Job Title: Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer
Location: The Africa Institute, Global Studies University, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Expected Starting Date: For immediate hire
Job Status: Full time
Application Deadline: The position is open until filled
About The Africa Institute, Global Studies University
The Africa Institute is a newly-established, research-focused graduate studies institute and think tank. The Africa Institute is established as a cultural and academic unique addition to the study of Africa and its diaspora, in addition to its unique emphasis on Afro-Arab historical relations and linkages. The Africa Institute will contribute to advancing knowledge production about Africa and its people, their social, cultural and intellectual heritage and contributions to human civilization at large. This will be accomplished through research, teaching, and contribution to the development of related academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The Institute is working to develop degree programs at the Masters and Ph.D. levels, in relation to Africa and the emerging studies of the global African diaspora, in addition to a special diploma in African languages. Read more.
About the Position
The Quality Assurance (QA) and Enhancement Officer is responsible for monitoring progress in matters related to Quality Enhancement and Assurance of the institute’s progress in areas of teaching, research, and knowledge production, with the objective of creating the best learning environment for faculty and graduate students, and most important is ensure that the institute achieves the highest ranking possible within the global educational ranking systems.
The overall mission of the QA and Enhancement Officer is to provide support through the development of a mechanism for collecting data on the institute’s progress. The main objective of the office is to enhance the institute’s ranking according to the international standards of research and teaching institutions. Through these processes, the QA and enhancement officer ensures the conducting of an ongoing evaluation through feedback from faculty, students, and staff, leading to constant improvement and maintenance of academic standards. The goal is to demonstrate to all stakeholders the high quality of teaching, learning, research, and publishing output of its faculty and graduate students, and to make sure they meet the standards and expectations according to the best practices in global peer institutions. This will be achieved by developing risk-based institutional and subject-for-review processes.
The prospective candidate for the position should have a background and long-term experience and understanding of the Academic Quality framework, including enhancement and assurance (QE&A) mechanisms; and a commitment to promoting and developing the consistency of the institute’s engagement with quality processes to enhance the student learning experience and faculty research output.
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If you are interested, kindly send an email with your CV and a Cover Letter to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the position you are applying for in the subject line.
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