Lebanese American University

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Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

The Lebanese American University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.  The Lebanese American University is a leading higher education institution in the Middle East operating on multiple campuses, mainly Beirut and Byblos, and enrolling more than 8000 students. The University is in the process of developing its third dynamic five-year strategic plan aimed at ensuring its continued pursuit of academic excellence.

Position Summary

The Dean of Arts & Sciences is the senior academic officer of the School, and is be responsible for all matters relating to academic leadership and administration including overseeing of academic programs, faculty, staff and students on both the Beirut and Byblos Campuses. The Dean will set standards of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the School and will provide strategic vision and operational leadership for all aspects of the academic and scholarly program, creating an environment that supports the School faculty and students.

The candidate must be able to build on LAU’s strong record in the humanities, social sciences, performing and communication arts, while at the same time continue strengthening the high caliber natural and physical sciences, as well as math and computer sciences, bioinformatics, actuarial sciences, and education programs. The Dean should have a commitment to academic freedom and the centrality of the liberal arts within the broader context of university education, and a demonstrated ability to articulate a compelling, strategic vision and long-term goals for the School of Arts & Sciences. The candidate should also have an inclusive leadership style.

The Dean reports to the Provost and serves and as a voting member on the Council of Deans, and an Ex-Officio on several other University Councils.

Required Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have:

Application Details

Applications should include:

Deadline for application is January 30, 2018.

Please send documents in electronic form to the Search Committee for Dean of Arts and Sciences at soassc@lau.edu.lb.


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