Academic Coordinator – School of Computer Science

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  • Dubai

Website University of Wollongong in Dubai

About UOWD

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the region’s oldest, most prestigious and forward-thinking tertiary institutions. Our curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which consistently ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide, and are nationally and internationally recognized. Our continuous efforts in providing an education of world-class standards are evident in our longstanding ranking in graduate employability, and also the reason why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

UOWD is truly a dynamic and diverse institution that offers a broad spectrum of programs in Business, Engineering, Information Sciences as well as Arts, Media and Humanities, aiming to develop graduates who are ethical, agile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. Our programs are relevant and industry related with a strong focus on encouraging creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of unique leadership skill sets.

About the position

The School Academic Coordinator is a pivotal role within the School of Computer Science at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). Reporting directly to the Head of School, the incumbent will play a crucial part in the seamless coordination and efficient management of various academic functions. With a focus on resource planning, student assessment, quality assurance, and fostering effective communication, the School Academic Coordinator will ensure the smooth functioning of academic processes while upholding the highest standards of educational excellence. Furthermore, the School Academic Coordinator’s collaborative approach and attention to detail will be essential in facilitating a cohesive and productive academic ecosystem.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Resource Planning and Management

Coordinate with UOW for resource planning management, ensuring optimum utilization of available resources and facilities. Assist the school management with budget requests, contributing to effective resource planning.

2. Quality Assurance

Coordinate the student assessment process, including exams, assessment committee meetings, grade submissions, moderations, and COG updates. Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) to ensure timely completion of quality assurance and accreditation activities.

3. Academic Coordination and Documentation

Maintain a comprehensive Central Academic Repository, aligning subject folders with University guidelines and policies. Assist in the assignment of Subject Coordinators and academic advisors for each academic year. Finalize the academic handbook and degree catalogue in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research.

4. Communication and Feedback

Coordinate Townhall Meetings and Focus Groups in partnership with the FRED office, gathering valuable feedback for school management. Facilitate effective communication between different stakeholders, enhancing the overall academic experience.

5. Administrative Support and Governance

Provide administrative support to governance roles, including the Head of School, Discipline Leaders, and Lead Academic Advisor. Assist in processing students’ academic requests from the FRED team to faculty members.

6. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Adhere to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity, fostering a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

Selection criteria – Education & Experience

  • Education & Experience


      • Relevant post-secondary certificate
      • Working knowledge of IT based student management systems
      • Knowledge of modern office practices, time management and procedures.DESIRABLE
      • Experience in academic planning.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Familiarity with educational QA processes in a tertiary educational institution.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to work methodically and with a cool temperament under pressure
  • Confidence in negotiating, handling issues and clients requests independently

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality at all times
  • Has integrity and operates with transparency
  • Resilient and adaptable to change
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


The successful candidates will receive a remuneration package which includes an attractive tax free salary ranging from AED 84,000 – AED 96,000 per annum, five weeks of paid leave per year, annual air ticket, private medical insurance for self and eligible dependents, life & disability policy, professional development assistance, education allowance for up to 3 eligible children, professional development and fee waiver for self and dependents looking to pursue higher studies.

UOWD is an equal opportunity employer that attracts, develops, motivates, empowers, and retains a diverse workforce

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