Head of Academy

Riyadh Permanent
  • Leadership role
  • Leading medical centers chain

About Our Client

A leading healthcare group with a large number of medical centers in the kingdom.

Job Description

1. Academic Leadership:

  • Develop and implement a strategic vision for the Dentistry Academy, in alignment with the academy's mission and goals.
  • Foster a culture of academic excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement in dental education.
  • Oversee curriculum development, assessment, and accreditation processes. They are listed as an approved program centre by the Saudi Commission of Health Specialities for dentistry.
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based dental education programs.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of dental education trends and best practices.

2. Administrative Management:

  • Manage and lead the academy's administrative team, including academic coordinators, staff, and support personnel.
  • Ensure effective resource allocation, budget management, and financial sustainability.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the academy's operations.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and inclusion.

3. Faculty Development:

  • Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse and highly qualified faculty.
  • Promote faculty research and scholarship, encouraging contributions to the field of dentistry.
  • Support faculty in professional development and mentorship.

4. Student Engagement and Success:

  • Oversee student recruitment, admissions, and enrollment processes.
  • Implement student support services to enhance student success and well-being.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive student experience that promotes diversity and cultural sensitivity.

5. Research and Innovation:

  • Promote and facilitate dental research within the academy.
  • Encourage innovation and the adoption of new technologies in dental education and practice.
  • Collaborate with industry partners for research opportunities and advancements.

6. Community Engagement:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, including dental associations, healthcare organizations, and government agencies.
  • Participate in community outreach programs to promote oral health education and awareness.

7. Quality Assurance and Accreditation:

  • Ensure compliance with national and international accreditation standards.
  • Lead the academy through accreditation processes and maintain accreditation status.

8. Reporting and Communication:

  • Provide regular reports to the academy's board of directors or governing body.
  • Communicate the academy's achievements and challenges to stakeholders and the broader community.
  • The role will report to the CEO directly.

The Successful Applicant

  • A doctoral degree in Dentistry (DDS or DMD) is required, and additional qualifications such as a Master's or PhD in dental education, administration, or a related field is preferred.
  • Extensive experience in dental education, including a track record of academic leadership.
  • Strong administrative and management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Experience and knowledge of Saudi Arabia's healthcare and educational regulations and policies is an advantage.
  • Arabic speaker.

What's on Offer

Competitive salary + benefits

Lara Haidous
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Healthcare & Life Sciences
Hospitals & Clinics
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
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