Dean, GAPP

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The American University in Cairo is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading English-language higher-education institution and one of the most unique universities in the world. For over 100 years, we have offered exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. Rich with history and ripe with potential, we are recognized for excellence in teaching, research, creative expression and service across our five schools and nine brand new centennial labs based at our award-winning 260 acre campus in New Cairo.

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) prepares its graduates to take the lead in shaping the future of their nations and the world at large, with a strong belief in the interaction of international and public affairs, an unwavering commitment to ethics and the rule of law, and a recognition of the unique role that the media play in shaping public policy. Our blended learning approach couples theoretical know-how with technical skills to enable graduates to function in a multi-media world. GAPP consists of three academic departments in law, public policy & administration, and journalism & mass communication, as well as research centers focused on the Middle East, refugee and migration studies, American studies, gender and women’s studies, broadcast journalism, and legal reform.

We are seeking an inspirational Dean who will be a visionary leader for the School and guide our further development. The Dean will ensure a nurturing environment for research productivity and further build the international reputation of the school while effectively fundraising and managing our financial and human resources. We are seeking candidates with a distinguished academic and/or public service record who have the highest ethical standards, excellent decision making skills and an inclusive style of leadership.

The American University of Cairo will be supported in its global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. To discuss this role further in confidence, contact Angela Licata on

To apply, please upload a full curriculum vitae (detailing the nature, scope and scale of responsibilities held) alongside a covering letter of application detailing relevant skills, experience and motivation.

The deadline for applications is 09.00am PDT, 29th November 2021.

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