Career Opportunities

​Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

The Lebanese American University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. The Lebanese American University (LAU) is a leading higher education institution in the Middle East, operating on two campuses, Beirut and Byblos, and enrolling more than 8,000 students. The University is chartered by the Regents of the State University of New York and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The School of Arts and Sciences is home to LAU’s oldest programs, is at the core of the University’s liberal arts tradition and enrolls over 2,600 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position Summary

The Dean of Arts and Sciences is the senior academic officer of the School and is 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 Dean will also conduct fundraising for the School.

The candidate must be able to build on LAU’s strong record in the humanities, social sciences, and 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 and Sciences. The candidate should also have an inclusive leadership style.

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

Required Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have:

Application Details

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Applications should consist of a cover letter explaining motivation and qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions about the post at