American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Dean College of Engineering - Expat Accepting Applications

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AUIB is a non-profit, private university that is fully accredited in Iraq by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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The American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to serve as the Dean of the College of Engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing visionary leadership, strategic direction, and academic excellence within the College of Engineering. The Dean will play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of innovation, research, and academic rigor while actively contributing to the growth and success of the institution. Breadth and depth of academic experience in the international academic domain are pluses.

The following are the essential duties and responsibilities:

The Dean is accountable to the VPAA and leads the following initiatives to further the mission of the college and university:

1. Leadership and Administration:

Provide visionary leadership for the College of Engineering, aligning academic goals with the overall mission and strategic plan of AUIB.

o Oversee the day-to-day operations, budgetary matters, and administrative functions of the college.

enrich, maintain, and expand the relationship that AUIB has with Lawrence Technological University.

2. Academic Excellence:

Promote and maintain high academic standards, fostering a culture of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Develop and implement innovative academic programs that meet the evolving needs of the engineering industry.

3. ABET Accreditation:

Demonstrate expertise and experience in seeking or maintaining ABET accreditation through self-study and site visits.

 Ensure continuous improvement of academic programs to meet ABET standards and criteria.

4. Enrollment Growth:

Develop and execute strategies to enhance student enrollment in engineering programs.

Collaborate with the admissions team to market engineering programs effectively to attract a diverse and qualified student body.

5. Research and Innovation:

Foster a culture of research and innovation within the college, encouraging faculty and students to engage in meaningful research projects.

Seek external funding opportunities and partnerships to support research initiatives.

6. Faculty Development:

Recruit, mentor, and retain a diverse and qualified faculty.

Support faculty in professional development, research, and pedagogical innovation.

7. Community Engagement:

Cultivate relationships with industry partners, government agencies, and the broader community to enhance opportunities for internships, cooperative education, and collaborative research.

8. Student Success:

Implement initiatives that promote student success, including academic support services, career development, and experiential learning opportunities.

9. Financial Management:

Manage the financial resources of the college efficiently, ensuring the responsible allocation of funds to support academic and operational needs.


  • Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related field.
  • Minimum five years of experience in academic leadership, preferably as a dean or in a similar administrative capacity.
  • Demonstrated experience in seeking or maintaining ABET accreditation.
  • Strong commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and student success.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders

Application Requirements for Positions at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad

To be considered for any role at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB), applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter: This should detail how your skills and experience align with the specific requirements of the position you are applying for.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please provide an up-to-date resume or CV.
  3. Identification: A valid national ID or passport is required for the application process.

** Please note that applications missing any of these components will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates:

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will need to provide additional documentation:

  1. Educational transcripts and certifications must be translated into English.
  2. References: You must provide contact details for three references. These individuals should be those who have either worked with you or supervised your work.

We look forward to receiving your complete applications and appreciate your interest in joining our dynamic team at AUIB.

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Dean College of Engineering - Expat Accepting Applications
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