Faculty of Arts and Sciences
 
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, cosmopolitan, and culturally active environment, and enjoys a moderate climate with four seasons.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences houses 26 academic departments, programs, and centers in three major areas of study: the humanities, the social sciences, and the basic sciences. It offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor's degrees as well as graduate education leading to master's degrees in most fields and Ph.D. 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:



- The Jabre Chair in Art History and Curating
- The Edward Said Chair of American Studies



- The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research - Director
- The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research - Faculty position



- The Department of Computer Science
- The Department of English
- The Department of Mathematics
- The Department of Physics
- The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Public Administration
- The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Political Studies


The Jabre Chair in Art History and Curating

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the Jabre Chair in Art History and Curating, at the level of Associate or Full Professor. Employment will begin August 15, 2016. The area of specialization required is Contemporary Art History and Theory, and Theories, Methods and Practices of Curating, with strong expertise in art of the Middle East and the Arab world.

Applicants must demonstrate strong evidence of scholarly research, curatorial practice and experience of curriculum development and service. The Jabre Chair will lead the new MA program in Art History and Curating, and contribute towards art history offerings both at undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he will develop courses, establish collaborations with local, regional and international art and academic institutions, and work closely with AUB Art Galleries. Opportunities to curate exhibitions at the Galleries are available.

The applicant must hold a PhD in Art History, Curatorial Studies or a relevant field, and have significant experience as a scholar and a curator. The course load is five courses per year, although course reductions for administrative duties are available. The language of instruction is English.

Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please, submit the following application materials: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) letter of interest, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) two sample syllabi, 5) a curatorial portfolio, 6) sample of published research, 7) three letters of reference.
Submit all materials to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb


The Edward Said Chair of American Studies

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is searching for the 2016-2017 Edward Said Chair of American Studies to begin September 1, 2016.

CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center that offers an undergraduate minor and a new MA in Transnational American Studies. CASAR hosts visiting lecturers and organizes an international, bi-annual conference. CASAR has a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation and has a mission to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.

The Said Chair should have a distinguished scholarly reputation in American Studies and its related fields. Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated engagement with the discipline of American Studies, a distinguished research profile in transnational American Studies, an interest in the scholarly intersections of American and Middle East Studies. Degree field is open. The Said Chair should be appointed at the rank of full professor. Outstanding candidates at the rank of advanced associate professor will be considered. For the right candidate, the University is willing to consider a permanent appointment.

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

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and CV, and provide the names and e-addresses of three references to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For best consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2015.


The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research - Director

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is searching for a new director to begin August 15, 2016. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center that offers an undergraduate minor and a new MA in Transnational American Studies. CASAR hosts visiting lecturers and organizes an international, bi-annual conference. CASAR has a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation and has a mission to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.

The new director should have an established record of academic excellence commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full professor. Preferred qualifications include: a history of engagement with the discipline of American Studies, experience with program development and academic administration, a teaching and research profile at the cutting edge of transnational American Studies. Degree field is open, although the successful candidate will need to be jointly appointed in a department within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and CV, and provide the names and e-addresses of three references to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For best consideration, please submit materials by January 15, 2016.


The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research - Faculty Position

The Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is seeking to appoint an Americanist from any social science discipline or humanities discipline, starting September 1, 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We are particularly interested in a scholar whose research and interests engage the fields of transnational American Studies and can contribute to the Center’s MA program in Transnational American Studies, in addition to an existing minor program in American Studies. We hope to attract a candidate who can teach “Introduction to American Studies” at the undergraduate level and courses related to transnational American Studies at the graduate level.

The appointment is for an initial period of four years. The salary is competitive but depends upon qualifications. The usual teaching load is not more than 15 credits per year. The language of instruction is English. The hire will have joint appointment with a department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to one of the following:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For best consideration, review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015.


The Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for multiple faculty positions in computer science to begin August 15, 2016. Strong candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Areas of particular interest include: (1) High Performance Computing; (2) Digital Imaging and Video Processing; (3) Natural Language Processing (NLP) with expertise in machine learning and/or data mining; (4) Big Data Analytics; (5) Graphics; (6) Human Computer Interaction.

AUB is a teaching-centered research university, and the successful candidates are expected to build a vigorous research program and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

Positions are normally for an initial period of four years at the assistant professor level, but appointments at higher ranks will also be considered. Applications should include a letter of interest; research, teaching, and service statements; complete curriculum vitae; and the names, e-mails, and addresses of at least three professional references.

To assure full consideration, please have all application materials sent to AUB by December 1, 2015 to the following address:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb


The Department of English

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of Assistant Professor in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin August 15, 2016.

Research focus is open within the field. We especially encourage applications from candidates engaged in multilingual, cross-cultural, or regionally relevant research (such as Arabic, Middle-Eastern, or Islamic rhetorics; transnational or comparative rhetoric; translation and rhetoric; or translingual pedagogies), and/or candidates with a command of one or more regional languages (e.g., Arabic, Persian, Turkish). The new hire will contribute to development of an MA in Rhetoric and Composition, and to the administration and further development of the composition program and the writing center, which also offers support for a writing in the disciplines initiative.

The teaching load is 3/2 with a 50% course release for administrative appointments and generous support for junior faculty research. Applicants must have a PhD upon appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus; arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials reach AUB by 31 October, 2015.


The Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for positions in mathematics at the assistant professor level. Employment will begin August 15, 2016.

Only applicants holding a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or Applied Mathematics and showing a strong commitment to teaching and research will be considered. Anticipated vacancies are in any of the following areas: (1) Numerical Analysis and Computing, (2) Algebra and Number Theory. Strong candidates in other areas of mathematics may be considered.

Appointments are normally for an initial period of four years at the assistant professor level. Visiting appointments at all ranks may be possible. There are 16 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 for example 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 addressed to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb or can be sent through the Mathjobs website at https://www.mathjobs.org

Applicants should indicate whether they are planning to attend the AMS–MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings on January 6-9, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.

All applications and letters of reference should arrive by December 1, 2015. Applications will continue to be received after the deadline, but may not receive full consideration.


The Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for an academic position in Physics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 15, 2016.

The position is for a period of four years renewable. Appointments at higher ranks may also be considered. The language of instruction is English. The position requires a PhD. as well as post-doctoral research experience of at least three years and a strong commitment to teaching and research.

The selected candidate should be able to initiate a new and independent research program in Experimental Physics. In addition, he/she can contribute to the existing research activities in areas including plasma physics, Laser and plasma processing of thin films, nanoscale physics, soft matter, biophysics, fluid dynamics, magnetism, thermo-electrics as well as topics in new or renewable energies. Teaching experience is desirable. The candidate is expected to participate effectively in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses as the Department offers BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees.

To apply send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of research plans. Also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

All application materials should be received by December 31, 2015.


The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Public Administration

The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) is accepting applications for one full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Public Administration to begin August 15, 2016.

We welcome qualified applicants who possess a PhD in Public Administration, Public Management, or a closely related field (Public Affairs, Civil Society, Public Policy, Political Science, Sociology, or Anthropology). Teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses is expected in the fields of public administration, public management, and non-profit organization and civic engagement. An excellent research and teaching record is also desirable. Research agendas relevant to the Middle East and Lebanon are a plus. As AUB is a culturally diverse institution, candidates must also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be prepared to contribute to the mentoring of MA thesis projects.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of intent that describes qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests, a C.V., a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb


The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Political Studies

The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) is accepting applications for one full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in international or comparative politics preferably with a focus on conflict resolution, critical analysis of intervention, and/or humanitarian issues (including refugees and law), and with a research agenda in, or relevant to, the contemporary Arab world to begin August 15, 2016.

We welcome qualified applicants who possess a PhD in Political Science or a relevant field by the time of appointment. Qualified candidates should possess teaching experience, a research agenda that complements the department’s existing area of expertise and a genuine interest in building a career at AUB.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of intent that describes qualifications, research agenda, and teaching interests, a C.V., a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb


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