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Dean of College of Medicine
Qatar University

Date Posted Mar. 6, 2024
Title Dean of College of Medicine
University Qatar University
Doha, Doha, Qatar
Department Dean
Application Deadline Jun. 30, 2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Medicine - General

Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with  a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility.  This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

College Profile:

The College of Medicine is the eighth college of Qatar University and was founded in October 2014. It is fully aligned with Qatar’s national strategies in Education and Health, as well as Qatar University’s strategic plan. The College of Medicine admitted the first cohort of students in Fall 2015 and currently utilize an innovative ability-based curriculum and a student-centered approach to teaching and learning in order to provide the knowledge and skills required by competent physicians to meet the health care needs of the country. The College offers a 6-year medical program, leading to a MD degree that will enable graduates to pursue advanced clinical training. Graduates are prepared by the College to sit for international medical licensing exams to ensure their seamless transition into the next phases of their medical careers. The College will contribute to medical education, patient care, medical research, and community outreach in Qatar. We intend to build an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application and integration of knowledge. See our website at for further information. 

Job Summary:

The Dean of the College is responsible to provide strategic direction, academic planning leadership and administrative oversight to achieve the highest standards in the College. Promote innovative approaches to program and professional training development and delivery, increase research output and funding support, and facilitate partnerships with other Faculties. Ensure sustainable growth and competitiveness, expand the College’s interdisciplinary research programs, and work collaboratively with academic, industry and public sector partners to further enhance its national and international stature.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Lead the academic planning process of the College by initiating discussions, defining priorities, and developing and articulating its vision.
  2. Initiate and oversee activities designed to improve teaching skills within the College and ensure that teaching methods are state-of-the-art.
  3. Provide strategic leadership in the development of research activity to capitalize upon the expertise, interests and resources of the College and to ensure alignment with the University’s research strategy.
  4. Play a proactive role in increasing funding support to the College through government, industry and other funding sources and work collaboratively with academic, industry and public sector partners to further enhance the research profile of the College, and expand and improve its infrastructure.
  5. Promote the research activities of faculty members and ensure that their contributions to the success of the College is known and celebrated within the University and the broader community.
  6. Ensure cooperative integration among the centers, support units, and academic units within and related to the College.
  7. Continue to seek opportunities to develop and continue interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives with other Faculties, Colleges, Schools and Institutes within Qatar University.
  8. Ensure effective communication and engagement with students, faculty and staff members.
  9. Develop, manage and ensure effective administration and accountability of the College’s budget and resources and support, regularly assess and ensure effective College governance.
  10. Ensure appropriate and efficient organization and assignment of staff responsibilities, effective management, commitment to staff development and administration of collective agreements and personnel policies.
  11. Ensure recruitment and appointment processes are undertaken with the aim to attract the highest possible caliber of faculty and staff and that the process itself is reflective of equity, diversity and University policy.
  12. Build effective relationships, promote and advocate for the College to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including senior administration, associate deans, department chairs, faculty and staff, students, alumni, professional associations, the media, community leaders, and educational and other key institutions, locally, nationally and internationally.
  13. Participate in the development of University strategy and policy as a member of the University’s senior management team.
  14. Prepare a semiannual report to the Vice President for Medical & Health Sciences on the status and future of the college’s academic programs of the college.
  15. Meet regularly with the college Department Heads and review their short and long-term goals for the college.
  16. Recommend to Vice President for Medical & Health Sciences the appointment of Department Heads.
  17. Review academic promotions dossiers prepared by the Department Heads and submit his/her recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
  18. Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates as appropriate according to scheduled plans and recommend actions as per applied HR policies.
  19. Identify staff training needs and plan for appropriate training to be provided in a timely manner.
  20. Perform other tasks and duties that may be occasionally required in order to meet the requirements of the role and the aims of the University.



  1. A doctorate degree is necessary.
  2. Extensive academic leadership experience is necessary to relate to a range of internal and external partners and promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students.
  3. Demonstrated accomplishments in an academic leadership role (Department Chair, Associate Dean or Dean) with a record of superior leadership in academic planning and implementation, collegial engagement, and the ability to see the bigger picture and long-term outlook.

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Contact Information

  • Abeer Abdel Majeed
    Qatar University
    Doha, Doha 2713
  • 00974 44037823


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