Academic Employment

​​​The American University of Beirut (AUB) offer different positions:

Academic Positions


The American University of Beirut (AUB), an independent, nonsectarian university, is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the Middle East. The university occupies a beautiful wooded campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, located in a central neighborhood in Beirut. The city offers a vibrant, cosm​opolitan, and culturally active environment, and enjoys a moderate climate with four seasons.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences houses 33 academic departments, programs, and centers in four major areas of study: the humanities, the social sciences, the natural science, and the quantitative thought. It offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor's degrees as well as graduate education leading to master's degrees in most fields and PhD degrees in selected fields. The role of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as the "Gateway to Higher Education" at the University and in the region is central to its mission, promoting liberal education through freedom of choice. We invite you to share our mission by joining our Faculty in one of our Departments:

Regular Academic Positions:


Endowed Chairs and Professorships:



 
Title: Faculty position in Arabic

Academic Title: Lecturer/Instructor
Department: Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Lecturer/Instructor to begin in August 2019.

 

Applicants must have a PhD (for the Lecturer rank) or MA (for the Instructor rank) in Arabic language and literature by the time of appointment, and experience teaching courses in Arabic language, literature and culture. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that deal with Arabic literary and cultural heritage and modern Arabic thought within the Arabic-for-Communication Skills program. Commitment to communication-based and learner-centered approaches to Arabic is required. Experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers is preferred.

 

The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (Fuṣḥā), but the successful candidate is also expected to demonstrate excellent command of English.

This is a teaching position that carries a full teaching load of eight courses per academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to devote full time to teaching and developing courses and instructional materials within the Arabic for Communication Skills program as deemed necessary by the Department.

 

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) sample syllabi of courses they have taught in Arabic, and 5) three letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below). All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

 

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 15, 2019.



 
Title: Faculty Position in in Arabic as a Second Language (ASL)

Academic Title: Instructor/Coordinator
Department: Center for Arab & Middle East Studies

The Center for Arab & Middle East Studies (CAMES) at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Instructor in ASL to begin in August 2019.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • MA in Arabic language and literature, applied linguistics, or a related field
  • Experience teaching AFL courses at all levels of instruction and commitment to communicative-based and learner-centered approaches to language teaching
  • Experience in coordinating ASL programs in both intensive and non-intensive settings
  • Experience in placing students of various backgrounds in the appropriate level according to their proficiency
  • Experience in planning and implementing cultural and experiential learning activities to complement learning in the classroom
  • Excellent command of both Arabic and English


Job responsibilities include

  • Coordinating the regular ASL academic program during the academic year
  • Teaching ASL courses at all levels
  • Developing instructional materials at all levels
  • Assisting the CAMES Intensive Arabic Summer Program director in planning and coordinating the program

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) sample syllabi of courses they have taught in Arabic, and 5) names of three referees who are familiar with the applicant’s work (letters will be solicited at later stages in the search).  All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb


The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 15, 2019.




 
Title: Faculty Position in in American Studies / Media Studies

Academic Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department: Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) & Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM)

The Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM) at the American University of Beirut are seeking to appoint a tenure- track assistant professor to start on August 15, 2019. The hire will have a joint appointment with CASAR and SOAM.

We hope to attract a candidate who can offer undergraduate and graduate courses in American Studies with a focus on media and communication. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose research and interests can contribute to the center's efforts to foster research and outreach.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2019. The appointment is for an initial period of four years. The language of instruction is English.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and the names of three references to Dean Nadia Cheikh, Faculty of Arts and Sciences to as_dean@aub.edu.lb
Three letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018.




Title: Faculty Position in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Academic Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department: Education


The Department of Education at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the assistant professor level to begin January 15, 2019 or August 15, 2019.

Successful candidates are expected to teach and advise diploma and graduate students in educational leadership and policy studies; conduct and publish research; direct graduate students’ research; participate in program review and improvement; supervise internships and practica; develop proposals for extramural funding; participate in outreach educational activities, and take an active role in collaborations with schools and academic life in the department and university.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate from an internationally accredited institution in educational leadership and policy studies or in a closely related field at the time of appointment. Demonstrated experience as an educational leader, preferably in K-12 schools, and teaching experience at the college level are assets.

The language of instruction at AUB is English. Persons with ties to Lebanon or to the region or a specific interest in opportunities to work in the region are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and a CV. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled, with appointment possible either in the spring semester of AY2018-19 or the fall semester of AY2019-20.




Title: Faculty Positions in the Communication Skills Program
Academic Title: Instructor
Department: English


The Communication Skills Program in the Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill full-time instructor positions in academic writing to begin August 15, 2019.

Candidates with experience teaching academic writing at university level are encouraged to apply. We particularly invite applicants with a degree and expertise in composition studies, rhetoric and composition, second-language writing, ESL, applied linguistics, or a related field.

Communication Skills instructors engage in teaching writing, language, and communication. The successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate level and to participate in selected professional development opportunities and the ongoing development of the Program.

The appointment is for an initial period of one year with opportunities for renewal. The usual teaching load is three courses per semester. Applicants must have completed their MA by January 2019. The language of instruction is English.

To apply, send a cover letter, a CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials are sent by January 28, 2019.




Title: Faculty Position in Language Testing/Assessment
Academic Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department: English


The Department of English at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track position in English Language Testing at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise and contribute to curriculum development in the department’s Language program and assessment. They will have a 50% service commitment to manage the delivery of quality English language assessment and contribute to the review of English language proficiency standards and requirements. This will be done in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) and other academic and administrative units in the University. Experience in the design and development of language testing materials, the statistical analysis of test scores, and the process of ongoing test validation is required.

The teaching load is 50% of the regular teaching load with generous support for junior faculty research. Applicants should have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Educational Measurement, or a related field, upon appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample, and a sample syllabus. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by November 1, 2018.




Title: Faculty Position in Modern Middle East/Arab History
Academic Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (tenure-track)
Department: History and Archaeology


The Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time faculty position in modern Middle East history, with a focus on the Arabic-speaking world, to begin August 15, 2019. The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor).

The position is open to scholars of all regions and thematic interests, but the department especially welcomes applications of candidates working on questions of political economy and/or social history within a comparative perspective. PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment. The appointee will provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in his/her field of specialization and more general topics covered in the department’s regular program. Aside from teaching, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the department and the University at large. The language of instruction is English.

Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of four years.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a representative sample of scholarship, and sample course syllabi. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

All application documents should be received by November 30, 2018.




Title: Faculty Position in Probability and Statistics
Academic Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department: Mathematics


The Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track position in mathematics at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2019.

Only applicants holding a PhD and showing a strong commitment to teaching and research will be considered. The anticipated vacancy is in Probability and Statistics. Strong candidates in other areas of mathematics may be considered.
The appointment is for an initial period of four years. Visiting appointments at all ranks may be possible. The language of instruction is English.

There are 19 full-time professorial rank faculty in mathematics and about 120 students in the major. The Department offers programs leading to the Bachelor's and Master's degrees.  The Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences at AUB, a few minutes' walking distance from the Department, also houses research activity in mathematics.  The Department offers a large service program in mathematics for the entire university, as in agriculture, business, economics, engineering, the natural sciences, and the Graduate Program in Computational Science.

AUB is a teaching-centered research university. Its mission is to enhance education, primarily for the people of the Middle East, and to participate in the advancement of knowledge. The beautiful campus is located on a hill in Beirut overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with pleasant weather year-round.

All interested applicants should send a letter of application with a current CV, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of reference to be electronically submitted through the Mathjobs website at https://www.mathjobs.org . Alternatively, applications may be sent by e-mail to as_dean@aub.edu.lb . Applicants should indicate whether they are planning to attend the AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings on January 16-19, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.

All applications and letters of reference should arrive by November 15, 2018. Applications will continue to be received after the deadline, but may not receive full consideration.




Title: Faculty Position in Physics
Academic Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
Department: Physics

The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 15, 2019.

The position requires a Ph.D. in Physics as well as post-doctoral experience of at least two years. Candidates must show promise in teaching as well as in research.
Preference will be given to experimental physicists.

The selected candidate should be able to develop a vibrant research program which would ideally complement the Department’s existing research directions in material science and thin films, plasma physics, nanoscale physics, soft and active matter, high energy physics and astrophysics. Directions related to biological physics and complexity studies will also be considered. The candidate is expected to participate in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new courses, and supervise graduate and undergraduate research.

The Department of Physics (https://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/physics/Pages/index.aspx) has a long and established tradition of excellence in teaching and research within AUB's own 150-year+ history as the leading institution of higher learning in the Arab world.  It is housed within AUB’s beautifully landscaped and historic campus, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and tucked within the vibrant community of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut. It has ten full time professorial rank faculty members, plus a number of part time instructors. It offers programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's (both experimental and theoretical), and PhD (theoretical physics) degrees.

Experimental directions in the department are supported by modern laboratories, together with the Kamal A. Shair Central Research Science Laboratory ( https://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/crsl/Pages/index.aspx). Compute intensive research is powered by a central High Performance Computing facility.  Academic activities of faculty members can benefit from support by the Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences.

Electronic submissions should be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb and should include the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Detailed updated curriculum vitae.
  • Research statement that includes a research plan.
  • Samples of published work, including clear indications of the candidate’s contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • Teaching portfolio that includes a teaching philosophy and syllabi of taught courses.
  • Three current letters of reference to be forwarded directly by the referees to the FAS Dean’s office (as_dean@aub.edu.lb).

All application materials should be received by January 15, 2019, at the latest.




Title: Faculty Position in Psychology
Academic Title: Lecturer
Department: Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time lecturer position. The area of specialization is open but we are especially interested in candidates in the areas of experimental design and statistics. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses. The position is to begin August 15, 2019. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2019. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on research and teaching. Applicants should arrange for three referees to be directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb
 
The deadline for submitting all required credentials is December 31, 2018.



Title: Faculty Position in Social Psychology
Academic Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (tenure-track)
Department: Psychology


The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time faculty position in social psychology broadly defined. The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate and full professor). Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses.

We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and institutional service. The position is to begin August 15, 2019. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2019. Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of four years. The language of instruction is English.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on research and teaching. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

The deadline for submitting all required credentials is December 31, 2018.




    Title: The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology
    Academic Title: Visiting Associate Professor/ Visiting Professor
    Department: History and Archeology


    The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks an established scholar of prominent standing in his/her field of specialization for visiting appointment to the Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology.

    The applicant will be a recognized senior academic specializing in Medieval or Modern Middle Eastern History and/or Islamic History. This position is also open for senior archaeologists.

    In addition to the normal functions associated with the occupancy of a Chair at AUB, candidates are expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester, supervise student research and MA or, in the case of History, PhD theses. The language of instruction is English. The period of visiting appointment is initially for one year. The appointment is to begin on August 15, 2019.

    Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names of three references to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

    All application materials should be received by November 30, 2018.



    Title: Edward Said Chair of American Studies
    Academic Title: Visiting Associate Professor/ Visiting Professor
    Department: Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)


    The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut announces its search for the 2019-20 Edward Said Chair of American Studies. (We also encourage inquiries about holding the position in AY2020-21). The current position is for one year, beginning on August 15, 2019, but it may be extended to two years at the discretion of the university. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research, academic and cultural center whose mission includes increasing understanding of the U.S. and the Americas in the Arab world. The center currently offers an undergraduate minor and an MA in transnational American Studies, sponsors speakers, produces cultural events and has historically hosted a bi-annual international conference. CASAR is funded by a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation.  

    The Said Chair must have a distinguished scholarly, artistic or cultural/intellectual reputation in an area related to American Studies. Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated engagement with disciplines and artistic and intellectual fields related to American Studies, a distinguished research profile or significant artistic and intellectual output related to American Studies, and an interest in transnational American Studies and the scholarly intersections of American and Middle East Studies. The area of expertise or artistic/intellectual field is open. An advanced university degree is preferred. The field of the degree is open. Outstanding candidates at the rank of full professor and advanced associate professor or the professional equivalent will be considered. The teaching load is 1/1, and the position entails a public presentation on candidate’s research and very little administrative work.

    The Said Chair will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at CASAR and contribute to the intellectual life of the Center.

    Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, a CV, and the names and e-addresses of three references to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

    To insure consideration, please submit materials by January 15, 2019.




    Title: The Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship
    Academic Title: Visiting Associate Professor/ Visiting Professor
    Department: History and Archeology

    The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is inviting applications for appointment as Mary Fox Whittlesey visiting professor in the field of archaeology specializing, in particular, in either Prehistory, Environmental Archaeology, or the archaeology of the Islamic or Ottoman Period to begin August 15, 2019. Applicants can be individuals already established in their area of specialization or ones who are at the outset of their academic careers. Applicants who have, besides their field of specialization, experience in teaching archaeological theory and methodology are encouraged to apply.

    The successful candidate is expected to teach two undergraduate or graduate courses per semester. The period of the visiting appointment is for one year.

    Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names of three references to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

    All application materials should be received by November 30, 2018.




    Title: The Mohammad Atallah Chair in Ethics
    Academic Title: Associate Professor/Professor
    Department: The Department of Philosophy

    The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the Mohammad Atallah Chair in Ethics at the level of Associate or Full Professor of Philosophy to begin August 15, 2019. The position includes a reduced teaching load and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and proven ability.

    The Mohammad Atallah Chair in Ethics will be expected to pursue a research program in Ethics and to provide leadership in advanced research, teaching, and curriculum development, related to the field of Ethics, by collaborating with University faculties, centers, departments and units. The Chair will also be responsible for forging working relations with experts and policymakers throughout the region, and to develop relationships with other institutions and organizations in the region and around the world.

    A PhD in philosophy is required. The Chair’s AOS should be primarily in Ethics, including areas of competence in normative and applied ethics (e.g., Environmental, Bio-Medical, Business, and Engineering). The language of instruction and administration at AUB is English.

    Applicants should submit an application including: a personal statement (including a statement of your interest in and possible contribution to an ethics Chair at AUB), current CV, teaching portfolio, writing sample, and a statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three references to be sent either directly to the given address or through the applicant’s portfolio service. All application materials should be submitted electronically to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. The due date for applying is December 31, 2018.





    Title: Sheikh Zayid Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies
    Academic Title: Associate Professor/Professor
    Department: Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies


    The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is seeking an outstanding internationally-established scholar to fill the distinguished Sheikh Zayid Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the level of Associate or Full Professor, to begin on August 15, 2019.
     
    Candidates for the Sheikh Zayid Chair are required to have made highly distinguished and internationally acclaimed contributions in one or more academic fields of Arabic and Islamic Studies as conceived broadly (encompassing: philology and critical editions of Arabic texts, classical literature, intellectual history; civilization studies; Islamicate societies and cultures; material culture and manuscripts; the study of Islam and Muslims in the modern and contemporary world; social, political, and legal thought; and the academic study of Qur’an, Sufism and Hadith). Candidates who combine these fields or conduct research in more than one area will be given preference.
    The Sheikh Zayid Chair will be expected to develop research activities within academic fields of Arabic and Islamic Studies, encourage collaboration and interaction between departments in AUB in which Islamic Studies plays a role, and foster international liaisons with the community of scholars in the field world‐wide.
    The Chair is based in the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) where the MA program in Islamic Studies is housed, and the successful candidate is expected to offer graduate and undergraduate courses and supervise research in relevant fields at CAMES, the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, and/or the Department of History and Archaeology. ​
    The language of instruction at AUB and CAMES is English. Depending on the areas of expertise, the Sheikh Zayid Chair may have a joint appointment between CAMES and another department.  The selected Chair will be offered a highly competitive salary and benefits package.  

    Applicants should send an updated CV, a detailed statement of research and teaching plans (in English), and the names and addresses of at least three references by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by November 15, 2018.




     
    Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

    Research Assistant Position

    Assessment Officer - FAS Dean's Office

    Basic Functions:

    Leads and manages all matters related to undergraduate and graduate programs review and assessment. These include supporting departmental assessment committees in preparing annual and three-year assessment reports and Annual Departmental Progress Reports, prepares faculty level assessment and progress reports. Participates with the faculty and university administration in the monitoring, review and quality improvement of Faculty. Handles and coordinates the administrative operations related to program reviews and assessment processes at the various departmental and faculty levels.

    Responsibilities:

    The assessment officer will be expected to:

    • Manage administrative procedures, information and documentation aspects of the Faculty program review process​es.
    • Coordinate and provide necessary support for FAS departments on matters related to program review: procedures, information, report compilation and drafting, documents update, etc.
    • Build a regular and systematic benchmarking database for measuring and comparing the work processes with peer universities.
    • Collate information to enable reporting on key performance indicators for operational and strategic plans.
    • Ensure that all FAS departments and programs form their Assessment Committees.
    • Ensure that the expected assessment-related deliverables are clear to all FAS Chairs and Assessment Committees.
    • Support Assessment Committees in the process of assessment: Explain the basics, make sure all departments and undergraduate and graduate programs and courses have PLOs and mission statements and that they have these posted and updated on their department's website.
    • Communicate with and encourage members of Assessment Committees to attend assessment-training workshops (CTL workshops).
    • Devise plans to ensure that departments and Assessment Committees are on the right track, hold individual meetings with all FAS departments (Chairs and Assessment Committees) to explain and clarify as well as check the status quo in each department and understand difficulties each department was facing with regard to PLO assessment.
    • Participate in Program Internal Reviews and Self Study attend meetings with departmental self-study committees, read the different drafts of the self-study reports, and comment and give feedback on these drafts.
    • Collect FAS annual and three-year assessment reports, making sure that all departments and programs submit on time. Check the contents and suggest changes, modifications, or additions where and when necessary.
    • Consolidate all FAS Annual Departmental Progress Reports that show the implementation of improvement plans in the different FAS departments and programs.
    • Ensure that All FAS Chairs submit a paragraph on assessment in their departmental annual reports.
    • Support departments in preparing the Annual Departmental Progress Report that tracks improvement actions recommended in the various assessment reports and program reviews along with needed resources.
    • Collate the information from the Annual Departmental Progress Reports to produce an FAS report.
    • Maintain and update all assessment files.
    • Prepare and update documents required by the University for submission to the New York State Education Department to register new programs and/or report changes to currently registered programs. This includes undergraduate and graduate programs and courses.
    • Prepare and update documents required by the University for submission to the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
    • Serve as a liaison of the Faculty to the Academic Assessment Unit.
    • Write minutes of relevant meetings.
    • Liaise on behalf of the Faculty with corresponding AUB assessment authorities.
    • Work with IT and management units at AUB on automation of assessment processes.
    • Assist in the Faculty strategic planning process.
    • Perform other related administrative duties assigned by the Dean​.


    Eligibility and Qualifications:

    • ​MA degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline or any related field or BA with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
    • Good administrative and organizational skills
    • Ability to be pro-active, independent and efficient
    • Excellent communication skills in English


    Application Procedure:

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, and the names of three references and their contacts. Applications should be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb ​no later than August 27, 2018.

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.

    The American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

    Research Fellow Position


    Positions:





     
    Title: AUB Faculty Fellows

    Academic Title: Faculty Fellow
    Department: Center for Arts and Humanities

    The DepartThree fellowships will be awarded to AUB faculty for the academic year 2019/2020 through a competitive process. Faculty fellowships at the Center for Arts and Humanities are intended to encourage junior and mid-career faculty to actively reimagine their disciplines, conduct innovative research, and develop new courses and programs that explore humanistic and artistic scholarship from multiple disciplinary and regional perspectives.

    The deadline for applications for 2019-20 is January 15, 2019.   

    Responsibilities

    During the academic year, each faculty fellow will pursue his or her pre-defined research agendas as well as design and teach a seminar which experiments with innovative approaches in course delivery or explores new lines of inquiry.

    Fellows will be excused from all other teaching, undergraduate advising, and some non-essential administrative responsibilities for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows will continue to serve on standing faculty committees, and will participate in departmental meetings; periodic program reviews; discipline-specific seminars and workshops; and voting on appointments, reappointments, and promotions.

    Fellows are expected to be present on campus in order to participate fully in the Center’s programmatic activities, teach one seminar during the academic year, and contribute to the curricular development activities of their departments.  Each fellow will submit a written report on their fellowship and feedback on the effectiveness of the program at the conclusion of the academic year.

    Compensation and Research Funding:

    Fellows will be paid their usual salaries and benefits. Fellowship applicants will not be barred from seeking external or internal research grants payable in the same academic year as the fellowship. Those wishing to apply for internal funding must submit separate grant applications within the usual deadlines and according to published procedures.

    Eligibility:

    Faculty fellowships will be open to assistant and associate professors engaged in Arts and Humanities research and teaching in Arabic and Near Eastern Languages; English; Fine Arts and Art History; History and Archaeology; Philosophy; Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies; Political Studies and Public Administration; the Civilization Studies Program; as well as closely related disciplines.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Faculty fellows will be selected annually in a competitive process that also takes into consideration the representation of a variety of arts and humanities disciplines. Preference may be given to selected disciplines or clusters of disciplines in any given year to ensure maximum integration of the AUB Faculty Fellowships with University priorities in the revitalization of arts and humanities programs.

    Proposals that engage in humanistic and artistic scholarship from multiple disciplinary and regional perspectives will be evaluated by the Center for Arts and Humanities Steering Committee and Director.

    Proposals that connect research and curricular development in the following ways are encouraged:

    • Proposals that demonstrate the particular necessity of the planned course(s) or curricular revisions and its/their relevance to AUB’s broader humanistic curriculum (including General Education).
    • Proposals that may benefit multiple units or programs or which may help to integrate the arts and humanities into the curricula of AUB’s professional programs.
    • Proposals that explore new ways of conducting, presenting, and disseminating research, and of bringing it into the classroom.
    • Proposals that include the use of a high-impact educational practice, such as a writing-intensive format, collaborative assignments/projects, undergraduate research, service-learning, and/or the integration of digital tools and methodologies in teaching and learning.

    Each applicant must solicit a letter of recommendation from their department or program chair.

    Please consult the list of Materials to be Submitted for more detailed information.

    Submissions:

    The completed application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Rita Bassil (rb81@aub.edu.lb), Program Manager of the Center for Arts and Humanities.

    MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED

    FOR

    AUB FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES


    1. Application Form :
    Cover sheet including an abstract of the proposal (see below for format). The abstract is limited to 150 words.

    2. Detailed Description of Proposed Study (1500 words) :
    The most successful applications are the best conceptualized proposals; they convey a sense that an important question is being asked, the complexities of the issue have been considered, and that the investigation will lead to significant results. When writing your description, bear in mind that your evaluators’ areas of expertise will most probably differ from yours; therefore, it is important to explain what you propose to do in a way that is accessible to non-specialists.
    Authors may find the following questions useful in preparing their proposals, as an indication of some of the stylistic and substantive issues that should be kept in mind:

    Importance of the project

    • How does this proposal fit in your research agenda and at this stage in your career?
    • What is the potential impact of this project for your scholarly field?
    • How does this proposal engage new ways of conducting, presenting, and disseminating research, and of bringing it into the classroom?
    • What is the relevance of it to curricular development?
    • Clarity and coherence of the project description
    • Have you defined the nature of the problem you plan to investigate?
    • Have you presented it in a form that is clear, accessible, and compelling to colleagues who may know nothing about your field?
    • If you have used technical terms, have you defined them adequately?
    • Have you included examples and a clear indication of the kind of analysis that you will propose?
    • Have you been as specific as possible in stating what issues and material will be analyzed?


    Feasibility of project for time allotted

    • Have you defined the scope of your project in a way that seems feasible within the time allotted?


    Sources you are likely to consult

    • Please limit this information to one page, single-spaced.


    3. Brief statement of teaching philosophy and goals :
    The statement should include some discussion about the design of courses integrating high-impact teaching practices for active learning. Maximum length: 2 pages. Please supply course files relevant to your teaching philosophy. 2017-18 AUB Faculty Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

    4. Curriculum Vitae :
    The curriculum vitae should be in outline form and list 1) education; 2) history of employment; 3) academic honors received; 4) bibliography of applicant’s publications; and 5) the source, time, and nature of any fellowships or grants received during the past five years. Maximum length: 5 pages.

    5. Chair’s Recommendation :
    Each proposal must be accompanied by a recommendation from the department or program chair. This letter need not be long and can be done in the form of answers to the following three questions:

    • Is the applicant qualified?
    • Are there any special concerns about finding qualified instructors to cover the faculty member’s teaching responsibilities for the duration of the fellowship?
    • Is there anything else the committee needs to know to assess the proposal?


    The main purpose of the letter is to bring to the committee’s attention outstanding features (recommendations and impediments) regarding the work presented in the proposal.

    Letters concerning proposals related to curriculum development proposals should be explicit about the long-term value of the projected course(s) or curricular revisions in the context of the given department or program.




     
    Title: The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

    Academic Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
    Department: Center for Arts and Humanities

    The American University of Beirut invites applications for its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, which begins in September 2019. The duration of appointment will be 10 months. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.

    The position is open to recent recipients of the PhD degree whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines:

    • Arabic (Mamluk or Ottoman Arabic Literature)
    • English (translation studies, world literature, and global theater/film)
    • Fine Arts and Art History (musicology, music performance, theater and art history)
    • Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy)
    • History and Archaeology (Natural sciences in Archaeology, Prehistory of the Levant, Islamic Archaeology, Egyptology)


    Calls for Mellon postdoctoral fellows will focus on specific disciplines and departments that are likely to have permanent openings in the near future. These may occur as senior faculty retire; as new lines are created to reduce teaching loads; and as existing lines are redistributed after academic program reviews. However, while promising fellows will be urged to apply for openings that may arise in their areas of specialty, all positions must be filled through open searches in accordance with University policy.

    Requirements

    • Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees no later than 30 days and no earlier than five years prior to the appointment start date;
    • Applications must include the following:
      • Letter of interest;
      • Curriculum vitae;
      • Statement of research interests (2-3 pages), specifically, research to be undertaken during the fellowship and proposed research product;
      • Dissertation abstract or summary (1 page);
      • Samples of publications (or dissertation extracts)
      • Statement of teaching interests and experience;
      • Three letters of recommendation; sent to rb81@aub.edu.lb
      • Copy of official transcript or letter of confirmation from dissertation committee chair indicating that the degree will be granted by the appointment start date.


    Individuals who have held other postdoctoral fellowships are not barred from applying.

    Stipend, benefits, and other advantages and obligations of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities include:

    • Annual stipend of $45,000;
    • Co-pay health coverage under the University’s Health Insurance Plan;
    • Housing subsidy;
    • Teaching load of one course per semester;
    • Participation in the Arts and Humanities activities are required by the Center.

    Completed proposals should be submitted in one e-mail by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on January 15, 2019.

    Application material should be sent to:

    Submissions:
    The completed application should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to Ms. Rita Bassil [rb81@aub.edu.lb]


     

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