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Career Level:
Management (Manager/Director)
Advanced Degree
Job type:
Full time
Apply before:
25 Feb, 2018

Associate Dean for Executive and Continuing Education - Olayan School of Business/American University of Beirut

About this job
The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is currently looking to fill the position of Associate Dean of Executive and Continuing Education to begin as early as July 2018. The appointment may be made as a Professor of Practice or Research Professor at any rank depending on the applicant’s professional background and strengths. The candidate will preferably have a PhD, or the minimum of a Master’s degree with several years of relevant experience in executive education from industry and/or higher education. The candidate will have a proven track record at the executive level in dealing with matters of corporate learning and education, and have shown a strong ability for leading teams that thrive on integrative thinking and designs. An experience with digital and other advanced learning technologies is an important asset.

The role is an exciting opportunity for a person looking to grow executive and continuing education programs within a university with a strong brand, and for a corporate learner marketplace that is expanding. Reporting to the Dean of OSB, and as part of the executive team, the Associate Dean will have direct responsibility for the EMBA and for overseeing all staff operations and coordination related to business development, program design and program delivery for non-degree customized open enrollment executive/continuing education programs among other corporate outreach initiatives so as to meet revenue, growth, and profit targets. He/She will also collaborate closely with OSB faculty and staff to ensure high quality academic standards continue to be maintained and that, in collaboration with the Office of Continuous Improvement, necessary operational analytics are collected and used for improvement and strategic benefit. The Associate Dean will ensure that all strategies employed by the unit are aligned and contribute to OSB’s vision and mission.


OSB is AACSB accredited and AUB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It offers compensation, benefits and allowances that are highly competitive.

About AUB and OSB

Founded in 1866, the AUB bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has around 800 instructional Faculty and a student body of around 8,000 students. AUB is highly regarded internationally across rankings and is recognized as a major force for higher education in the Arab world. AUB is accredited by the commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States and includes six faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, Medicine (which includes the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing), and the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.

Considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, AUB is at the heart of Beirut on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Its facilities are world class and conducive to offering a high quality learning experience.

The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) was established as a School of Business in 2000, in honor of the late international Saudi businessman and AUB trustee. Today, OSB is transforming business thinking in the MENA region through Executive Education and its world-class BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and specialized master degree programs in Human Resources Management, Finance, and Business Analytics. Its programs are world class, with our MBA and MFIN programs ranked by QS among the elite global programs and #1 in the MENA region.

In 2016, U.S. News ranked OSB first in the Arab region in overall research quality, research excellence, and research impact despite the relatively smaller size of its faculty compared to other top ranked schools in the region. OSB has a number of research hubs and initiatives covering a wide range of research areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate social responsibility, sustainability data analytics, finance, and corporate governance. OSB was the first in Lebanon to attain its AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation in 2009.

Interested Candidates are asked to send in digital form a CV, a statement of interest, three reference contacts, and any sample work to:

Ms. Rasha Bohsali | Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives |

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to applications received by February 25, 2018.