(an affiliate of the University of California)


Dean of the College of Business and Economics


AUA invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Business and Economics (CBE).  AUA is a privately endowed, independent American institution of higher education in the Republic of Armenia that is affiliated with the University of California. AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501.


The CBE currently offers a Master’s degree in Business Administration. A BA program in Business started in Fall 2013, as did an MS program in Economics. The College currently has 230 students in its MBA program and 168 first-year undergraduate majors By 2017, the College is expected to have more than 600 students.


Responsibilities: Reporting directly to and working closely with the Provost, the Dean of CBE will provide academic and administrative leadership, strategic planning, and play a key role in building and implementing the BA in Business and MS in Economics programs and in advancing the goals of the University.   The leading candidates will have distinguished records of scholarship, a commitment to excellence and innovation in education and research; the capacity to advance the CBE’s academic mission and interests; demonstrated experience in strategic planning, personnel management, budget development and management in academic setting; proven record of recruiting and retaining highly qualified faculty and students; capacity to engage with multiple constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as leaders in the business, political, social and governmental sectors. 


Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in business, economics, or a closely-related field; a strong record of research and teaching in business or economics; evidence of successful administrative abilities, and strong leadership credentials at the dean or department chair level in a high aspirational and complex university.  Previous experience in an international setting through teaching, research or international residency, and knowledge of or interest in Armenia, NIS countries and the Middle East are preferred but not required.


Requirements: This full-time position requires the incumbent to reside in Armenia.


Compensation: AUA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.


Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


To apply for this position please send a letter of interest, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference by email to [log in to unmask] The Search Committee will carefully review candidate applications and qualifications and, when appropriate, will contact references and professional colleagues.


AUA is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


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