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American University of Bahrain
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Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Full Time
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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 Colleges (WASC).

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

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


John Kuhnle                                         Suellen Tomlinson                                Anurag Tawakley
Washington, DC                                          Dubai, UAE                                            Dubai, UAE

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