Research Leader
Dar Al Uloom University Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research
Saudi Arabia

Research Leader


Reports to

Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research


Job purpose  

The Research Leader reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research and is a key member of the Scientific Research Council. The post-holder should has abundance in the production of scientific research, he will ensure the strategic development of scientific research at DAU and the achievement of its objectives, Champion the provision of high quality research and scholarly activities within the university ensuring a stimulating, collegial and well-managed environment, and helps the faculty members, researcher and students to increase the research productivity and will contribute to the success of the academic programs, college and the university. A candidate for the position must hold Full-time faculty status and at least the rank of full associated at the time of appointment


Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide Research leadership to the university, embracing the range of disciplines represented, by providing a coherent vision for scientific research.
  • Develop the scientific research strategies and associated DAU strategies, financial and operational plans in partnership with DAU's colleges; allocate research resources accordingly, with clear objectives, targets and associated measurements and KPIs.
  • Identify, promote and contribute resources to develop the research’s strengths. This will include identifying and supporting opportunities for research and postgraduate teaching programme developments internally, externally and internationally, both within existing funding streams, and where possible, through multi-disciplinary collaboration across and beyond the University.
  • Achieve income generation targets from research funding agencies and ensure that the university capitalizes upon funding initiatives from public and private sectors in KSA and international sources in furtherance of its research productivity.
  • Ensure that the scientific research and its members comply with University policies on research quality and conduct and the requirements of all relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Lead and train staff to achieve research excellence, supported by Performance and Development Review processes, and contribute to the successful development of the university and the Colleges.
  • Providing scientific studies and consulting services to the public and private sector in KSA as an external source of funding for university research.
  • Promoting the University to external bodies and organizations and enhancing its research reputation, profile and influence in KSA, Regional and international forums.
  • Comply with local and international scientific research standards, especially the requirements of the National Center for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA).
  • Improve the performance of research centers at the university
  • Prepare periodic and annual reports on the productivity of scientific research and measure the performance indicators associated with them and develop improvement plans based on those results.



PhD. (Professor ) in administrative, LAW, medical or engineering sciences.


Skills and Experience

• Extensive research experience; with several years’ experience in a senior academic leadership role.

• Ability to build and manage a successful team’s work.

• Experienced in cross disciplinary research initiatives and collaboration.

• Well developed understanding of the priorities, operation and strategy of relevant research funding bodies.

• Successful and sustained record of winning high levels of research income.

• Proven experience of managing staff and their performance.

• History of successful training and development of early career researchers, including master students.

• Demonstrable track record in strategic and operational management and planning

• Experience of financial planning and resource allocation,

• Experience of leading and successfully initiating and implementing change


Working conditions

Research Leader should be available in DAU campus form 08:00 am to 04:00 pm with six teaching credit hours at least , Follow an open-door policy.  Commitment laws and regulations for work at of Dar Al Uloom University.


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