American Univesity of Beirut

Dean of Student Affairs Search


    About the Search

    The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Student Affairs. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provide services, programs, and facilities that foster academic success and promote student assured self-awareness and better informed career planning in a changing world. OSA is committed to a holistic approach to student development—intellectual, social, physical, psychological, and cultural—in an environment that promotes diversity, tolerance, civic and moral responsibility, local and global awareness, and psychological and emotional well-being. The office is responsible for organizing all co-curricular activities, including 70 active student clubs and student publications; overseeing the student government; and managing the offices of Accessible Education, Career Hub, Counseling Center, Student Activities, Student Housing, University Sports, Wellness Outreach and Peer Support, and the Work Study Program. OSA provides the AUB community with sports services through the Charles Hostler Student Center, a state of the art facility.  More information and details can be found at the following link to OSA​.  
    Reporting to the provost, the dean participates in university-wide shared governance processes and is a member of AUB’s leadership team. The dean provides vision and leadership for the planning, development, management, and evaluation of the Office of Student Affairs. The successful candidate should have broad experience interacting with and supporting the needs of a diverse student population; have a strong record of success as a leader; possess excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills; and the ability to respond to various constituents including students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional—parents, faculty, alumni, and other stakeholders.​

    Search Committee

    Hana El-S​amad​Trustee, Co-chair

    Alan Shihadeh​ Dean, Co-chair

    Mary Jaber
    ​VP for Administration and Chief of Staff​

    ​Bradley Tucker

    ​Vice-Provost and Registrar​
    Rabih Shibli
    ​​Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service 
    Hala Dimechkie
    ​Director, Office of International Programs​

    Mitra Tawk

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equity/Title IX Coordinator
    ​Hiba Hamade

    ​Student Activities Manager
    Bashshar Haydar 
    Professor, FAS

    Farid Talih 
    Associate Professor, FM

    Fida Afiouni 
    Associate Professor, OSB

    Aline Germani 
    Instructor and Director of the Center for Public Health Practice, FHS
    Marc Khoueiry

    ​Undergraduate student, FAS
    ​Antoinette Abou Jawde 

    ​Graduate student, MSFEA

    ​Boushra Rahal​
    ​Coordinator of the Search Process


    Early September 2021Position Description​

    September 30, 2021
    ​Appointment of the Search Committee  

    ​October 1, 2021
    ​Announcement of the Search by the President

    ​October 5, 2021
    Placement of Advertisement​​

    October 16, 2021

    ​SC Co-chairs call for Nominations and Applications​
    January 9, 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​.

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