staff to support agent relationship targets and optimise conversion.
  8. Provides content for Faculties liaison and the University’s social media to raise Muscat University’s profile and promote opportunities available to schools and business.
  9. Coordinates fee payment collection and refund procedures, liaises with students, partner agents and the Finance Department of Muscat University, when necessary.
  10. Assists with student orientation at the start of each intake to collect outstanding admissions documents from newly enrolled students.
  11. Collaborates with Muscat University staff to develop admissions and pre-arrival material for student recruitment staff and partner agents.
  12. Monitors and compiles application and enrolment statistics, agent trends and local market information.
  13. Proactively seeks and maintains accurate knowledge of all educational programmes offered by Muscat University.

Responsible To

Registrar and Director of Admissions and Student Administration

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 or other higher level academic or professional qualification, preferably in an area closely related to business or marketing. At least 2 years’ experience and knowledge gained within a local and or international admissions role is essential. Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic both written and oral is essential.

Skills and Aptitudes:

  • Customer service: Outstanding customer service skills—essential
  • Aattention to detail: ensuring applicants are receiving the correct information in a timely manner. —essential
  • Communication skills: Ability to work/communicate effectively and positively with a wide range of internal and external contacts at all levels — essential
  • Self ­organisation: able to prioritise tasks and work within deadlines—essential
  • Team work: able to work as a member of a team, making a contribution to the team’s goals – essential
  • Self ­motivated: able to thrive under pressure —essential
  • Written English: to have a good standard of written and spoken English, able to communicate information clearly – essential

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in the role and describing how their Human Resources professional experience meets the requirements of this role with Muscat University.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted by 7 February 2017

Job Title:

HR Officer, Muscat University

Job Summary:

Provides general day-to-day HR support across Muscat University’s HR function and in relation to all HR, Employee Benefits, Training and Development and other administration as necessary for Muscat University staff, all in compliance with Omani statutory obligations and international best practice.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Assists the HR Manager with all human resource matters, including reviewing and developing relevant Muscat University policies and procedures and providing advice in relation to employee performance, conduct and leave management.
  2. Assists with the administration, co-ordination and support of Muscat University staff recruitment.
  3. Assists line managers with preparations for annual appraisal disciplinary and grievance hearings as necessary.
  4. Manages and maintains contracts, personnel files and other employee information including annual leave allowances, and prepares staff handbooks.
  5. Administers payroll and maintains employee past and current records by designing a filing and retrieval system.
  6. Provides confidential advice and assistance to all staff.
  7. Develops an induction programme for new employees in consultation and assistance of the line manager.
  8. Coordinates and administers Muscat University training and development programmes liaising with external training bodies, as required. This includes providing support in relation to Health and Safety training records for all employees.
  9. Develops with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements; maintains organisational structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all roles.
  10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  11. Promotes equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation.

Responsible To

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Enterprise and Engagement

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 degree in Human Resources or equivalent Qualified HR Professional with a recognised HR body. A high level of proficiency in both Arabic and English, both oral and written, is essential.

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.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in this role.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted by 19/6/2017

Job Title:

Personal Assistant to VC, Muscat University

Job Summary:

Responsible for supporting high-level executives and management or entire departments. Provides administrative support and performs numerous duties, including scheduling, writing correspondence in both English and Arabic, emailing, handling visitors, routing callers, and answering questions and requests.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  1. Organize and manage Vice-Chancellors’ office assuring efficiency of the office operations and staff; coordinate communications; maintain Vice-Chancellor’s diary schedule and arrange appointments, meetings, conferences, travel and accommodations as necessary.
  2. Perform complex administrative and secretarial duties; take and transcribe dictation of letters, reports, bulletins and memoranda, including material of a confidential nature; compose difficult correspondence independently on a variety of matters, from hand notes, from rough drafts, transcription machine tapes or verbal instructions.
  3. Screen office and telephone callers; tactfully answer and assist in resolving caller concerns and complaints; answer questions and provide information concerning office functions and activities in accordance with established procedures; take messages and refer callers to appropriate personnel.
  4. Maintain an understanding of the programs and functions of the office and its relation to the university operation as a whole; maintain a variety of complex records and files related to Vice-Chancellor’s office operations and functions including material of a confidential nature.
  5. Prepare and distribute meeting notices and agendas; attend meetings, workshop and conferences to record proceedings or receive information; prepare and distribute comprehensive minutes of meetings, workshops and conferences.
  6. Transcribe dictation and complete correspondence for Vice-Chancellor.
  7. Keep current all internal, client and prospect files.
  8. Schedule and confirm appointments for Vice-Chancellor as needed, including internal meetings.
  9. Maintain Vice-Chancellor’s calendar and incoming e-mails.
  10. Serve as a contact for Vice-Chancellor.
  11. Prepare for in-office client and/or prospect briefings and meetings.
  12. Maintain agendas and transcribe the minutes for meetings.
  13. Maintain various department projects and databases, including e-mail/distribution lists.
  14. Manage resources for the Vice-Chancellor for official use like stationery, office helper, driver, as applicable.
  15. Provide assistance to the Vice-Chancellor in co-coordinating acquisition, disposal and maintenance of furnishings, vehicles and any other asset for official and personal use.
  16. Operate a variety of office equipment, including computers and related word processing and any other software applications as required; operate all other modern office equipment as required.

Responsible To

The Vice-Chancellor

Location

Muscat, Oman (some travel may be required)

Hours

Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.

Role Dimensions

This post has reporting  responsibilities.

Experience required:

  • A bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Office Management preferred, with A minimum of 4 years’ previous experience in similar role required.

Attributes / Skills:

  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Proficient in the Windows operating environment with demonstrated aptitude in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Basic principles and practices of administration, office organization and Business communication

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Highly motivated; a great deal of personal initiative and drive.
  • High level of energy with positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to organize, maintain focus, and follow through independently.
  • Excellent management of time and priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written (Arabic/English)
  • Team player.
  • Able to perceive needs of Vice-Chancellor.
  • High level of integrity, projects credibility.
  • Projects a professional image in action and appearance.

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.

Application

Applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining their interest in this role.

Deadline

Applications will be considered as received until the position is filled.