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The American University of Sharjah (AUS) announces a search for its next Provost, who will support and promote the institution’s academic endeavors during a period of ambitious growth under the leadership of its new Chancellor, Bjorn Kjerfve. We bring this exciting opportunity to your attention because of your background and experience in academic leadership and welcome your nominations and referrals.

AUS is rapidly moving towards recognition as the premier University in the region. Since its founding in 1997, the University has achieved remarkable enrollment growth and academic distinction with close to 6,000 students representing more than 90 nationalities, and more than 360 full-time faculty. As the Chief Academic Officer of the University, the Provost provides vision, leadership and operational direction for the Deans and Directors of the undergraduate and graduate academic programs and support services; directs innovative strategies for continuously improving the quality and reputation of the University, and plays a central role in long-term planning efforts, including the strategic alignment of programs and resources in support of the University’s mission.

This is an ideal opportunity for an enterprising academic leader who is interested in expanding the University’s reputation as the university of choice in the region, built on the American model, and to play a key role in advancing its trajectory toward even greater excellence in education, research and scholarship.

We welcome an opportunity to answer any questions you might have or to describe this leadership position or recruitment process in more detail. To view the comprehensive leadership profile for this position, please visit our website at

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