Deputy Rector of Academics & Research


Europe , United Kingdom


Ending On: 13 Oct 2019 Closed


Job Description

We are looking for Deputy Rector of Academics & Research



Requirements: Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) is a public university funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) within Iraq. It is committed to excellence in teaching and research. It offers education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to students from all over Kurdistan. The University is dedicated to inclusiveness, equality and the highest standards of integrity in public life. In line with striving to reach academic excellence on an international level, UKH is constantly considered among the leading research and teaching institutions by the Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education and has achieved number one regional institution ranking for 2017 - 2018. The University is seeking to obtain international accreditation and currently working towards ABET and EQUIS accreditation for the University’s Schools.

Along with meeting international standards in academic management, the University plans to expand to a new campus through millions of dollars as an initial investment. While in its development and expansion phase, the University’s R&D team expects the regions exceptional students to be studying and earning degrees at this state-of-the-art campus. To support the University’s strategic development within the next five years, the University is now seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified candidate to fill in the position of Deputy Rector of Academics and Research. The selected candidate will be expected, along with the Deputy Rector of Administration, to provide strategic development plans for the approval of the leadership of the University in support of the Chancellor’s vision for the University. As such, the Deputy Rector of Academics and Research along with the Deputy Rector of Administration will be key members of the University’s Executive Management Board (EMB) led by the Rector; the University’s chief academic and administrative officer. The EMB will lead the strategic planning and management of the University.

The Deputy Rector of Academics and Research in consultation with the Rector, will provide academic leadership to inspire the growth and development of the University and support the Rector in driving the University towards the ideals and objectives contained in its mission statement. The Deputy Rector will also have managerial oversight of the introduction and development of Schemes of Study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to ensure high standards of quality assurance, stimulate inter-disciplinary and collaborative academic activity with an emphasis on its potential contribution to the development of business, commerce and governance in the wider Kurdistan and region. In addition, the Deputy Rector will undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the nature of the post and as requested by the Rector.

Minimum Qualifications: 

This prospective full-time staff member will have the following minimum qualifications, skills and competencies: 

Earned a Doctorate degree in Education or a related field. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated significant management experience with institution(s) of higher education institution. The candidate should have an extensive record of academic research. They should also be fluent in English with well-developed interpersonal skills. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to proficient English speakers. Areas of specialization are open, but applicants with expertise as Pro-Vice Chancellor or in a related senior level with higher education institution(s) are preferred. Individuals with strong organization and time management skills are encouraged to apply. Candidates that hold PhD in Education Leadership or related field are especially encouraged to apply. 

The University offers a competitive remuneration package which includes: 

  • A tax-free, internationally competitive salary in US dollars.
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
  • International Applicants receive additional benefits package which include: 
    • Furnished accommodation (shared with one other colleague for singles)
    • Contribution to relocation accommodation expenses
    • An economy-class round-trip air ticket to home destination annually
    • Medical allowance
    • Contribution to child education. 

How to contact: 

To apply, please complete the Application Form, which can be downloaded from our website or the following link: Email the completed application form together with your extended CV to:

Visit the University’s additional vacancies at

Closing Date: Application is open until the position is filled. 

Commencing Date: Upon mutual agreement. 

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