Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Beirut (LB)
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences - The Lebanese American University

Beirut, Lebanon

The Lebanese American University (www.lau.edu.lb) 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 multiple campuses, mainly 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.


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 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 and as a voting member on the Council of Deans and an Ex-Officio member on several other University Councils.

Application Process 
A candidate brief with details on the role and how to apply, can be downloaded from www.odgers.com/69884