American Univesity of Beirut

Dean of Rafic Hariri School of Nursing Search


    About the Search

    The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Rafic Hariri School of Nursing (HSON). Established in 1905, HSON is a leading nursing school in Lebanon and the region and is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in education, research, and service. It is one of AUB’s seven faculties and schools, and houses two divisions – Undergraduate & Graduate Studies that consist of Master in Nursing and PhD in Nursing Studies. The HSON BSN and MSN programs are the first outside the US to receive unconditional accreditation in 2007 and reaccreditation in 2012 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The school offers four tracks in the MSN program (Administration and Management, Community and Public Health, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist). A PhD program in Nursing Studies was launched in fall 2018-2019. More information and details about the school can be found at the following here​

    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 faculty, 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 at the rank of tenured full professor. Leading candidates will have a distinguished record of scholarship; a commitment to education, research, community outreach as well as the values and the vision of AUB; the capacity to advance the faculty’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 health, political,social, and governmental sectors.

    HSON Value Proposition

    Search Committee

    ​​William Zoghbi

    ​Trustee, co-chair
    Lina Choueiri
    ​Deputy Provost, co-chair

    ​Tania Issa Semaan

    ​Nabil Habayeb

    Ammar Olabi
    ​Interim Dean, FAFS

    ​Shadi Saleh
    ​Director, Global Health Institute; Professor, FHS

    Yousif Asfour 
    ​Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer

    ​Lynn Berbary
    ​Student Services and Career Planning Manager, HSON

    Marina Adra
    ​Clinical Associate Professor, HSON

    Gladys Honein
    ​Assistant Professor, HSON

    Salah Zein-El-Dine​

    ​Professor, FM
    ​Rima Karami Akkary 

    ​Associate Professor, FAS
    ​Rachelle Sabbagh
    ​Alumna, HSON

    ​Boushra Rahal

    ​​Coordinator of the​ Search Process



    December 2, 2021

    ​Position Description
    ​December 3, 2021

    ​Appointment of the Search Committee
    ​December 13, 2021

    ​Announcement of the Search by the President​ ​
    December 15, 2021

    ​Placement of Advertisement​

    ​December 28, 2021

    ​​SC Co-chairs call for Nominations and Applications​​
    March 30, 2022 

    ​Close Applications​


    ​​​If you have questions or comments for the search committee or would like to nominate a candidate for this position, please contact Mrs. Boushra Rahal at​​

    To Nominate or Apply

    All nominations and/or applications should be sent electronically to The position is posted on the AUB HR website, link​.

    HSON Value Proposition

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