Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Beirut, Lebanon
Not specified
Oct 14, 2020
Position Type

The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut is the leading internationally accredited medical education and research institution in Lebanon and the Middle East. The Faculty of Medicine is known for delivering educational and training programs in medicine and medical research, responsive to the globally evolving needs in academic medicine and patient care. ​Since its establishment in 1867, the Faculty of Medicine at AUB is the oldest and finest in the MENA region and has trained generations of medical students and physicians (over 4,000 to date). The graduates of the Faculty can be found at leading institutions around the world, transforming the medical field and improving patient care. More information and details are found at the link to the Faculty of Medicine.

Reporting directly to the President and academically to the Provost, the Dean is the responsible senior academic, the executive head of the Faculty of Medicine, and a member of AUB’s senior leadership team. The Dean provides strategic vision and operational leadership, and is expected to implement the highest standards of clinical quality, excellence in teaching, academic development and research. The Dean will also define and develop enhanced partnerships  within the Faculty of Medicine and inter-professionally with nursing and allied healthcare professionals. Candidates must have an MD degree with a distinguished record of accomplishments commensurate with the appointment to the rank of tenured full professor; an outstanding record as scholar, teacher, and administrator; capacity to advance the faculty’s academic mission and interests within and outside the university; commitment to recruiting and retaining high quality faculty and students; and the capacity to engage with multiple constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Experience with a faculty practice plan is essential.

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: The names and contact information for five references should also be provided; 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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