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The basic objective of this research is to find out the relationship between authentic leadership (AL) and job satisfaction (JS), AL and organizational commitment (OC), OC and JS. Moreover, the study is also intended to find out the role of OC as a mediator between AL and JS. Two hundred and seventy nine (N=279) questionnaires received from faculty members of private sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, used as the sample of the study. Correlation and confirmatory factor analysis are used to test the hypotheses. The results of correlation showed a significantly positive relationship between AL and JS, OC and JS, AL and OC. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed a direct path from AL to JS and OC. Similarly a direct path from OC to JS is also confirmed. Also, an indirect path from AL to JS through OC tested and confirmed. OC partially mediated the connection between AL and the JS. The study endorses and recommends authenticity of leadership roles to improve the commitment and JS of the employees in the education sector of Pakistan as a significant part strategic HRM.