LUMS University

Dean of the School of Education

Package: Salary will be competitive with market rate and negotiable depending upon experience
Location: South Asia - Lahore
Deadline: 6 February 2023

LUMS, a not-for-profit organization established in 1985, is a unique destination for lifelong learning. As a leading institution in research and teaching, it demonstrates a strong focus on inclusion and accessibility. Since its inception, LUMS has evolved into a comprehensive university with each of its five Schools setting high standards of excellence in teaching and learning. As of fall 2022, LUMS has 5,513 students enrolled, and 16,977 alumni. With over 300 faculty members holding post doctorate degrees from leading global institutions like Stanford, MIT, Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial, LUMS is committed to strengthening the quality and impact of its discovery, integrative and applied research in the humanities and social sciences, management, science and engineering, law and education.

Launched as the fifth school at LUMS in January 2017, the Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib School of Education (SOE) operates at the crucial nexus of research, policy and practice to produce education leaders who can shape a reimagined and vibrant education reform agenda for Pakistan and make an impact on Pakistan’s rapidly changing educational landscape. Currently SOE offers a flagship 2-year MPhil in Education, Leadership and Management (ELM) empowering students to become leaders of education reform.  A weekend-based program Executive MPhil (ELM) designed for education professionals who wish to continue their education without taking a break is also offered as well as 3 undergraduate minors including Education, Education with Policy and Governance and Education with Curriculum and Instruction. These interdisciplinary minors are intended for all undergraduate students at LUMS. The minors enable students to engage with a discourse on educational issues that intersect with social justice, learning and teaching, education policy and practice, education technology, politics and the economics of education, and critical debates in education.

LUMS is seeking to appoint a new Dean to steer the school towards a growth agenda aligned with an overarching School and University vision. The Dean will craft and advance a strategic direction for the school that continues to foster an environment of sustainable and impactful research for faculty retention and growth, motivate and engage staff, and inspire students through a rich educational experience. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a passion for education leadership, research, teaching, and learning evidenced through a record of academic leadership, research achievement, and the development and delivery of programmes.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (GMT) on Friday, 6 January 2023.

For an informal conversation to learn more, please contact Shehrazade Zafar-Arif on or +44 (0)203 653 0483.