Job ID: 203576

Dean, College of Information Technology - 300223

UAE University

  • Jan. 17, 2023
  • Dean, College of Information Technology - 300223
  • College of Information Technology
  • UAE University
    Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Job Description

United Arab Emirates University invites applications for the position of Dean, College of Information Technology (CIT).

United Arab Emirates University is the principal university of the UAE. It was the first federal university to be founded (in 1976) and is therefore approaching its 50th anniversary. UAEU remains the only fully comprehensive university in the UAE. It is situated in the historic city of Al Ain, which is about 100km inland from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. UAEU is in the process of transitioning into a research-intensive institution to be fit for its second half-century. It enrolls approximately 14,000 students, with a growing international student body. As UAE’s flagship university, it offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through its nine colleges.

The College of Information Technology was established in 2001 and has earned a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching. CIT employs an outstanding team of international faculty, all of whom hold doctoral degrees and are recognized internationally for their contributions to research, innovation, and education. CIT is housed in a spectacular 300,000 sq feet facility, providing innovative, immersive learning technologies and hands-on laboratories.

The position of Dean provides an outstanding opportunity to lead the College of Information Technology with a futuristic vision to make a positive impact on the College, the University, and the UAE. The anticipated start date is August 2023. The Dean will lead an ambitious reorganization of CIT aiming to harness the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence to advance science and technology innovation, for the benefit of society. The College aims to serve as the nexus of computing and informatics at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and the Middle East region. The Dean of CIT will build on the strength of its current research programs to create new multidisciplinary research initiatives and partnerships, critical to its long-term stability and growth, across and beyond the university campus. The Dean of CIT will expand the education programs portfolio with the creation of new multi- and interdisciplinary degree programs to address the rapidly evolving job market needs.


The Dean of the College of Information Technology reports to the Provost and has overall responsibility for academic leadership and administration of the College.

The Dean manages administrative functions of the College; develops College strategic initiatives and participates in university long-term planning and policy setting; provides senior-level administrative leadership in areas of curriculum development, faculty academic affairs, students’ life, institutional assessment and improvement, human resource, faculty evaluation, promotion, career development; manages and facilitates the growth of research and development programs; develops and manages the College budget and finances; coordinates with facilities planning and management; cultivates partnerships with industry, foundations, and government organizations; leads College fundraising and cultivates relationships with donors.



The position carries a tax-free salary commensurate with experience, as well as housing, health insurance, annual air tickets, educational allowance (if applicable), and end-of-service compensation.


The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader with a clear vision for the future of Information Technology institutions and professions in the UAE and beyond. He/she should have a demonstrable commitment to research and teaching excellence. He/she should be committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of university and college business, with sensitivity to cultural differences, and have a proven record of success as an academic administrator. The minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • D. degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Telecommunications, or in a related field required. Preference will be given to candidates with education from pre-eminent institutions of higher education
  • Full Professor with a minimum of 15 years of responsible education-related experience including at least 5 years of academic leadership in higher education, in a research intensive institution
  • Strong track record of research, research funding raising, publications, and citations
  • Strong track record in teaching reflecting academic excellence
  • Proven record of professional accomplishments and effective leadership
  • Ability to build collaborations and partnerships with industry and other top universities globally.
  • Demonstrable success in the acquisition of external funding and development of community relationships


Application Process

Please submit your application online at

Candidates should apply through the University website (

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter of no more than 3 pages outlining why the applicant meets the selection criteria for the position
  • an updated academic CV
  • a list of 3-5 referees with academic affiliations and contact information


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Contact Information


  • UAE University
    Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

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