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Beirut, Lebanon


The American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Hariri School of Nursing (HSON).  Established in 1905, HSON is a leading nursing school in Lebanon and the region and is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in education, research, and service. It is one of AUB’s seven faculties and schools, and houses two divisions – Undergraduate & Graduate Studies that consist of Master in Nursing and PhD in Nursing Studies. The HSON BSN and MSN programs are the first outside the US to receive unconditional accreditation in 2007 and reaccreditation in 2012 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The school offers 4 tracks in the MSN program (Administration and Management, Community and Public Health, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist). The school has launched recently a PhD program in Nursing Studies in fall 2018-2019. More information and details about the school are found at the following link

Reporting to the provost, the dean is the responsible academic and executive head of the school and is a member of AUB’s administrative team. The dean is responsible for setting the school strategic direction; ensuring ongoing support of high quality teaching and research; identifying and fostering areas of excellence; and strengthening ties with other distinguished local, regional, and international academic and professional institutions.

Candidates must qualify for appointment to the rank of full professor in nursing and must have an extensive experience in research and administration responsibilities with leadership skills fulfilling the mission and vision of HSON. Candidates must have a distinguished record of accomplishment as scholars; capacity to advance the school’s academic mission and interests within and outside the university; a demonstrated commitment to recruiting and retaining high quality faculty and students; and the capacity to engage with multiple constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  

Letters of interest, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of five references should be sent to [email protected]. Screening of applications will commence early February 2020 but the search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020.

AUB 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 (MSCHE). It is a leading university in the Middle East, and an institution open to qualified students without regard to race, gender, religion, economic status or political affiliation.  AUB offers a rigorous curriculum in the American liberal arts tradition and world-class professional programs.  The University's faculty (914 full-time, 286 part-time) serve 9,468 students in PhD (166), Master's (1,475), Bachelor's (7,338), and medical (432) degree programs. The university’s seven faculties/schools include: the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing. Also, AUB has a Medical Center that educate medical students and professionals, provide clinical care, and conduct research. The university's degrees are registered with both the New York State Education Department and the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

The university's beautiful 62-acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea comprises 72 buildings, including a hospital, four libraries, three museums, seven residence halls and an athletic complex. Additional information is available at




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Posted: 9/18/2019
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