Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) provides a high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education.  AUA’s mission is to bring American-style education to Armenia, with the goal of preparing Armenian citizens and those of the region to address the needs of sustainable development in an environment that values and develops academic excellence, free inquiry, integrity, scholarship, leadership, and service to society. AUA benefits from a formal affiliation with the University of California, which has greatly influenced its academic development and provides legal and investment-related support. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

The Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics at the American University of Armenia (AUA) is the leading business school in the region and has catered to Armenian and international students, business corporations, and communities for the past 26 years. The College values entrepreneurship and innovation, rigor and excellence in academic work, and adheres to strict ethical standards.

The AUA seeks to appoint a new Dean of the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean will provide academic and administrative leadership including strategic planning and play a key role in building and implementing the growing BA and MA/MS degree programs.  A special responsibility will be to direct the upper division and capstone coursework for undergraduates as well as initiatives focusing on applied learning, internships, and collaborations with local/regional entities.

We invite applications from candidates with a PhD or equivalent in business or closely-related field, together with evidence of successful administrative abilities and strong leadership credentials at the Dean or Department Chair level.

How to Apply:

Initial contact should be made with Witt/Kieffer Ccentric, the executive search firm exclusively engaged to assist with this appointment.  Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to AUA@wittkiefferccentric.com, quoting reference 001 in the subject line.

Download the Dean of Business and Economics information pack here