Full Time Faculty Position- Chair, Department of Surgery

Lebanese American University
Lebanon (LB)

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Lebanese American University Gilbert & Rose Marie Chagoury School of Medicine (SOM) is recruiting a Chair for the Department of Surgery to lead the department forward into the next phase of its growth.

The Department of Surgery encompasses the divisions of General Surgery, Urology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Surgical Oncology/Hepatobiliary Surgery. The Chair has the opportunity to shape the future direction of the department with the development of programs of excellence and with new faculty recruitment. This will be in line with the SOM mission, vision and strategy of growth with the opening of LAUMC – St. John’s Hospital in Jounieh and major expansion and renovation of LAUMC – Rizk Hospital.  

The candidate should have completed surgical training in any of the above listed sub-specialties with strong preference for American or European board certification or equivalent such as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. The successful candidate must have leadership and administrative skills and experience. He or she must have a strong interest in developing a strong academic leadership career and will be expected to oversee the surgical residency training programs, medical student surgical education and clinical research programs.

Applicants should apply electronically by submitting the Faculty On-line Application at the following URL: https://edms.lau.edu.lb/Forms/L2odW

The deadline for applying to this position is August 31, 2022.



Working at Lebanese American University

The Lebanese American University (LAU) is a leading, private and nonsectarian higher education institution in Lebanon. It operates under the charter from the board of regents of the University of the state of New York and is accredited by the commission on institutions of higher education of the New England Association of Schools and colleges.

LAU is a multi-campus career-oriented institution which prepares students for responsible living, fully aware of the rich heritage and multiple needs of their respective communities. With two campuses in Beirut and Byblos, the university is at the crossroads of many interacting educational systems.

Lebanon’s academic freedom is essential to a climate of intellectual growth and the fruitful confluence of cultures. The country’s rich multi-faceted heritage is combined with a student body representing over 50 nationalities. In the Fall 2012 semester, LAU had more than 8,100 students enrolled.


Lebanese American University is committed to academic excellence, student centeredness, civic engagement, the advancement of scholarship, the education of the whole person, and the formation of leaders in a diverse world.

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