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 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:
- The Department of Arabic & Near Eastern Languages-Instructor or Lecturer in Arabic - The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies – Lecturer in Media Studies
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies – Lecturer in Media Studies
The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites application to the position of Lecturer to begin August 15, 2017. Initial appointment would be for one year, with a chance for renewal upon university approval.
Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived. Applications from any field in media studies are welcomed, but the ability to teach courses relevant to the region is a must.
Primary responsibilities of the position would include teaching three courses a semester. These would include Introduction to Media Studies, Media History, and an elective course in the applicant's field on any topic relevant to Arab media.
A PhD in hand by August 2017 is preferable, but ABD candidates will also be considered. The language of instruction is English.
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. Cover letters should detail courses that the applicant may teach. Application materials should be sent directly to:
Nadia El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
The department of Education is seeking part-time instructors and lecturers for several courses scheduled for Fall 2017/8. Areas covered at the undergraduate level are the sociology of schooling, developmental psychology, special education, guidance and counseling, and professional development and management, while at the graduate level the required areas are policy studies and professional development.
Applicants should send a full CV together with two recommendation letters and a covering letter specifying the areas which they are applying for and outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the requirements thereof. Ideally, applicants will be in possession of a PhD or EdD and have relevant experience. Applications are to be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday May 5.
The Biology department is looking to employ an instructor starting August 2017. Duties will include but are not restricted to: 1- Teach labs BIOL 201L and 202L. 2- Coordinate General Biology Laboratories with more than 100 students to ensure conformity among student learning experiences. 3- Train graduate assistants and new instructors on teaching General Biology labs. 4- Estimate teaching lab needs, coordinate with professors and help update laboratory manuals. 5- Assist in ordering teaching material and equipment, and keeping an inventory of stocks for BIOL labs. 6- Plan proper and safe storage of chemicals. 7- Keep office hours as lab coordinator and instructor. 8- Arrange field trips for all courses with a field component and join/assist on trips as needed. 9- Assisting in teaching graduate laboratory sessions: all sessions of the demanding course, BIOL 310, Advanced Biostatistics; and some sessions of BIOL 315 as needed. 10- Give training sessions for Biosafety Level 1 (BSL1) rated teaching laboratories at beginning every of the semester.
The candidate should hold at least a Master's degree in a biological science, have at least five years of experience in laboratory instruction and be fluent in English and Arabic.
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. Cover letters should detail courses that the applicant may teach. Application materials should be sent electronically to
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by May 23, 2017.
The American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.