CAREERS

AUM Human Resources

The American University of Malta is an equal-opportunity institution that does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, education programs or other related activities.

We invite you to explore our website and learn how HR partners with the university to achieve its strategic goals. The university’s vision guides HR operations to recruit, retain and engage a team of well-qualified employees. 

We're Hiring!

We’re looking for qualified individuals with the passion and talent to help AUM fulfill its mission. We’re growing fast and new faculty, staff, administrative and professional positions are opening up every day.

Make sure to send your application to hr@aum.edu.mt.  

Faculty

The American University of Malta invites applications for full-time faculty position in Graphic Design and Animation, open rank, beginning January 2021

Candidates must have completed a terminal degree, typically a Ph.D. or an MFA or equivalent, in Graphic Design or a related field, and have demonstrated potential for high quality creative work and teaching. Teaching assignments encompass a range of courses. The areas of research specialization are open, but the positions require the ability to teach fundamental and specialized courses in the Graphic Design and Animation degree program.

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in an American, or American-style academic environment. Along with teaching, research/creative work, and contributions to the department, candidates will be expected to provide an ongoing commitment to high academic standards in support of the Graphic Design and Animation program and other related programs that may be developed. Candidates must also provide evidence of an ability to work in a collaborative environment and to make substantive contributions through service to the program, the faculty, the University, and the broader community.

The American University of Malta opened in 2017 with three majors, and the BA in Graphic Design and Animation was added in fall 2018. Since the program is new, the successful candidates will pioneer the major and help to drive its development in many respects in addition to teaching. Our faculty members maintain an active research/creative profile, share advising and committee responsibilities, and contribute to the ongoing assessment and growth of the program and the university.

In Spring 2021 course offerings will include 3D character animation, production, typography, storyboarding, motion graphics, web design, etc. according to the faculty member’s specialization. The university is interested in candidates who specialize in a sub-set of these areas, and whose areas of specialization are complementary.

Candidates are asked to submit: 1) a letter of application that outlines your teaching and research/creative activity, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) Examples of creative work, 4) the names and full contact information of at least three references.

Applications should be submitted electronically by email  hr@aum.edu.mt

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

 

Staff

University Librarian

• Supervise general and day-to-day operation of the libraries;

• Monitor changing needs of the university community and promote library services through attendance at library professional meetings and special programs;

• Prepare library budget and monitor library expenditures;

• Assume responsibility for collection development in assigned subject areas by evaluating collections and materials, serving as faculty liaison in assigned subjects, and recommending new purchases and licenses for online resources.

• Develop, organize, and present formal and informal library use instruction for students and staff

• Participate in the creation of digital instructional materials, such as tutorials, research guides, videos for use online, and in the classroom.

• Help promote library awareness and use.

• Prepare a long-range plan of library collection development and yearly updates;

• Coordinate library resources with other educationally and recreationally oriented programs and services available;

• Participate with other departments to plan and conduct programs designed to assist staff and students in the educational process.

• Assist in developing reports, surveys, questionnaires, special studies, and public functions.

• Perform special and specific tasks that enhance and improve the total LRC/Library function.

• Instruct faculty, staff, and students, in the use of library resources in all formats, including online/electronic databases and Internet resources.

• Establish and administer library policies and procedures;

• Develop grant proposals when applicable;

• Keep informed on advancements and changes in the library field. Plan and recommend development needs and improvements of library services;

• Direct and supervise maintenance of the library facility and plan for new or renovated facilities;

Requirements 

• Master's degree in Library service 

• Three or more years of related work experience in running the University’s library

• Experience with traditional and emerging information platforms including mobile access, digital media, and discovery systems.

• Excellent level of English, Maltese is a plus 

• Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in both hardware and software technologies.

• Ability to demonstrate an interest in learning and using new technologies to improve library services and instruction.

• Demonstrated commitment to customer service centered work ethic

The American University of Malta (AUM) invites applications for a full-time administrative position as the Recruitment Officer.

AUM is an American-style comprehensive university located on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. The American University of Malta opened in 2017 and currently offers 10 undergraduate and 2 graduate programs with several more being developed at the Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral levels.

Reporting to Director of Finance and Administration ing and serving as a member of the student enrolment team and provide excellent customer service to prospects and applicants for the enrolment across all programs at the American University of Malta.


Tasks & Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop comprehensive recruitment plan
  • Implement the university's admissions/recruiting targets as determined by the University leadership;
  • Be responsible for and maintain oversight of the admissions processing for all degree programs, applying university admissions criteria consistently and fairly;
  • Ensuring highest standards of vetting, processing and compliance are introduced, embedded and maintained as appropriate; taking measures to identify fraudulent documents.
  • Supervise the timely and professional response to telephone and email enquiries from prospective students, their parents, teachers and advisers;
  • Ensuring a smooth the flow of the admissions process from formal application, review, acceptance, and enrolment;
  • Review AUM’s enrolment plan/direction and suggest change where appropriate.
  • Responsible for the management of visa and related issues for all international students;
  • Ensuring that complete and accurate records of all admissions activities are maintained;
  • Identifying opportunities to increase efficiencies through streamlining and automation, enhanced synergies and sharing of best practice leading to a more effective and efficient enrolment outputs; 
  • Develop and implement a model of analytics for performance in admissions;
  • Establish country-by-country strategies in coordination with AUM's leadership, marketing team to reach admissions goals;
  • Understand lead qualification and work to refine processes and accuracy through data driven decisions;

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree or higher

·         At least 1 year’s experience in admission or student recruitment in the field of higher education.

·         Experience in international education environment

·         Excellent computer skills required including database software.

·         Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required.

·         Work independently and as a team player.

·         High level of customer service skills relative to students, parents, staff and faculty.

·         With excellent attention to detail, the successful candidate should have strong IT skills including experience of preparing and sending mail merges, using spreadsheets and databases, and creating statistical reports.

 

 

 

Candidates are asked to submit CV with cover letter by email HR@aum.edu.mt with the Subject “Recruitment Officer”.

QA Manager

The Role:

·         To lead and manage designated staff and activities specifically relating to academic standards and quality and to provide guidance and direction to senior managers across the University and to the academic community, to ensure that the University’s reputation is protected and that the University is compliant with quality assurance and regulatory frameworks.

·         The activities of the Quality Assurance Officer influence the way in which the University is perceived locally, nationally,

·         and internationally in terms of reputation, academic standards and the quality of the student experience.

·         Fulfilment of the role requires contact with senior staff across the University including, influencing, negotiation and brokering, provision of advice and guidance and, when necessary, giving direction. It also involves direct line management of the Academic Standards and Quality team, including the prioritisation of work, objective setting, performance monitoring and staff development.

Key responsibilities:

·         To work with senior University managers to ensure that there are appropriate academic structures and policies in place that enable the University to implement its academic strategy, its obligations to its students and which ensure that the University’s good name and reputation is protected and is compliant with external academic quality assurance, regulatory and legal frameworks.

·         To lead and manage the Academic Standards and Quality team within the Secretariat, to ensure that core elements of quality assurance are delivered effectively and that the team is suitably equipped and experienced to give professional advice.

·         To promote a culture of proactivity, innovation, transparency, collaboration, flexibility in the areas of quality and standards management and to encourage the effective deployment of resources which are distributed across different parts of the University.

·         To play a leading role in shaping the quality management framework and the academic regulatory framework in order to promote academic standards of University awards and the quality of the student experience across all the University’s provision, whether at Malta, regionally, or internationally.

·         To ensure that policies and procedures are effective and promote quality assurance, excellence, enhancement.

·         Provide guidance on policies, regulations and procedures to staff and students where appropriate.

·         To ensure that there are effective and integrated quality management processes and procedures in place across the University and that these are followed by departments and Faculties in AUM and in collaborative teaching partnerships.

·         To ensure that the university’s cross-cutting themes of partnership, equality and diversity and sustainability inform all activity related to the role.

·         To ensure communications systems and practices support effective management arrangements and promote good relations with staff and students

·         To play a lead role in the initiation, development and implementation of major institutional projects and reviews.

·         To notify a more senior member of staff of any errors or concerns at the earliest opportunity

·         To play a lead role for the University in maintaining and developing relationships with the Qquality Assurance Audit and other related or successor bodies.

·         To monitor changes to the national regulatory framework for QA, and more general developments in the Higher Education sector, advise senior staff and propose action to be taken by the University in response.

·         To provide advice and guidance to senior managers in order to protect quality and standards and the University’s good name and reputation.

·         To work within a framework of effective governance, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, legislation/policies and procedures.

·         To notify a more senior member of staff of any errors or concerns at the earliest opportunity.

·         To ensure timely and effective completion of the annual monitoring process by:

o   Encouraging the preparation of draft annual monitoring reports at the conclusion of teaching to permit early identification of key issues

o   Promoting a reflective approach to the completion and scrutiny of Annual Monitoring Reports

o   Providing students with a course satisfaction survey

o   Ensure faculties peer evaluation

o   Ensure that staff and students are advised of the outcomes of internal and external reviews and that there are opportunities to discuss them at relevant committees meetings the outcomes of audit/accreditations are reported to the Faculty and that the formal report and an action plan is created and implemented.

·         Produce clear, concise, accurate information to support Senior Leaders in raising standards of performance in University including under achieving students.

·         Produce KPI information

·         Provide data when requested to the senior leadership team and outside agencies

 

Qualification:

-          Minimum level 7, desirable level 8

-          Degree in Business Administration

-          Minimum 10 years experience in QA, university industry

-          English

 

Experience:

-          Experience of working in a data management capacity within education

-          Experience of managing and developing data systems

-          Experience of producing accurate data for reporting and assessment

-          Experience of forming and maintaining network relationships

-          Information gathering and analysis

-          Creating and maintaining data capture and data entry templates.

Knowledge:

-          Management administration

-          Understanding and knowledge of effective data management strategies

-          Knowledge of statutory data reporting requirements

-          Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunity issues within the workplace.

 

Skills and Abilities:

-          Ability to keep up to date on relevant policies and procedures in line with the duties identified in the job description

-          High level computer skills

-          Analytical skills

-          Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer Data Administrator

-          Enthusiasm, self-motivation and good communication skills

-           Ability to work to professional standards, to develop effective working relationships and make judgements and to influence others through persuasion / discussion

-           Good team player and good sense of humour

-          Ability to be self-motivated, flexible and well organised to manage, at times, unpredictable and variable workloads.

 

 

Elena Chernitskaya
HR Officer

Contact the HR Office!

If you have any questions about careers at AUM, make sure to contact our HR team. 

Email: HR@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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