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Course Director - Human Anatomy, Embryology and Histology

Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The newly established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), Khalifa University of Sciences, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers. This merger was intended to consolidate the resources and infrastructure of three of the most respected academic institutions in the UAE and the Middle East. The resulting unified University reinforces Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s commitment to pursuing the development of world-class research and human capital initiatives.


Essential to this role is the desire to train a new generation of medical specialist, as well as contribute to world-class research that improves practice while delivering a service to the university, the community and the United Arab Emirates. 

The responsibilities of faculty members shall be an appropriate combination of: 

a) Dissemination of knowledge through undergraduate and / or graduate teaching; and 

b) Research, scholarly or other creative activities; and 

c) Academic service


- Minimum 5 years experience AND experience in teaching at a level that is relevant to the position and would have made contributions to research and/or scholarship and/or teaching and administrative services of an organizational unit

- A degree in medicine (MD or MBBS) and/or postgraduate degree (PhD) in an area relevant to the appointment


- Demonstratable experience in teaching and mentorship in the discipline at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level

- Demonstratable abilities to work effectively as a member of interdisciplinary and collegial team, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to provide leadership and take the initiative


Operational Responsibilities

The position calls for a leading authority in "human anatomy and/or physiology" with evidence of exceptional academic standing. 

Expected to have a made a substantive contribution to their discipline, and can show evidence of innovative curriculum development, a distinguished record of teaching, and proven academic leadership.


- Develop course outlines in their respective disciplines

- Ensure course objectives are in alignment with MD Program objectives

- Assist Chairman in identifying, recruiting, assigning, and training faculty lecturers

- Prepare teaching material including course outline, syllabus and lesson plans. Revise the subject matter on a regular basis as appropriate for that subject.

- Teach at the graduate and undergraduate medical education level in subject areas related to biomedical sciences on time schedules allocated by the Line Manager.

- Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum.

- Engage in the selection of textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses.

- Monitor students’ performance in their subject areas and provide remedial classes when necessary.

- Set and mark exams, coursework, assignments, laboratory work, homework, and any other relevant activity.

- Use up-to-date instructional technology and ensure the delivery is clear and consistent.

- Participate in professional peer reviews.

- Develop and improve their scholarly competence and effectiveness as teachers within their area of expertise.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities:

- Engage in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review.

- Deliver papers or make presentations at professional association meetings, seminars and conferences.

- Participate in panels at regional and international meetings of professional organizations.

Academic Service:

- Contribute to departmental, or University-wide working groups or committees as requested.

- Serve on the CMHS Curriculum Committee

- Contribute to student recruitment, retention and placement efforts.

- Foster service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental or advisory capacity.

- Support and participate in student organization activities.

- Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly.

- Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.

- Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.


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