Dean of Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr


The University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) is the first and only public, English-medium, and independent University in Iraq.  The University was founded in 2006 by the current President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, His Excellency Nechirvan Barzani.  It is dedicated to being the region’s leading centre of excellence in research and teaching and is committed to the dissemination and application of knowledge to further the industrial, economic, cultural, environmental and social development of the region.

Over the past fifteen years it has grown to over 2,200 students and there are around 180 staff.   UKH currently offers degrees across Business and Management Sciences, Political Sciences and International Relations, Pharmacy, Computer Science and Engineering, Natural Resource Engineering and Management, and Medicine. There are ambitions to develop more programmes.

UKH is now looking to recruit to fill the post of Dean of School of Science and Engineering.  Reporting to the President, the Dean is a member of the Senior Management Team, and will coordinate the administration of academic programmes offered within the School of Science and Engineering in a manner that facilitates and maintains the highest standards of education for students in accordance with the mission, core values, and goals of the University.

The new Dean will act as the academic leader of the school and be responsible for its day-to-day operations, overseeing the management of academic and professional programmes within the School and students’ academic progress.  They will oversee the grading, reporting of standards and the other methods used by faculty members in measuring students’ achievements and will support the recruitment/appointment of highly qualified faculty staff and maximise their ability to contribute to the School.

Strong candidates will have at least ten years’ experience in a senior or management position in Higher Education institutions, with a PhD or equivalent in any areas of the School’s academic portfolio. They will have a good record of academic research, publications, and income generation, with the ability to think analytically, creatively, and present cases in a cogent and clear manner. They will have demonstrated ability in building and maintaining partnerships and the ability to establish personal and professional credibility with internal and external constituencies.

Candidate Pack

University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH)


Applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter, should be sent to no later than 25 March 2024.

The interview date is to be confirmed.