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 Alfred H. Howell Endowed Chair in History and Archaeology
- The Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship



- 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 Arabic and Near Eastern Languages-Faculty position in Modern Arabic literature
- The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages-Faculty position in Medieval Arabic literature
- The Department of Biology
- The Department of Computer Science
- The Department of Economics
- The Department of Education
- The Department of English-Faculty position in Linguistics
- The Department of English-Faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition
- The Department of English-Faculty position in Translation Studies
- The Department of English-Faculty position in Gender and Women’s Studies
- The Department of Fine Arts and Art History-Faculty position in Art History
- The Department of Fine Arts and Art History-Faculty position in Studio Arts
- The Department of Geology
- The Department of Mathematics
- The Department of Physics
- The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Public Administration (1st opening)
- The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Political Studies
- The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Public Administration (2nd opening)
- The Department of Psychology-Faculty position in Clinical Psychology
- The Department of Psychology-Faculty position in Cognitive Psychology
- The Department of Psychology-Faculty position in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience
- The Department of Psychology-Faculty position in Developmental Psychology
- The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Faculty position in Media Studies
- The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Faculty position in Sociology



- The Center for Arts and Humanities-The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities
- The Center for Arts and Humanities-Mellon for Faculty Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities 2016


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 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 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, 2016.

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, 2016.


The Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the 2016-2017 Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship to begin August 15, 2016.

The Whittlesey Visiting Professorship is a one-year non-renewable position that is intended to expand our curricular offerings in areas not normally covered in the department. Suitable candidates include:

-Historian/Theoretician of Media Art and Digital Aesthetics
-Historian/Theoretician of Sub-Saharan African Art
-Historian/Theoretician of Chinese, East Asian or South Asian Art
-Performance Artist

Applicants should hold a terminal degree (MFA in Fine Arts, or a related field, and/or a PhD in Art History, or a related field).

The Department offers both major and minor degrees in Art History and Studio Arts and minor degrees in Theatre and Music. The successful applicant will be expected to teach two to three courses per semester depending on academic rank, and contribute to the development of the department. The language of instruction is English.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that initial interviews will take place by telephone, Skype and in person at the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vita, 10-15 work samples for studio artists, 2 writing samples for Art History and Theory applicants, as well as 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 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 Arabic and Near Eastern Languages-Faculty position in Modern Arabic literature

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory (with special emphasis on prose genres)

The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Modern Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants should be well versed in both Arab and Western classical heritages, including Western literary theory. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach a second Semitic language or elementary Persian. Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and 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 best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of 15 October 2015 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through 30 November 2015. Visiting scholars will be considered. .


The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages-Faculty position in Medieval Arabic literature

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants in the field of Medieval Arabic Literature (with special emphasis on prose genres). Applications from scholars with expertise in Medieval Arabic literature in its Islamic theology dimensions, especially its Greco-Arabic background, will also be considered. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants should be well versed in both Arab and Western classical heritages, including Western literary theory. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach a second Semitic language or elementary Persian. Applicants must be able to teach, in Arabic, service courses in Arabic grammar and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. Solid knowledge of the Arabic language and heritage and training in modern Western methodologies are essential. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and 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 best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of 15 October 2015 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through 30 November 2015. Visiting scholars will be considered. .


The Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill faculty positions in the areas of Non-Medical Virology and Environmental Bacteriology. Appointments are at the assistant professor level for an initial period of four years to begin August 15, 2016.

The department offers BS, MS, PhD degrees in Biology. Candidates with prior teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Competitive applicants will have post-doctoral experience, independent research program and strong research and teaching qualifications.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV including publications, a teaching philosophy and a research plan statements, and arrange for four 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

Applications will continue to be received until December 31, 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 Economics

The Department of Economics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one assistant professor position in applied microeconomics and one assistant professor position in applied macroeconomics to begin August 15, 2016. Candidates should have completed their PhD by August 2016.

Positions are normally for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is not more than nine hours a week. The language of instruction is English. Benefits for faculty include regular research leave and home leave, travel to one international conference per year, free tuition for children at any of Beirut's private schools, a housing allowance, and research funding.

Beirut is a cosmopolitan and lively city with a large international community. The American University of Beirut is the oldest western-style university in the Middle East, with an important role in the intellectual history of the Arab world.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application specifying to which of the two openings they are applying for, a CV, their job market paper, and arrange for three letters of recommendation 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

Applications will only be considered if received before November 30, 2015..


The Department of Education

The Department of Education at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of assistant professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies effective August 15, 2016.

Successful candidates are expected to teach and advise diploma and graduate students in educational leadership and Policy Studies; conduct and publish independent 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, college, and university.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate from an internationally accredited institution in educational leadership and policy studies in a closely- related field at the time of appointment. Demonstrated experience as an educational leader preferably in a K-12 schools and teaching experience at the college level are assets. The usual teaching load is not more than 15 credits per year. The language of instruction is English.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application 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

Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of English-Faculty position in Linguistics

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

We encourage applications from candidates with research interests in language acquisition (with a focus on child language development, first/second language acquisition, heritage languages, etc.) in a multilingual context or in phonetics/phonology. We especially welcome applicants whose research focuses on languages other than English, including Arabic, and demonstrates strong experimental/ quantitative skills.

AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. They are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. The teaching load is 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research. 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 November 15, 2015.


The Department of English-Faculty position in 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 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 October 31, 2015.


The Department of English-Faculty position in Translation Studies

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of assistant professor in translation studies to begin August 15, 2016.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, in translation studies, comparative literature, or another field of literary study that reflects a clear focus on translation theories and practices. They must be fluent in English and Arabic, have acquired an advanced level in at least one more language, and gained experience in translation. They will contribute to the existing minor in translation (housed in the Department of English and the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages) and to the development of a new MA in translation.

AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Candidates are expected to teach on the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. The teaching load is 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research. 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 October 31, 2015.


The Department of English-Faculty position in Gender and Women’s Studies

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill an open-rank position in gender and women’s studies to begin August 15, 2016.

The new hire will be expected to coordinate the development of the university’s initiative in gender and women’s studies as a trans-disciplinary research and educational program. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching, research, and administrative experience, whose research engages feminist approaches to the study of gender and sexuality, with preferred emphases on the Arab/Muslim world. We invite applicants with PhDs in language and literature studies whose research intersects with disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, political studies, history, visual culture, and philosophy.

AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The new hire is expected to teach on the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. The teaching load is 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research and advancement as well as possible course release for administrative duties.

To apply, send a cover letter describing your qualifications, experience, and vision for the new program, CV, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and a 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 December 15, 2015.


The Department of Fine Arts and Art History-Faculty Position in Art History

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor specialized in the art history of the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance or Baroque periods, with additional specialization in Museum Studies and History of Collections.

The successful applicant will contribute towards pre-twentieth century art history offerings both at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the department. The applicant must demonstrate evidence of promising scholarly research, with a clear interest and expertise in the history of museums, collections and curatorial practices. The ability to teach survey courses in more than one of the chronological time periods is required.

The successful applicant will also work with members of the department towards strengthening the nascent MA program in Art History and Curating. S/he will develop courses and work closely towards integrating the teaching curriculum with AUB Art Galleries.

The teaching load at the American University of Beirut is five courses per year. The language of instruction is in English.

The applicant must hold a PhD in Art History or a related field. ABDs (whose degrees will be conferred before August 2016) will be considered. Successful teaching at the college level is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that initial interviews will take place by telephone, Skype and in person at the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) two sample syllabi, 5) a writing sample (no more than 25 pages) and 6) 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 Fine Arts and Art History-Faculty Position in Studio Arts

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a faculty position in Studio Arts at the level of Assistant Professor, which will commence in the academic year 2016-2017.

The department seeks a practicing artist in the field of the reproducible image, namely analog photography, digital photography and the moving image.

Candidates should show a strong record of exhibitions and artistic research that evidences an involvement with the debates of contemporary art and an understanding of varied artistic traditions.

Experience teaching at the college/university level is required. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of the program’s curriculum, teach courses at all levels of the three-year BA program and work closely towards integrating the teaching curriculum with the AUB Art Galleries.

The appointment begins on August 15th, 2016 and is for an initial period of four years. Although AUB does not offer tenure, an ongoing system of multi-year contract renewals (pending the meeting of academic criteria) is in place, allowing for continuous, long-term employment. Eligible applicants must hold an MFA, or equivalent degree, at the time of appointment. Successful applicants are expected to teach five courses per year and to actively participate in departmental activities and governance. The language of instruction at AUB is English.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that initial interviews will take place by telephone, Skype and in person at the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) artists statement, 5) two sample syllabi, 6) 20 images of the applicant’s artwork, 7) 20 images of the applicant’s students’ artwork and 8) applicant’s website address (if available) 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 Geology

The Department of Geology at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Beirut, Lebanon, invites applications for two faculty positions in the following areas:

1- Carbonate Sedimentology: Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in sedimentology and stratigraphy, along with other general geology courses. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program in carbonate sedimentology, and to supervise graduate students. As about 90% of the Lebanese crustal segment is made up of limestone, research focusing on limestone diagenesis & depositional environments is essential. Knowledge of carbonate platforms, as well as petroleum systems, would be an asset. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in this field, and should have strong research records as demonstrated by publications in scholarly journals.

2-Petroleum Geology: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of petroleum geology, along with introductory geology courses. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program in the field of petroleum geology / reservoir characterization, and to supervise graduate students in this important area. Preference will be given to candidates with some teaching experience. Applicants should hold a PhD in petroleum geology, and should have strong research records as demonstrated by publications in scholarly journals.

Rank will normally be at the Assistant Professor level; contracts are initially for four years, to begin August 15, 2016. The Department offers both bachelor and master's degrees.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015. To ensure consideration of your application, please arrange to have all materials arrive by that date.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application 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


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 (1st opening)

The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (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 (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


The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration-Faculty position in Public Administartion (2nd opening)

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

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, Urban Studies, 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 February 1, 2016, 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 Psychology-Faculty position in 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 August 15, 2016 and requires a PhD by the time of appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is not more than nine hours a week. The language of instruction is English.

To apply send cover letter, 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

The deadline for receiving all application documents is January 30, 2016.


The Department of Psychology-Faculty position in Cognitive Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full time faculty position in Cognitive Psychology or related fields (e.g. cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, cognitive developmental, etc.). The psychology lab is equipped with state-of-the-art EEG and eye-tracking technology. The successful applicant is expected to initiate and maintain an active research program, contribute to the department’s service, and teach cognitive psychology as well as related courses (e.g., cognitive science, evolutionary psychology, or sensation & perception) at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The position is to begin August 15, 2016 and requires a PhD by the time of appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is not more than nine hours a week. The language of instruction is English.

To apply send cover letter, 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

The deadline for receiving all application documents is December 1, 2015.


The Department of Psychology-Faculty position in Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full time faculty position in cognitive or behavioral neuroscience. Preference will be given to individuals using EEG approaches to topics of mainstream cognitive neuroscience, such as implicit learning, visual perception, language, working memory, or attention. The psychology lab is equipped with state-of-the-art EEG and eye-tracking tools. The successful applicant is expected to maintain an active research, contribute to the department’s cognitive science minor, and teach introductory, methodology, and neuroscience courses.

The position is to begin August 15, 2016 and requires a PhD by the time of appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is not more than nine hours a week. The language of instruction is English.

To apply send cover letter, 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

The deadline for receiving all application documents is December 1, 2015.


The Department of Psychology-Faculty position in Developmental Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full time faculty position in Developmental Psychology or Child Clinical Psychology. Preference will be given to individuals with a specialization in the assessment and treatment of disorders of childhood and adolescence. The successful applicant is expected to initiate and maintain an active research program, contribute to the department’s service, teach development related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The position is to begin August 15, 2016 and requires a PhD by the time of appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. The usual teaching load is not more than nine hours a week. The language of instruction is English.

To apply send cover letter, 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

The deadline for receiving all application documents is January 30, 2016.


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Faculty position in Media Studies

The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites faculty applications at the assistant or associate level to begin August 15, 2016.

Media Studies is a newly-established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and master’s degrees, and is seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived. We are seeking candidates whose research and teaching interests include one or more of the following areas—political economy and media industries; media and development; gender/sexuality studies; religion and media; and documentary studies. Although scholars with expertise in the Middle East are preferred, interdisciplinary applicants with other complimentary areas of focus will also be considered. Applicants who are ABD should have degree in hand by the starting date of the position.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, and provide the names and e-mail address 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

Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Faculty position in Sociology

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Media Studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a full-time, open rank position in Sociology. All specialties are welcome but the department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in economic sociology, political sociology and/or social movements relevant to the region. We expect candidates to be well grounded in sociological theory and able to teach both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. The position is to begin September 2016.

A Ph.D. in Sociology is required. Rank and salary are based upon qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants should send a letter of intent, writing sample, CV, 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 will begin reviewing applications March 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.


The Center for Arts and Humanities-The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

The American University of Beirut invites applications for its newly established Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, which will begin September 2016. The normal duration of appointment will be one year. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.

The competition is open to recent recipients of the PhD whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines: Arabic language; Arabic literature; archaeology; art history; English language; English literature; fine arts (visual arts, theatre, and music); history; and philosophy. AUB is particularly interested in innovative work that explores humanistic study from multiple perspectives and pushes disciplinary boundaries.

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;
•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 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;
•Relocation allowance and housing subsidy as described in the AUB Faculty Handbook;
•Eligibility for travel grant in the second year of extended fellowships;
•Teaching load of one course per semester;
•Participation in Arts and Humanities core group activities;
•Access to training and support from the Center for Teaching and Learning; the Academic Core Processes and Systems Unit; the Office of Grants and Contracts; and the University Writing Center.

Candidates with experience in or exposure to innovative approaches to research and teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.

Completed proposals should be submitted by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on March 10, 2016. Decisions will be announced by April 20, 2016.

The completed application should be submitted electronically to The Center For Arts And Humanities cah@aub.edu.lb


- The Center for Arts and Humanities-Mellon for Faculty Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities 2016

Three fellowships will be awarded annually to internal AUB faculty for the academic year 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 dynamic integration of the fellowships with the Center’s programmatic activities will sustain a transformational and independent forum for collaborative and interdisciplinary curricular experimentation, research, intellectual dialogue, and production.

The deadline for applications for 2016-17 is March 10, 2016. Decisions will be announced by April 20, 2016.

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 active as organizers and participants in the Center’s regular programmatic activities which give equal emphasis to research, teaching, and curricular renewal (including structured discussions, “crash courses”, workshops, annual conference, etc.). An important part of the core group program will involve familiarizing fellows with new research and teaching methodologies, such as the digital humanities, high-impact educational practices, and scholarship on student learning.

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 gatherings for strategic planning; periodic program reviews; discipline-specific seminars and workshops; and votes on appointments, reappointments, and promotions. Fellows are expected to draw on their experiences and insights as participants in the Center’s activities in order to contribute to departmental curricular discussions.

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 explore humanistic and artistic scholarship from multiple disciplinary and regional perspectives will be evaluated by the Center for Arts and Humanities Steering Committee and Director based on the following criteria:
1) Significance of the project
2) Clarity and coherence of the project description
3) Feasibility of completing the project in the time allotted
4) Relevance of the project to curricular development and renewal
5) Qualifications of the applicant

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 attached list of Materials to be Submitted for more detailed information.

Submissions

The completed application should be submitted electronically to The Center For Arts And Humanities [cah@aub.edu.lb]

Deadline

Completed proposals should be submitted by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on March 10, 2016. Decisions will be announced by April 20, 2016.

The completed application should be submitted electronically to The Center For Arts And Humanities cah@aub.edu.lb


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