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The knowledge Hub - International University Institution of Egypt

The Role

The Knowledge Hub – International University Institution of Egypt is looking for a new Head of School, Design and Media.

About The Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub – International University Institution of Egypt dedicates itself to investing in the intellectual, emotional, and physical well-being of its students.

Working For Us

Benefits will include great basic salary, accommodation and transport.


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Closing date for all applications:
20th May 2019

The Role

Head of School, Design and Media


Heads of School are appointed to provide strategic direction, academic and discipline/subject leadership and line management for staff within the School.

The post carries responsibility through the line management of the Vice Chancellor for the implementation and execution at School level of the University’s Mission Statement, Corporate Plan KPIs and targets (including KPIs in relation to NSS, Attainment, Publications), and institutional policies and procedures.

Heads of School are expected to maintain their academic standing and authority through teaching, research and scholarly activities. They will be expected to develop and build a national and international profile for the School and its subjects, furthering growth whilst enhancing the quality of provision.

As Head of School, the post holder is responsible for the continued development, growth and financial sustainability of the School’s portfolio and within agreed limits, the investment into areas of strategic priority.

The responsibilities of the post are inherently of a management nature and therefore the post holder will be an active and engaged member of the University’s leadership team facilitating a positive and productive relationship between School and University in furtherance of targets & objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide strategic direction and academic leadership in the School within the context of University priorities. In particular developing and implementing, through course teams, strategies directly aligned to the key themes set out in the University’s Education Strategy (for example, digital fluency, internationalisation within teaching and learning, equality in degree attainment);
  • To drive transformational change and growth of the School, through effective leadership, to support the achievement of School objectives;
  • Work with the university management to ensure the delivery of the University’s Research Strategy, including setting targets for research income and publications for research-active members of staff;
  • To lead the strategic development and viability of the School’s course portfolio, with reference and regard for national and international benchmarks and ensuring that the School’s competitive standing and academic credibility drives the development of product portfolio and leading edge solutions, maximizing opportunities and capability;
  • Understand the external market and competitive position to be able to drive change and develop new ideas/product taking account of market and audience demand;
  • To develop and build a national and international profile for the School’s subjects both internally, externally, nationally and internationally, as appropriate;
  • Work with other Heads of School and other staff to identify new opportunities for cross and inter-disciplinary working;

Person Specification

  • A PhD plus experience in the relevant Art, Design and Media area or an equivalent level of professional experience alongside a postgraduate qualification in the relevant subject
  • Academic credibility built upon achievements through teaching excellence and research.
  • Record of practice/research consultancy or publications in an area related to the School’s work.
  • Able to understand University strategy / direction of travel and the ability to translate this into deliverable plans.
  • High level communication skills both oral and written with ability to act as a representative of the School and University in a wide range of situations, both internally and externally, nationally and internationally.
  • Be able to work flexibly and use own initiative when appropriate.A positive ‘can do’ attitude and approach.

Internationally competitive package including;

  • Great Basic Salary
  • Accommodation and Transport

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Why The Knowledge Hub?

Learn in a Modern Setting.

Our flipped classrooms are designed to encourage interaction among students and stimulate discussions with professors. Their unique design also facilitates collaboration and group work; skills actively sought by today’s employers and expected to be in demand for the foreseeable future.

Earn an International Degree.

By enrolling in any of the programmes offered by the international universities at The Knowledge Hub, students will graduate with the same international degree awarded at the university's home campus.

Enjoy World-Class Education.

Students at The Knowledge Hub will receive the highest quality of education, through innovative learning techniques, up-to-date curricula, and advanced teaching methodologies.

Explore the World.

Our partnerships with universities from around the world will enable students to attend a semester or more abroad at the university's home campus.

Egypt welcomes you with its mighty Nile and magnificent monuments, the beguiling desert and lush delta, and with its long past and welcoming, story-loving people.
- Lonelyplanet Guide to Egypt

Application process

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Apply for this role below by email, please provide a CV and supporting statement:

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To make an informal enquiry or for further information, please contact Christopher Boote by email

or call Christopher on +44 (0)2476 575004

Closing date for all applications: Midnight on 20th May 2019