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Dean of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut (AUB) is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.

The application deadline is December 31, 2020.


The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business. The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) is AACSB-accredited, the first school with this distinction in Lebanon. OSB has 1,100 undergraduate students, 253 graduate students, 40 full-time faculty members in professorial ranks and approximately 36 lecturers and instructors. OSB is organized into three tracks (departments): Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship (MME); Finance Accounting & Managerial Economics (FAME); and Business Information & Decision Systems (BIDS). OSB offers three-degree programs, BBA, MBA (ranking 79th globally following QS2021), and Executive MBA, and specialized master’s degree programs in Human Resource Management, Finance (62nd globally), and Business Analytics (43rd globally). OSB is home to the top ranked MBA program in the MENA region. More information and details are found at the link to the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.

Position Description and Requirements

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the responsible academic and executive head of the school. In addition to managing academic and administrative functions of the school, 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 OSB track. Leading candidates will have a distinguished record of scholarship; a commitment to education and research; the capacity to advance the school’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 business, political, social, and governmental sectors.

Application Information

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For full consideration, materials should be received by December 31, 2020 but recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a curriculum vita, and a letter describing interest in the position to vacancy@aub.edu.lb. The names and contact information for five references should also be provided; candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

Contact: Human Resource Department American University of Beirut

Email Address: vacancy@aub.edu.lb