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 English-Instructor positions in the Communication Skills Program- 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, DeanFaculty of Arts and SciencesAmerican University of Beirutc/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th FloorNew York, NY 10017-2303, USA
Nadia El Cheikh, DeanFaculty of Arts and SciencesAmerican University of BeirutP.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-SolhBeirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to:
firstname.lastname@example.orgApplications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by
March 20, 2017.
The American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.