Director, Assessment and Accreditation - Academic Administration

Job Number
2020-7620

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Director of Academic Assessment and Accreditation, working alongside, and in consultation with the Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment and Academic Affairs.

The Director of Academic Assessment and Accreditation will be required to support the Institutional Research, Assessment and Academic Affairs department to ensure the highest standards are met. This will include adhering to the UAE, US and other accreditation body requirements, supporting with the implementation of programs and policies, and promote a critical self-evaluation culture within the academic programs and division within the university. In addition to the above, they will be required to be an ambassador for NYUAD, communicating with the professional accreditation bodies as required, and provide support for other non-academic departments to ensure continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the Vice Provost for Academic Administration leads institutional licensure and program accreditation activities in accordance with the requirements of UAE, US, and professional accreditation bodies as appropriate
  • Supporting senior faculty in designing and monitoring the implementation of measures of academic program and policy assessment
  • Promote and support the culture of critical self-evaluation and continuous quality improvement within academic programs and divisions
  • In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research collate data and conduct analyses as required, in response to requests from our government partners, UAE, US and professional accreditation bodies
  • Support and continue to develop the framework of administrative support for institutional and program assessment
  • Stay current with trends, developments and regulatory requirements relating to academic program and institutional accreditation
  • Act as the primary contact person for Adek, CAA and Middle States, and other professional accreditation bodies as appropriate
  • Provide support and guidance for non-academic departments as they develop a culture of critical self-evaluation and continuous quality improvement
  • In conjunction with the Registrar oversee the general functioning of the Office of Academic Administration in the absence of the Vice Provost

Required Education:

  • Masters Degree

Required Experience:

  • 9 years of academic support and academic assessment environments
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Facility with appropriate software (MS Office, Survey Software)

Preferred Experience:

  • 7 years of academic accreditation and assessment experience
  • Proficient in Arabic

Other Information
About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.