AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF
The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) seeks a President for
the next phase of its successful development and growth. Opened in
September 2019, AUBH is the first comprehensive American-style
coeducational university in Bahrain. AUBH is supported through the
portfolio of Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain. The
modern 19-acre (75,000 square-meter) purpose-built campus is
constructed to accommodate 3,500 students. The University is
governed by an international board of distinguished academic and
business leaders. Through its three colleges of Business &
Management, Engineering, and Architecture & Design. AUBH offers
bachelor’s degrees in career-oriented STEM and business curricula,
with graduate programs to launch shortly. All instruction is
in English. Licensed by Bahrain’s Higher Education Council of the
Ministry of Education, the University is in process of securing US
regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and
AUBH has established an academic partnership with California
State University, Northridge (CSUN). The two institutions are
linking their curricula and building a diverse and expansive higher
education resource for the region. This partnership will provide
qualified AUBH students with the opportunity to receive a CSUN
degree by completing the final year of their coursework enrolled in
CSUN. Both CSUN and AUBH students could benefit from international
experiences ranging from a summer session or a semester abroad.
Candidate qualifications include an earned doctorate, a decade
of leadership experience in academic administration and governance,
familiarity with US accreditation, fluency in English, and
familiarity with global best practices in teaching and learning.
International experience is a plus. Compensation is competitive.
Citizens of countries that tax worldwide income, such as the US,
may be eligible for favorable tax treatment. There are currently no
local income taxes in Bahrain.
The position is available summer 2022. A detailed position
description is available upon request. An interactive campus video
tour and additional information are available at https://aubh.edu.bh/
Korn Ferry invites applications, nominations, and inquiries. All
communications will be held in strict confidence.
Applications, including a current CV and letter explaining interest
and relevant experience, should be submitted to PresidentAUBH@kornferry.com