I have long academic experiences in African universities (where I studied and am based). I had various administrative positions such as head, dean, vice president. Academically, I have supervised tens of students and published many paper in high impact journals. Now I want to apply for a position in American universities (for example, a Dean position).
When I compare my credentials and academic/administrative experiences with current Deans of American universities, I am fully comparable, but my worry is:
Do the search committee needs American experience for appointing someone in an American university?
Do the search committee consider academic experiences in developing countries not-competitive to American candidates?
I understand that there might be personal views, but is it the general strategies of search committees?