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American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Reporting to the President, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for setting institutional academic and research priorities that advance the mission of the university. The Provost works closely with the President, Deans, associate provost(s), and other senior administrators to develop and implement the university’s long-term academic and budgetary planning and management strategies. Initiating and supporting diverse activities, the provost seeks input from faculty, students, staff, and alumni to ensure meaningful engagement in fulfilling strategic goals. The Provost also oversees the administration of the university's academic support units and its interfaculty research centers and teaching units.

Leading candidates will have earned a doctorate from an accredited university and have a demonstrated record of distinguished research/scholarship and teaching commensurate with the appointment to the rank of tenured full professor. They are experienced academic leaders with an established track record of success in managing a complex academic organization with strong interpersonal skills. They have successful experience living and working in an international setting, including sufficient familiarity with the Middle East and Lebanon. Demonstrated successful experience in academic strategic planning, fiscal management, resource allocation, accreditation and supervision of personnel is required as well as readiness to address issues of academic quality, expectations for faculty, and strengthening of research activities. More information and details are found at the link to the Office of the Provost.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For full consideration, materials should be received by December 31, 2020 but recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a curriculum vita, and a letter describing interest in the position to [email protected]. The names and contact information for five references should also be provided; candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

AUB is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment, as reflected in its Policy against Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment. 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, among other things, 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 seven faculties/schools include the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 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 leading Medical Center that educates medical students and professionals, provides clinical care, and conducts research. Additional information is available at   




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Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 12/13/2020
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