Dean – Online Education

Company:IQRA University

Location:Pakistan / Karachi

Discipline:Online Education

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Dean – Online Education

About Us

Iqra University (IU) is amongst the top-ranking universities in Pakistan and has been serving continually in the field of professional academia over the past decade. Here, we believe in promoting innovation, research, talent and ensuring that our students and faculty excel in their respective fields of interest.

The university is renowned for its excellence; whether it is a matter of HEC ranking, CIEC ranking, QEC ranking, PEC accreditation, international affiliations or sports, IU has been achieving distinctions and accolades consistently.

Job Summary

The Dean - Online Education has to oversee all areas related to online learning at Iqra University which includes strategic program development, course development and deployment, student success analysis, and facilitation of instructor training. He/She has to work collaboratively across campuses, serving as the main focal person for the online education of the university.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the President/Vice Chancellor

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide leadership for the strategic development of the Online Education area of the university, including course development prioritization and program innovation
  • Creates a vision, strategy and underlying plan for online education through active consultation with faculty, Deans and other stakeholders
  • Defines support models for faculty and enhances instructional design and course development expertise for online programs
  • Ensure overall online course quality and consistency, with student learning and success as per the foundational objectives
  • Ensure online learners are given the holistic support they need in order to succeed
  • Lead and develop an Online Education team, and work collaboratively with academic deans and directors
  • Manage the implementation of the IU curriculum and operation protocols
  • Ensure that teachers exhibit and maintain a high level of professionalism and provide instructional support via class observations, student surveys and other established measures
  • Serve on Statuary bodies, representing the Online Education area while also providing collaborative leadership for university academic programming, policies, and procedures

Minimum Qualifications

PhD. degree in CS, Information Technology or in any relevant field of study from a regionally accredited institution; teaching experience; demonstrated understanding of successful models of online and hybrid learning; three or more years of progressive responsibility related to the design, development, implementation and management of hybrid and fully online courses or programs in higher education; ability to manage substantial teams or organizations and demonstrated history of delivering quality services; ability to communicate with diverse groups of people located internally and externally to the university to create credibility; excellent listening, mediating and presentation skills and a commitment to the highest standards of integrity and ethical values.

Compensation & Benefits

Market Competitive salary along with various benefits will be offered to the applicant selected for this position depending upon his/her past experiences.

Applications are invited from candidates of all nationalities. Applicants may submit their detailed curriculum vitae to by April 12th, 2020 (Kindly state “D-OE” in the subject line).

Our screening process is very transparent and aimed at selecting the best candidate who can add value and help the university to excel. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To learn more about Iqra University and its current programs, please visit

*This position is based in Karachi, Pakistan.

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