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Manager Undergraduate Studies

The undergraduate studies division consists of the Arabic department and the Islamic Studies/ Humanities department. The primary role of the Manager, Undergraduate studies is to provide strong academic leadership. The Manager is required to lead, manage and develop the department to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities. The incumbent will be supported by colleagues from within the department, and central administration.

Key Performance Areas:
– Leadership and Management : Responsible and accountable for setting and advancing the academic strategy of the Department in line with the College strategic plans and direction
– Responsibility for Teaching and Students :Ensure the best possible student experience
– Responsibility for Research : Ensure the highest levels of quality, integrity and ethics in all research undertaken
– Knowledge Transfer : Create and exploit new opportunities for knowledge transfer activity in order to secure additional income streams and new areas of teaching and/or research
– People Management : Ensure that the HR policies and procedures are implemented and ensure that staff performance is managed appropriately and in a way that is consistent with the expectations of the Performance Management Process of IPSA
– Financial Management : Take responsibility for devolved budgets and comply with college financial regulations
– Quality Assurance : Ensure all activities are carried out to the highest possible standards and put in place the necessary evaluation and monitoring procedures to ensure both compliance and improvement: such procedures will include teaching, research and management of all resources
– Development of Academic/Research Standing : Continue to develop one´s position as a leading academic researcher; including publication, securing of external funding and the pursuit of other relevant indicators of standing in the field.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:
– very strong academic record and standing
– have a very good understanding of the academic disciplines within the department
– have the ability to engage constructively with people
– have excellent communication skills
– have very good ambassadorial and diplomatic skills
– have the ability to manage a number of competing demands
– have excellent delegation skills
– be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances

Qualification and Experience required:
5 years minimum experience in similar role
Relevant Degree
Previous experience in Higher Education will be an advantage

Please email your CV to Ayesha Sulaiman,
NB. Closing date for all applications: 26 December 2016

“Studying at IPSA has been a truly enlightening experience. It has enhanced my understanding of the Deen and enriched the way I live and practice Islam. I would recommend IPSA to anyone who wishes to connect with Allah (SWT) with understanding and an increased sense of sincerity to toward Him. IPSA’s ethos cultivates respect, unity within diversity and living Islam according to the middle-way.”

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