Vice Chancellor

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a world-class academic institution with a proud history of achievement and ambitious plans for the future. Founded in 1985, LUMS is a private, not-for-profit, co-educational, tertiary education institution operating under a charter awarded by the Government of Pakistan. LUMS has strived to achieve the aim of imparting world-class education while encouraging research and intellectual growth in the country. As a result, LUMS has played a key role in setting high standards of academics and producing professionals who can compete with counterparts from any university across the world.

LUMS is committed to the ideals of critical thinking, academic integrity and diversity. One of Pakistan’s leading Universities, LUMS has over 4,000 students, 276 faculty members and five schools on its 100-acre campus in Lahore: Suleman Dawood School of Business; Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering; Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law; and the LUMS School of Education. LUMS has strong undergraduate and graduate programmes in all disciplines, and houses cross-disciplinary centres including the National Incubation Centre Lahore, Centre for Water Informatics and Technology, the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature, and the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative. For more information, please visit the LUMS website at

LUMS aspires to become a leading centre of academic and research excellence in South Asia, producing locally contextualised but globally relevant research, providing leadership in academic rigour and teaching standards, and civic engagement to serve the critical needs of society.

The Vice Chancellor provides visionary leadership and direction for the future of LUMS, and oversees university policies, strategic direction and overall financial condition of the university. In addition, the Vice Chancellor is responsible for leading the university in academics, research, student life, and civic engagement, and is actively engaged in promoting and advancing the mission and academic excellence of LUMS.

The ideal candidate will have led a small to mid-size multiple-disciplinary university or school in a leadership role, with a track record of proven success. The Vice Chancellor will act as an ambassador for higher education, both inside and outside of Pakistan.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until March 15, 2018.

LUMS will be assisted by Heidrick & Struggles in this search. All communication will be held in total confidence.

Please include a current CV and a letter describing relevant experience and level of interest.

Please submit nominations and applications electronically to:

Maliha Jilani,
Principal Heidrick & Struggles (Middle East) LLC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates