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 Department of English-Rhetoric and Composition
- The Department of Fine Arts and Art History-Studio Arts
- The Department of Mathematics
- The Department of Philosophy
- The Department of Physics-Visiting Assistant Professor
- The Department of Psychology-Clinical Psychology



- The Edward Said Chair of American Studies
- Director-The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research
- The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology
- The Whittlesey Visiting Professorship



- Director-Women and Gender Studies




- Faculty position in International Affairs-The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Graduate Program
- Faculty position in Public Policy-The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Graduate Program


The Department of English-Rhetoric and Composition

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 September 1, 2015.

Candidates with research interests relevant for the region are encouraged to apply (such as Arabic, Middle-Eastern, or Islamic rhetorics; multilingual, transnational, or comparative rhetoric; translation or translingual pedagogies). Candidates will contribute to the development of a new MA in Rhetoric and Composition, and to the development and administration of the composition program, writing center, and writing in the disciplines initiative. We particularly invite applicants with knowledge of a regional language (e.g. Arabic, Persian, Turkish). 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 directly 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

Review begins immediately. For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by April 1, 2015. Members of the department will be available to talk to interested candidates at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Tampa, FL, March 18-21, and the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Seattle, March 26-29.


The Department of Fine Arts and Art History-Studio Arts

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a position in Studio Arts at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2015.

The Studio Arts program aims to develop studio production skills through hands-on learning that expands critical thinking skills and resourcefulness across diverse media.

The successful applicant will contribute a personal, creative approach to Studio Arts, and will join a department committed to professional excellence and excellence in teaching. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary art practices (material, technique, form, content) and be able to articulate contemporary, historical and conceptual issues (visual art concepts, visual culture, and/or critical theory). Expectations include a wide-ranging knowledge of and the ability to teach a broad variety of practical skills to advanced-level students as well as beginners. The ability to teach both traditional and digital processes is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to progressive leadership in the program, and promote approaches that support cross-disciplinary art practice.

We seek a candidate who is a practicing artist with a strong professional record of creative research and excellent teaching methods with a strong desire to build the program and foster excellence in our students while teaching courses at all levels. The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to his or her personal research and program/curriculum planning and development. Teaching experience on a university level is preferred.

The appointment is for an initial period of four years. Applicants must hold an MFA or equivalent degree at the time of appointment. Candidates will be expected to teach five courses per year, and to actively participate in departmental activities and governance. The language of instruction is English.

Please submit the following application materials: 1) letter of interest 2) professional resume or CV 3) list of three references with contact information 4) artist statement 5) statement of teaching philosophy 6) two sample syllabi 7) 20 images of the applicant’s artwork 8) 20 images of students’ artwork 9) Applicant’s website address

The application deadline is April 18, 2015, or until the position is filled.

Please submit applications 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 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 September 1, 2015.

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) Analysis, (2) Numerical Analysis and Computing, (3) 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 15 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 directly 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 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 10–13, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.

All applications and letters of reference should arrive by December 1, 2014. Applications will continue to be received after the deadline, but may not receive full consideration.


The Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2015.

AOS: Philosophy of Science. AOC: Open. Applicant must have received PhD by the time of appointment. Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and administrative service.

The usual teaching load is five 3-credit courses over the course of two semesters. Positions are normally at the Assistant Professor level but appointments at higher ranks may be considered depending on qualifications. Appointments are for an initial period of four years.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching ability, and also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For full consideration, application materials should be received by February 15, 2015.


The Department of Physics-Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a one-year, full-time position at the rank of visiting assistant professor to begin September 1, 2015.

The position requires a PhD in Physics at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a total of six courses during the academic year and is expected to collaborate with the existing faculty members. The Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics, as well as a PhD in Theoretical Physics.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statements, and the address of three individuals who can serve as 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

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


The Department of Psychology-Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full time faculty position in adult or child clinical psychology, with commitment to the scientist-practitioner model. As such, we invite applicants in either of these two areas of specialization. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses.

We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, clinical training of students, and institutional service. The position is to begin September 1, 2015 and requires a PhD by the time of appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is five 3-credit courses per academic year. The language of instruction is English.

To apply send a cover letter and a CV and 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

For full consideration, all application materials and letters of reference should be submitted by March 31, 2015.


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 2015-2016 Edward Said Chair of American Studies to begin September 1, 2015. 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, 2014.


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

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 September 1, 2015.

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, 2015.


The Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology

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 Modern Middle Eastern History and/or Islamic Studies. 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 September 1, 2015.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names 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

All application materials should be received by January 20, 2015.


The Whittlesey Visiting Professorship

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is inviting applications for appointment as Whittlesey visiting professor in the field of archaeology specializing, in particular, in Islamic, Marine or Environmental Archaeology and in Egyptology to begin September 1, 2015. Applicants can be individuals already established in their area of concentration 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 will be expected to contribute to education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 20, 2015.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV with the names 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


Director-Women and Gender Studies

The American University of Beirut invites applicants for a position in gender and sexuality studies, preferably at the associate or full professor level, to begin fall 2015.

The successful applicant will serve as director of the new Women and Gender Studies Program at the American University of Beirut and work to coordinate the development of gender and sexuality studies as a specific research concentration, as well as a transdisciplinary formation distributed across multiple departments and faculties. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching, research, and administrative experience; as well as applicants whose research engages feminist approaches to the study of gender and sexuality. The program, which will include an MA, aspires to develop research and curricula that reflect the distinct experiences and practices of the greater Arab/Muslim world. The director will also have a professorial academic appointment in an appropriate department.

Applicants should send a CV, cover letter describing their qualifications, experience, and vision for the new program, and include the names and contact information for 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

The search committee will review applications beginning on January 15, 2015. Applications received after that date may not be considered.


Faculty position in International Affairs-The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Graduate Program

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) graduate program in the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs of the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks applications for a faculty position in international affairs at all ranks. All areas of research will be considered, but there is a preference for those related to International Diplomacy, International/Global Policy, or Global History/Governance. Candidates should have research interests in and knowledge applicable to the Middle East region. Practical or relevant professional experience a plus.

The PIAA program seeks to fill an important need in the region, namely to build capacity in public policy and international affairs while also linking this capacity building with the production and translation of knowledge in these fields. Given the current crisis in the international economic system and the unstable regional context, the program has exciting potential to use this natural, unique ‘laboratory’ to open up spaces to explore national and international policy-processes, interests and stakeholders.

The program would also build on the experience, research and increasing renown of The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) [http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/Pages/index.aspx]. IFI’s rich experience, networks, and work on issues related to public policy and international affairs in the Arab world will constitute a major resource to the program’s course development and student research. The proposed graduate program in PPIA further aims to build on AUB’s distinguished history, its role as the pre-eminent liberal arts institution in the region, and its reputation for producing leaders and helping to shape policy debates in the region. Located in Beirut, AUB also affords its students, researchers and faculty the freedom of thought that is denied to many peer institutions in other parts of the region.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant field by August 2015; and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core international affairs courses at the MA level.

The review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and the process will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is September 2015.

Applications for one or two year visiting professor positions may also be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter; a statement covering research, teaching and service; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample course syllabi); CV and a writing sample. Junior faculty applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to us; while senior faculty applicants should submit the names and contacts of three referees. The complete application should be sent via email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb and addressed to Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, Director of the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs; American University of Beirut.


Faculty position in Public Policy-The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Graduate Program

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) graduate program in the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs of the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks applications for a faculty position in public policy at all ranks. All areas of research across the social sciences and humanities will be fully considered, but candidates with a political economy, development, or foreign policy background are particularly encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core public policy, policy analysis and relevant methodology courses at the MA level. Candidates should have experience working in multidisciplinary environments, and have research interests in and knowledge applicable to policy problems in the Middle East region. Practical or relevant professional experience a plus as is fluency in the Arabic language.

The PIAA program seeks to fill an important need in the region, namely to build capacity in public policy and international affairs while also linking this capacity building with the production and translation of knowledge in these fields. Given the current crisis in the international economic system and the unstable regional context, the program has exciting potential to use this natural, unique ‘laboratory’ to open up spaces to explore national and international policy-processes, interests and stakeholders.

The program would also build on the experience, research and increasing renown of The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) [http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/Pages/index.aspx]. IFI’s rich experience, networks, and work on issues related to public policy and international affairs in the Arab world will constitute a major resource to the program’s course development and student research. The proposed graduate program in PPIA further aims to build on AUB’s distinguished history, its role as the pre-eminent liberal arts institution in the region, and its reputation for producing leaders and helping to shape policy debates in the region. Located in Beirut, AUB also affords its students, researchers and faculty the freedom of thought that is vital for the pursuit of research in this field.

The appointment will start in August 2015. Applicants should have a PhD degree by that time in public policy or a related field (such as development, economics, political science, public administration, or anthropology) and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to university service.

The review of applications will begin January 5, 2015 and the process will continue until the position is filled.

Applications for one or two year visiting professor positions may also be considered.

Applications shoudl include a cover letter, a statement covering research, teaching and service, evidence of effective teaching (such as sample course syllabi), CV, and a sample publication. Junior faculty applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to us; while senior faculty applicants should submit the names and contacts of three referees. The complete application should be sent via email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb and addressed to Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, Director of the Division of University Interdisciplinary Programs; American University of Beirut.


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