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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.

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 experience in international student recruitment meets the requirements of this role with Muscat University.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted by 16 February 2017

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.

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 experience in international student recruitment meets the requirements of this role with Muscat University.

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.

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:

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:

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.