Senior Director - Higher Education

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Elaine Hardman

Senior Recruitment Director - Higher Education

Elaine has over 20 years of experience in Executive Search and Recruitment. With an extensive network over the Education sector globally, Elaine headhunts from International institutions including top education establishments within the UK, Europe and USA.

Elaine is a leading expert in the challenges facing recruitment and careers within the region and regularly offers unique guidance within the industry.  Due to her influence and prominence Elaine is able to attract and engage the most senior candidates from her network and successfully complete Senior Search assignments and has recently placed candidates across the Middle East, Europe and the UK.

Originally from Liverpool, Elaine studied law at Liverpool John Moores University and has been in the UAE since 2013.

Real Results

"I would highly recommend Elaine for her professional approach and communication. She showed an excellent understanding of both the role and the client’s needs which has ensured, even in such trying times, that my interest has never waned."
Candidate testimonial

"The Inspire Selection Higher Education team conducted a successful international search assignment for us for a Dean. The speed of response, communication throughout and the overall service was very positive which meant that we then worked with Elaine and her team on a range of senior Faculty hires. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Elaine and the Inspire Selection Higher Education team for senior hires within Higher Education."
Client Testimonial

Higher Education

The Inspire Selection Higher Education division provides a bespoke recruitment service to key higher education originations in the Middle East. We pride ourselves on our reputation for successfully placing capable higher education employees and we are highly regarded as the trusted partner to quality educational institutes in the GCC. Our database and global network comprises of numerous active professionals, improving our ability to match our client’s exact requirements.

The Higher Education team consists of experienced recruiters with a wealth of experience and a background in Recruitment and HR from within the Higher Education division, often called upon to comment on and offer industry advice.

Inspire Selection Higher Education specialises in placing Senior Academic and University Administration positions within Universities and Executive Business Schools across the Middle East. We have placed a wide variety of candidates within some of the leading Institutes based in the UAE and surrounding GCC countries, including UAE National candidates at all levels.

Typical roles that the team recruit for are:

  • Dean of Humanities and Social Science
  • Associate Professor Mass Communications
  • Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cellular Biology
  • Senior Instructor, Premedical Bridge Program
  • Professor & Assistant Dean Medical Education
  • Senior Instructor& Assistant Dean Clinical Skills
  • Admissions Director
  • Head of Protocol
  • Director Ranking
  • EVP Entrepreneurship
  • Professor Graphic Design
  • Director Product Engagement
  • Head of Student Services
  • Research Management Specialist
  • Head of Faculty Affairs

Team Members

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Happy Customers

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Targets Hit

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