AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA (AUA) (an affiliate of the University of California) 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 (WASC). The CBE currently offers a Master’s degree in Business Administration. A BA program in Business is planned to start in Fall 2013, as is an MA program in Economics. The College currently has 130 students in its MBA program. 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 developing the BA in Business and MA in Economics programs and in advancing the goals of the University. The leading candidates will have distinguished records of scholarship, a commitment to 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 Economics or Business or a closely-related field, a strong record of research in economics or business, evidence of successful teaching and administrative abilities, and strong leadership credentials. Previous experience in an international setting and knowledge of Armenia, NIS countries and the Middle East is 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 The applications can also be mailed to the following address: American University of Armenia Corporation, 300 Lakeside Drive, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, Attn: Gaiane Khachatrian, Recruitment, Personnel and Public Relations Manager; Fax: +1 510-208-3576. AUA is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.