Webster University, Ghana — Academic Director

Job Title: Academic Director

Job Profile: The Academic Director (AD is considered the chief academic officer of an educational institution (university). The AD is responsible for general academic oversight including the curriculum, course development, quality assurance of academic offerings, assessment of learning outcomes, submission of accreditation reports, recruitment and supervision of faculty and academic staff.

Reports to: Campus Head

Location: Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and reinforce academic policies and procedures to ensure quality of academic offerings
  • Plan and coordinate a balanced curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate programs in consultation with the institution’s head office and local heads of department (HoDs)
  • Ensure routine communication with various schools, colleges and departments of the institution’s head office to align the campus’ academic programs with the overall mission and policies
  • Provide leadership and supervision to HoDs, faculty and academic staff
  • Monitor and report on student performance to leadership, collaborating with the undergraduate and graduate advising departments on issues related to academic probation and/or dismissal of students
  • Participate in hiring procedures of new faculty and lead faculty orientations and semester meetings as required
  • Promote faculty professional development, scholarship and research
  • Prepare and submit academic accreditation reports as needed
  • Implement the institutions core curriculum for undergraduates and graduate programs
  • Teach selected courses for both undergraduate and graduate cohorts (dependent upon background and qualifications)
  • Update and implement campus specific faculty handbook and evaluations
  • Liaise with the head office and local leadership, to expand course offerings
  • Generate annual academic affairs budget and monitor relevant expenses
  • Willingness and ability to speak at public forums on the institution’s academic offerings and help develop public lecture series

Profile of the Academic Director:

  • A Ph.D or terminal degree required
  • Well published in relevant fields of study within the past five years
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse, multicultural environment with international faculty, staff, students, parents, stakeholders, etc.
  • Teaching experience in US higher education system and/or terminal degree from US educational institution
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Recognized track record in teaching, research, academic leadership and administration

Salary: Competitive 

Contract: 2-years (renewable) 

Please send application or any further questions to: susanakpebu18@webster.edu

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