The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is one of the six faculties/schools that make up the American University of Beirut. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the responsible academic and executive head of the Faculty. Candidates must qualify for appointment to the rank of full professor in an appropriate discipline in the humanities, social sciences, or natural and quantitative sciences. The successful candidate will be a highly qualified and experienced academic leader with an extensive background at the university or equivalent levels and well-demonstrated academic and administrative competencies, strongly committed to the University’s research and teaching mission. S/he must have strong leadership skills; a demonstrable record of fostering excellence in research, teaching, and service; experience with strategic planning and program development; experience in academic administration, budget and personnel management; the skill to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies; and the ability to raise funds in coordination with the President and the Senior Administration. S/he must be a demonstrated team leader and team player; and be committed to transparency in administrative procedures, to transformative research, education and service, and to responsive faculty governance.
Established in 1866, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences houses twenty eight academic departments, programs, and centers in three major areas of study: the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural and quantitative sciences. It offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as graduate education leading to master’s degrees in most fields. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Arabic Language and Literature, Arab and Middle Eastern History, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Theoretical Physics. It has around 260 full-time and 180 part-time faculty and over 3,200 students from Lebanon and the region pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences represents the core of the University and is its main gateway for higher studies and professional education. It follows a liberal arts program that stresses freedom of academic choice, integrity, ethical conduct, equal opportunity and respect for diversity. Additional information is available at FAS website
Letters of interest, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of five references should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
by January 10, 2016 at the latest. It is the intention of the University to maintain the integrity of the search process by protecting candidate confidentiality.
The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Founded in 1866, AUB is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning operating under a charter from the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Long considered one of the leading universities in the Middle East, AUB is a coeducational institution open to all qualified students without regard to race, religion, economic status or political affiliation. A teaching-centered research university with instruction in English, AUB offers a rigorous curriculum in the American liberal arts tradition along with world-class professional programs. The university's faculty (823 full-time, 256 part-time) serve over 8,000 students in more than 100 PhD, Master's, and Bachelor's degree programs in a variety of disciplines and fields. Faculties include Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Architecture; Agricultural and Food Sciences; Health Sciences; Medicine, which includes a School of Nursing and a tertiary-care University Hospital (AUBMC); and the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.
The University's beautiful 62-acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea contains 72 buildings, including a hospital, four libraries, three museums, seven residence halls and an athletic complex. The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences operates a 245- acre Agricultural Research and Education Center in the Beqa'a Valley.
AUB has more than 61,000 alumni residing in 106 countries. The university's degrees are registered with both the New York State Education Department and the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Additional information is available at www.aub.edu.lb