As Director of Faculty you will have full responsibility for development of the programmes, for recruiting and leading a staff team of a Senior Lecturer and 2 Lecturers, and for ensuring successful delivery of programmes in partnership with our UK partners. You will be experienced in a wide range of learning and teaching approaches, and will be able to demonstrate excellence and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment. You will also work in effective collaboration with academic colleagues in Muscat, Aston and Cranfield to enhance curricula, foster interdisciplinary links, and contribute to the wider strategic, academic and operational leadership of the University. Further, you will be able to foster strong working relationships with external stakeholders including the Ministry of Higher Education and especially industry partners who will provide placements for our students.
Since November 2013, Oxford University Innovation, the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, has been working as lead consultant for the project, which has financial backing from a large group of prominent figures in Oman and is also supported by the Omani Government. The Oxford University Innovation team is collaborating with experts from within the University of Oxford and from around the world to design and establish the University.
Muscat University aims to be innovative and entrepreneurial with close connections to the business communities of Oman and the wider region. Its programmes will combine academic rigour with relevance to the world of work. The first intake of students for pathway programmes is planned for September 2016, with the first intake of degree programme students in September 2017. Oxford University Innovation will continue to provide support over the following year in the form of management mentoring, workshops and metric tracking.