Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Search for the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Asian University for Women

Chittagong, Bangladesh


Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks an inaugural Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Founded in 2008, AUW is a leading liberal arts and sciences university in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The University educates talented women from across the Asian continent and beyond, irrespective of their socio-economic background. AUW was established to serve women from communities across Asia and the Middle East that have been historically disenfranchised or whose lives have been abruptly disrupted by political upheaval or civil war and unrest to offer them a world-class education and opportunities for their future and the future of their communities, regardless of their prior access to educational opportunities. AUW seeks to graduate women who will be skilled and innovative professionals, service- oriented leaders in the businesses and communities where they will work and live, and promoters of intercultural understanding and sustainable human and economic development in Asia and worldwide.

AUW is the first of its kind: an independent, regional institution dedicated to excellence, women’s education, and leadership development – global in outlook but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia. AUW exists to educate and empower a rising network of women leaders through the transformative power of an American-style liberal arts and sciences education. Open to women from all walks of life, AUW particularly encourages women who are the first in their families to get a university education.

AUW currently serves approximately 1,500 students. AUW offers a two-year immersion pre-collegiate academic program focused on English language acquisition, math, basic computer literacy, and a rigorous undergraduate degree program.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Rubana Huq, the Pro-Vice Chancellor serves as the chief academic affairs officer and will work closely with faculty, leadership, and students across AUW. The Pro-Vice Chancellor is expected to be an outstanding scholar or researcher with a demonstrated record as an academic leader with the ability to transform bold ideas into reality. They will be an inspiring proponent of liberal arts and sciences learning in Asia, able to articulate and promote the vision and mission of AUW internationally and build an on-campus culture that is inclusive and collaborative.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of demonstrated higher education administrative success, and bring deep experience setting a strategic agenda and working with faculty and staff to launch new initiatives while building systems and processes. The Pro-Vice Chancellor will be committed to recruiting and supporting faculty and staff. The Pro-Vice Chancellor must also be an excellent communicator and partner internally with administrators and various departments across campus, as well as externally. Above all, the Pro-Vice Chancellor must be highly student-centered, possess an appreciation for liberal arts education, advance initiatives within a faculty governance system, be responsive with the ability to make data-driven decisions and be supportive of the values and traditions of AUW.


AUW has retained the global executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in recruiting its new Pro- Vice Chancellor.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes/CVs with cover letters should be sent in confidence via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search link below. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Sean Farrell, Partner

Sokeng Cleary, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller