Founded in 1992 as an independent, non-profit, research-driven, graduate business school in a unique and continuing partnership with the Greek business community, ALBA affiliated with ACG in 2012 to pursue within a broader institutional framework ALBA’s historic mission and vision:
- To educate visionary leaders of tomorrow who will act as agents of change and help shape the future business world by pushing forward the frontiers of knowledge related to the management of business organizations, while making that knowledge relevant to practitioners. Generating and disseminating knowledge represent ALBA’s twin objectives.
- To become one of the leading research-driven Graduate Business Schools in the greater Eastern Mediterranean region, on the basis of excellence in teaching and its intellectual impact on the business world, attracting outstanding faculty and students from all over the world.
ACG sees ALBA as a cornerstone in realizing its vision to establish ACG as the premier private, comprehensive educational institution in southeastern Europe. ACG, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US since 1981, encompasses three educational divisions (4,800 students / 400 faculty): ALBA Graduate Business School - 700 students in MBA and specialized masters, plus an extensive executive education program; DEREE College – 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students; PIERCE College - 1,200 students in grades seven through twelve.
ACG provides administrative support and has dedicated its Downtown Athens Campus as well as a portion of its endowment to support the development of ALBA. Now situated within a larger institutional framework while continuing to benefit from its historic connection to the Greek business community (e.g. the ALBA Association, includes 79 corporate members, among which are the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Industries, the Hellenic Management Association and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry as founding members), ALBA is well positioned for significant advancement.
Reporting directly to the board of the ALBA Association and serving along with other senior officers in the ACG President’s Cabinet, the Dean has overall academic and management responsibility for ALBA’s academic programs and other activities. Key responsibilities include: academic program development (degree programs, executive and continuing education); faculty and staff recruitment and development; advancing ALBA’s academic and applied research culture; assuring the size and quality of the ALBA student body; maintaining current accreditation (NEASC, AMBA, EPAS) and pursuing additional ones; external relations and networking; developing synergies with ACG academic and administrative units; ALBA alumni relations and fundraising.
The ideal ALBA Dean candidate will present a substantial profile of academic achievement and leadership including: an earned terminal degree; recognition as an exemplary teacher/scholar in a relevant business discipline; demonstrated success in basic research and academic administrative roles; outstanding communication skills; proven ability to work effectively in a collegial, collaborative and cross-cultural context. Experience in Greece and knowledge of “Greek reality” is desirable.
Please direct all inquiries, application materials (including CV and cover letter), and nominations for this opportunity, until October 31st, 2015, in confidence to: Nikos Ebeoglou, Chair, ALBA Dean Search Committee at email@example.com
The new Dean assumes responsibilities in Fall 2016.
The American College of Greece and ALBA Graduate Business School are dedicated to equal opportunity employment in which individuals are not discriminated against on the basis of age, gender, color, race, nationality, ethnicity, faith, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.