President, The American University in Cairo

Egypt (EG)
Nov 11, 2020
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President, The American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading English-language higher-education institution and one of the most unique universities in the world. For over 100 years, we have offered exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. Rich with history and ripe with potential, we are recognized for excellence in teaching, research, creative expression and service across our six schools (Business, Global Affairs and Public Policy, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences and Engineering, Graduate School of Education, and Continuing Education) and nine brand new centennial labs dedicated to tackling global issues from innovation and education to technology and architecture based at our award-winning 260 acre campus in New Cairo.

The Board of Trustees has initiated a global search to identify AUC’s next President. The next President will be a visionary leader capable of navigating an ever-changing global higher education landscape while realizing the incredible potential of AUC. Deeply collaborative, they will appreciate shared governance while leading a conversation with faculty, staff and students. Culturally and politically astute, they will have the desire and ability to engage with the diverse stakeholders of the institution in Egypt, ensuring the special place of AUC within the country and the region. The president will lead the University’s fundraising efforts and increase the University’s endowment to support its academic programs, its faculty and its student financial aid. Crucially, the next president will have unquestioned, unassailable personal and professional integrity and the ability to inspire others and instill pride in all University stakeholders. 

The American University of Cairo will be supported in its global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. To discuss this role further in confidence, contact Benjamin Crase directly at ([email protected])  or on + 1 604 340 7008.

To apply, please upload a full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held) alongside a covering letter of application detailing relevant skills, experience and motivation to quoting reference 4833.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 4, at 5:00pm EST.

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