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

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2020
Title Dean of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
University The American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Department School of Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Business - General
    MBA & Executive MBA
    Management Information Systems - All
    General Management
    Decision Sciences

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.

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.

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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