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Dean, College of Engineering
American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the premier institutions of higher education in the Middle East, seeks an accomplished academic leader for its College of Engineering. The college has established a reputation for leadership in engineering education in the United Arab Emirates and in the Gulf region.
The College of Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and several minors. All undergraduate programs are accredited by ABET. Graduate degrees include the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Management Electrical Engineering, Engineering Systems Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, and a newly established PhD Program in Engineering Systems Management. The college aspires to be recognized as the leading comprehensive research engineering college in the Arab world, known for its practice-based, partnership-centered, innovation-oriented, and sustainable education ecosystem. The college enrolls 2,047 undergraduate and 292 graduate students, and employs approximately 88 full-time faculty and a staff of approximately 39.
The Dean reports to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer and will continue to build on the strong reputation of the college and work with an accomplished faculty to advance the university’s mission. The Dean will be expected to work in a collaborative manner to develop a strategic agenda that includes expanding research and positioning the college to capitalize on the growing interest in engineering education in the region.
The successful candidate will demonstrate stellar academic credentials, including an earned doctorate, teaching experience and a significant research record, together with evidence of the ability to secure research funding and build revenue. He/she will bring strong leadership and administrative experience and the ability to manage budgets, as well as an understanding of and familiarity with the American higher education model.
An extraordinarily diverse institution located in the Gulf Region with approximately 90 nations represented in the student body, staff and faculty, AUS seeks a Dean who can negotiate cross-cultural complexity, contribute to creating an environment characterized by collegiality and a sense of common purpose, and have a good understanding of the region.
American University of Sharjah (AUS) opened in 1997 and has achieved remarkable enrollment growth and academic distinction during its short history. AUS now has approximately 5,198 students, 327 full-time faculty and 553 full-time staff. AUS is a non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American model. It is licensed and its degree programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division in the United Arab Emirates. AUS has been accredited in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Tel +1 215 662 5606) since June 2004. The spectacular campus, located 30 minutes from the Dubai International Airport, has proven to be an ideal setting for the promotion of cross-cultural understanding. Sharjah is known as a city of learning and culture, and the United Arab Emirates is a thriving and rapidly changing country of over 9 million inhabitants from throughout the world. For more information about American University of Sharjah, please visit www.aus.edu.
For further information on the role, including a candidate briefing document, or for a confidential discussion about the position and details of how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/82163. Applications are due before May 10, 2021.