Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Bioscience & Nursing

Key accountabilities:

  • Manages resources of undergraduate teaching programs and arranges for interaction of faculty curricular. The Deputy Dean assures that service and prerequisite courses in the faculty are provided in adequate numbers, and that the course syllabi meet the needs of subjects for which the courses are prerequisites.
  • Encourages the planning and development of new curricular configurations, i.e., more rational, imaginative and economic ways to coordinate or consolidate the subject matters of the various discipline aggregated under the label of the faculty.
  • Facilitates the development of research, performance, and enrichment activities.
  • Reviews current academic programs. Identifies and assists programs of excellence, and maintains a climate hospitable to creativity and innovation.
  • Approves appointment of academic administrators in accordance with campus delegations; assures their proper orientation and training.
  • Maintains and affirmatives action program for faculty and staff recruitment and retention consistent with University affirmative action policies.
  • Recommends, and when delegated, approves recruitment, appointment, promotion, corrective action and exit of academic personnel. The Deputy Dean is expected to make independent judgements in this area of responsibility, with the guide/instruction by the Dean. The Dean and superiors must be kept informed on all decision made.
  • Supports and assists the scholarly development of the faculty, particularly junior faculty; fosters research programs.
  • Administers leave policies; has authority to approve or reject for paid and unpaid leaves, including sabbatical leaves, in accordance with policy.
  • Identify training needs for employees in the faculty and recommend suitable trainings to upskill the employees.
  • Responsible for the financial affairs of the faculty, including seeking budgetary and extramural funds and managing the faculty resources; facilitates grant applications.
  • Identifies needs for faculty positions, establishes priorities, and makes recommendations to the VC and Managing Director.
  • Assures proper management of and is responsible for space, facilities, and property for the division.
  • To manage all undergraduate students matters
  • To manage students orientation, induction, success and graduation
  • To ensure students wellbeing is taken care.
  • Consult University management team in the development and implementation of campus-wide policies and programs and provides advice regarding the recruiting and evaluation of campus staff whose activities significantly affect the division.
  • Consults University senior management to obtain support for faculty goals, to coordinate related campus activities, and to obtain advice regarding the recruiting and evaluation of staff whose activities significantly affect campus functions.
  • Works with the academic departments and programs and the DVC to maintain effective interaction between faculty governance and academic administration with regard to faculty affairs.
  • Works with other Deputy Deans to maintain communication and cooperation among faculty, to explore possibilities for reciprocal and joint arrangements, and to review matters of common concern.


Essential Skills:

  • Basic Degree in Medicine (MBBS or Equivalent) with a Master Degree in any relevant field in Medicine. Those with PhD or Professional Qualification will be highly considered.
  • Min 5 years experience in academic management and operation as well as people management.
  • Good in managing student matters.
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, organizational and management skills.
  • Well versed with MoHE, MQA and Professional Body requirements

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