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Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

American University of Beirut
New York City, NY
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Feb 20, 2022

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*American University of Beirut*

*Beirut, Lebanon*

The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of *Dean of the* *Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).* Established in 1866, FAS is the oldest and largest faculty at AUB. FAS houses twenty-eight academic departments, programs, and centers in four major areas of study: the humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the quantitative thought. It offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor's degrees as well as graduate education leading to master's degrees in most fields. It also offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Arabic Language and Literature, Arab and Middle Eastern History, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Theoretical Physics. It has around 244 full-time and 145 part-time faculty and over 2,600 students from Lebanon and the region pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. FAS is considered the university's principal gateway to higher studies and professional education. It embodies AUB's core commitment to the liberal arts and sciences. Through its teaching and research, the faculty promotes free inquiry, critical thinking, academic integrity, civic engagement, and respect for diversity and equality. More information and details about the faculty are found at the following [link](

Reporting to the provost, the dean is the responsible academic and executive head of the faculty. In addition to managing academic and administrative functions of the faculty, the dean participates in university-wide shared governance processes and is a member of AUB's leadership team. The dean will be an accomplished academic leader qualified for appointment to the rank of tenured full professor in an appropriate FAS department. Leading candidates will have a distinguished record of scholarship; a commitment to education, research, community outreach as well as the values and the vision of AUB; the capacity to advance the faculty's academic mission and interests; demonstrated administrative experience including strategic planning, personnel management, budget development, and management in an academic setting; a record of recruiting and retaining high-quality faculty and students; and the capacity to engage with multiple constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as leaders in the political, social, and governmental sectors.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For full consideration, materials should be received by *February 18, 2022*, but recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a curriculum vita, a letter describing interest in the position, and the names and contact information for five references to []( 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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