Dean (Chief Executive Officer), Northwestern University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar. Deadline: November 1, 2019.
Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) seeks a strong leader with accomplishments in journalism or communications to serve as its next dean. NU-Q offers a world-class program in media education with degree programs in journalism and in communication built on a strong foundation of liberal arts. NU-Q is one of six schools from leading American universities that have established campuses in Education City, Doha, as a result of collaborative agreements between the universities and the Qatar Foundation. Each of the American universities brings to Qatar educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned. The agreement reflects Northwestern University’s commitment to global engagement and to supporting Qatar’s embrace of quality higher education, human development and growing media and communication capacities. Building on the strong foundation established when the school was launched in 2008, NU-Q now seeks a new dean to advance its institutional trajectory, achieve its academic mission and play an important role in the continued development and transformation of Qatar.
The dean must first and foremost embrace the mission of NU-Q, “to give students an education unique in the world and worthy of a great university.” The dean should also bring substantial experience and distinguished intellectual accomplishments in at least one of the two program areas; appreciation of liberal arts-based university education; strong leadership and management experience including a collaborative style and commitment to shared governance; and personal qualities including diplomacy, intercultural sensitivity and an entrepreneurial spirit. Some background in the cultures of the Middle East and the Muslim world are preferred. The new dean must meet the standards for tenure in one of Northwestern’s schools. Terminal degree preferred, though not required.