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American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
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Apr 12, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents
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American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Sulaimani, Iraq

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), invites inquiries, applicants and nominees for Vice President-Academic Affairs (VPAA). Founded in 2007 for the public benefit of all Iraq, AUIS is an English-speaking, independent, non-profit, coeducational, liberal arts college in the cultural capital of the secure Kurdish region in Iraq. In 2011, AUIS moved to its new 418-acre marble-and-glass campus overlooking historic Sulaimani, a thriving economic center of one million people. The campus has 50 classrooms, high-tech IT and engineering labs, an expansive library, auditoriums, dining facilities, and sports courts and fields. The Board of Trustees, with a US Chair, comprises prominent American and Iraqi academic, business and government leaders, including the university founder and President of Iraq, Dr. Barham Salih, currently on leave from the Board.

The international faculty of 70 from 24 countries provides a student-centered, American-style education combining liberal arts and pre-professional courses to 1,400 students of diverse ethnicities, religions, and nationalities from throughout Iraq and the wider region. In addition to the core curriculum, students may select a major from Business Administration, Engineering, English Literature, Information Technology, International Studies, Journalism, Law, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Software Engineering, and Translation as well as an EMBA. The university also has established a dual-degree undergraduate engineering program with the University of Arizona. Other partnerships include those with the American University of Beirut, Stanford Law School, Princeton University, UCLA, Missouri State University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, Bath Spa University, University of Exeter, and Universita Ca’Foscari Venezia. AUIS is in the early stages of pursuing US regional accreditation. A detailed profile of AUIS and its agenda is available at

The Vice President-Academic Affairs, reporting to President Bruce Ferguson, is chief academic officer of the university and responsible for the administration, coordination and development of all academic, student, faculty affairs and support programs. Qualifications include a terminal degree, administrative experience at the level of dean or equivalent in an accredited university, familiarity with US liberal-arts core curricula, and fluency in English. Kurdish or Arabic language ability is not required. Experience working in an international/multicultural environment and ability in a second language are preferred. Compensation and benefits are competitive. Citizens of countries that tax worldwide income, such as the US, may be eligible for favorable tax treatment. The position is available starting January 2023 but no later than September 2023.

Korn Ferry invites confidential inquiries, applications and nominations for VPAA. All communications will be held in strict confidence. Applications, including a CV and letter explaining interest and relevant experience, should be sent to

AUIS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


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