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Dean, College of Law

American University of Iraq Bagdad
Iraq (IQ)
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Date posted
Jan 6, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Why the American University of Iraq—Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January 2021, the new American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and United States business, industry and government who wanted to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and the flourishing capital of the Muslim world.  With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB's beautiful campus attracts students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

Position: Dean, College of Law

Location: American University of Iraq, Baghdad

Job Summary: The American University of Iraq, Baghdad, is seeking a dynamic and experienced academic leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Law. Leading with vision, encouraging academic excellence, and advancing the mission and objectives of the college will be the duties of the Dean.

Key Responsibilities:

Academic Leadership:

Oversee the development and implementation of innovative and high-quality legal education programs.

 Promote a culture of research and scholarship among faculty and students.

Strategic Planning and Administration:

Develop and implement strategic plans for the college in alignment with the university’s vision.

Manage the college’s budget, resources, and facilities efficiently.

Foster a collaborative and inclusive environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Faculty Development:

Recruit, mentor, and support faculty members in their academic and professional growth.

Evaluate faculty performance and encourage continuous improvement in teaching and research.

Student Success:

Enhance student learning experiences and outcomes.

Provide guidance and support for student-led initiatives and organizations.

Ensure student access to resources and opportunities for career development.

Community Engagement and Collaboration:

Build partnerships with legal professionals, government agencies, and other educational institutions.

Promote the college’s visibility and influence in legal education at national and international levels.


A terminal degree (JD, PhD, or equivalent) in law.

A minimum of 5 years of academic experience

A deep understanding of the Anglo-American Law (common law) and European Continental Law (Civil)

Preference is for US-educated and trained law professionals.

A distinguished record of academic and professional achievement in the field of law.

Proven experience in academic leadership, preferably in a law school setting.

Demonstrated ability to foster academic excellence, innovation, and collaboration.

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.


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.



Diversity and Inclusivity: At AUIB, we celebrate diversity and ensure inclusivity in every aspect of our campus life. Our community is a mosaic of cultures, ideas, and dreams, working together towards a shared vision. Our policies ensure fairness and equality, making AUIB a welcoming place for everyone.

Competitive Benefits: We recognize the importance of supporting our staff, both personally and professionally. AUIB offers competitive salaries, comprehensive health plans, and generous leave policies to ensure our team's well-being and satisfaction.

Professional Development: With a variety of roles and the chance to be part of a growing institution, AUIB is an ideal place for career progression and professional development. We provide numerous opportunities for our staff to enhance their skills and advance in their careers.

A Thriving Community: Living on campus is a serene and fulfilling experience. Our expatriate faculty and staff enjoy comfortable accommodations, and our vibrant campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including an expansive library, modern classrooms, and recreational amenities.

A Legacy of Excellence: Situated in Baghdad, a historic center of learning and culture, AUIB is committed to reviving and enriching this legacy. Being a member of AUIB entails taking part in a prestigious project that prominent figures in business, government, and education have envisioned.

Your Career Path Starts Here

We are currently seeking dynamic individuals for a range of positions as part of our expansion. Join us and be a part of our journey to shape minds and transform futures.

Academic Excellence: Contribute to our diverse range of academic programs with your expertise and passion for teaching.

Campus Life Enhancement: Help enrich the student experience through various roles in campus activities, student services, and administration.

Innovation and Growth: Be at the forefront of introducing new programs and initiatives that drive AUIB forward.

Benefits Snapshot:

  • Health Plans: Choose from our 50/50 split health plan options, covering you and your family for peace of mind.
  • Annual Leave: Enjoy 21 workdays of annual leave to relax and rejuvenate for full-time Staff and Management
    • The specified breaks in the academic calendar schedule determine Faculty Leave.
  • Sick Leave: Benefit from up to 30 workdays of sick leave, ensuring you're supported during unforeseen health issues.
  • Holidays: As per our academic calendar, enjoy and unwind during the holidays.
  • Work Schedule: Sunday through Thursday, 8am to 4 p.m., with some Saturdays for campus events.

Be Part of Our Story 

Embark on a fulfilling career at AUIB and make a difference in the lives of our students and the broader community. See the below open positions and learn more about how you can contribute to our thriving academic community.


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