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Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration

Bilkent University is seeking applications and nominations for the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA).

Bilkent is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment and is one of the best-known Turkish universities. In recent rankings, it is listed 28th in Times Higher Education’s 100 Under 50 of the world’s young universities and 41st in Times Higher Education’s list for Emerging Economies. The language of instruction is English. Bilkent is a vibrant international community with faculty members from 40 different countries. It is a safe campus university, 15 kilometers away from the center of Ankara. The university has its own symphony orchestra, plays, and art exhibitions on campus, and restaurants, cafes, shopping mall, and movie theatres in the vicinity. For further information: http://w3.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/

FBA has been AACSB-accredited since 2006 and is the first business school to attain this in Turkey. It has five programs: undergraduate, MBA, MS, Ph.D., and Executive MBA. FBA accommodates about 1200 students with an increasing percentage of international students. FBA has produced about 4,500 graduates with many alumni in prominent positions. The functional areas of Marketing, Organizational Studies and Management, Finance and Accounting, and Operations Research and Decision Sciences compose a single department. Scientific and Research Council of Turkey ranked Bilkent FBA as the leader among the universities in all business related areas with respect to the number of publications between 2004 and 2014. For further information: http://www.man.bilkent.edu.tr/index.php/home

The Dean is expected to have a distinguished academic record corresponding to that of a full professor at Bilkent University. The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a vision for a faculty with diverse interests. The university administration is receptive to new ideas and the vision the Dean is expected to bring. There is opportunity of hiring at the junior and senior levels in FBA, with an eye towards both advancement of scholarly activity and creation of new or modified academic programs. International faculty candidates are also encouraged to apply, as speaking Turkish is not a requirement for this position.

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health and retirement benefits as well as subsidized private school for faculty members’ dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.

Evaluation of applications and nominations will begin in September 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, accompanied by complete curriculum vitae, should be sent to Professor Güliz Ger (Chair of the FBA Dean Search Committee), ger@bilkent.edu.tr, to initiate confidential screening.