Postgraduate Studies, Research and Community Services

Department: President’s Office
Classification: Academic and Administrative
Approved: March 2012
Reports to: BUE President
No. of Direct Reports: 5
To contribute to the broad strategic development of BUE as a key member of the University’s Executive
Group, with specific overall responsibility for the design and delivery of quality postgraduate, research and
community services.
The Vice-President (R&CS) will work closely with the Deans, the Faculty Research Co-ordinators and the
Centre for Consultancy and Community Service in a number of related areas; and with other members of the
Executive Group as appropriate.
To lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the University’s strategic aims and
objectives, and related policies, for research, community service, enterprise and knowledge transfer
within the context of the University’s vision and mission
To lead the administrative work necessary for the establishment, development and delivery of successful
postgraduate programmes by the University
To oversee and monitor implementation of the strategic and operational plans for research and
community service by the Faculties
To oversee and monitor implementation of the strategic and operational plans for community service by
the Department of English
To work closely with senior managers and to contribute to the wider leadership and management of the
University as a member of the University Board, the University Senate and the Executive Group
To undertake such formal responsibilities as are set out in the Presidential Decree 411/2004 and relevant
Egyptian Legislation and regulations
To provide executive leadership to the Faculty Deans and Head of English in support of the work of the
University in the areas of research and community service
To appoint academic and related staff as delegated by the President
To assist the University President in fulfilling his/her responsibilities in relation to the University policies
and strategic development
To chair the University Research Committee and ensure its effective operation and implementation of its
To develop plans to strengthen University ties with industry and promote the services offered by the
University to industry and the community
To ensure that the University provides an academic environment which is attractive to first-rate
research active staff and appealing to students of high potential across the range of programmes of study
To promote the University, both nationally and internationally
To support operating Research Centres in their pursuit of research funding, high calibre researchers and
world recognition
To oversee the management of the High Performance Research Laboratory
To pursue collaborative research agreements with established research active international universities
To work with the President, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Deans and Academic Director to
develop and oversee implementation of the University’s strategy for the recruitment and retention of
research active staff with substantial teaching experience of UK higher education
To undertake other duties as reasonably may be required by the President.
A full Professorship
At least ten years’ experience of
postgraduate teaching and research in
a leading university
 A track record of regular publications
in high impact research journals
 A track record of innovation and
achievement in the delivery and
management of postgraduate
programmes, and the supervision of
research students
 At least five years’ senior
management experience in a leading
 Experience of successfully
implementing strategic change in a
higher education institution
 Vision and ambition to achieve the
highest standards in research
 A collegial approach, with excellent
interpersonal, communication and
presentation skills in a multi-cultural
environment where the operating
language is English
 Strong organisational and time
management skills
 The ability to manage a number of
complex initiatives and relationships
simultaneously, often with competing
 The ability to delegate
 The ability to work effectively as an
ambassador for the University at a
national and international level
 A commitment to developing the
BUE along British educational lines
A national/international profile of
leadership in research and community
Experience of postgraduate teaching in a
UK university
Experience of leading a substantive
research group
Experience of working with the business
community at a senior level