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 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 Computer Science
- The Department of Education
- The Department of Mathematics
- 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 (AUB) invites applications for two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities for the academic year 2016-17. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.

The Center for Arts and Humanities
The Center for Arts and Humanities aims to foster innovative initiatives that strengthen the environment for humanistic inquiry and the arts at the University and in the region. An intellectual base for interdisciplinary scholarly and creative production, innovative curricular development and teaching, and public events, the Center will host postdoctoral fellows and internal faculty fellows as well as writers and artists in residence, high-profile public arts events, regional collaboration with scholars and universities, and other focused workshops and exchanges. The Center will highlight the relevance and importance of the arts and humanities across the University and to the broader local, regional, and international community. In addition to providing support for the arts and humanities the Center will serve as an alternative, Middle Eastern site for the study and production of humanistic knowledge.
An overview of the Center’s program and activities can be found on the Center’s website: http://www.aub.edu.lb/cah/Pages/index.aspx. The Center is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and builds upon AUB’s successful Arts and Humanities Initiative.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships
Post-doctoral fellowships are designed to support new PhDs as they transition into the professoriate and establish their own paths as educators and researchers. 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.

Responsibilities
During the academic year, each fellow will pursue his or her pre-defined research agendas as well as design and teach one course each semester 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.).
Appointees will be based in the Center for the Arts and Humanities, which will provide office space, and also be affiliated with a relevant academic department. Fellows will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year on campus in order to participate fully in the Center’s programmatic activities and teach two courses during the academic year. 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.

Professional Development
AUB recognizes that young PhDs are transitioning from roles as highly specialized doctoral students to the professoriate, and that good mentoring and professional interactions with a community of scholars help to orient them as they establish their own paths as educators and researchers. Each new postdoctoral fellow will be matched with an established faculty member in the same department who will serve as a mentor throughout the fellowship. Additional input and support for teaching and research will be provided by the program of activities established by and for the core group of fellows; and by interactions with AUB Faculty Fellows. Postdoctoral fellows will also gain valuable international experience through possible participation in CAH’s collaborative and exchange projects with other universities in the region.
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. Other forms of professional development ranging from the pedagogical to the technological will be provided by specialized University units, such as the Center for Teaching and Learning (student learning assessment; faculty portfolios); the Office of Grants and Contracts (grant proposals); the University Writing Center (developing writing-intensive courses); and Academic Core Processes and Systems (scholarly technologies).

Compensation
•Stipend and benefits of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities include:
•Stipend of $45,000 for the academic year;
•Co-pay health coverage under the University’s Health Insurance Plan;
•Rental housing subsidy as outlined by the AUB Housing Department;
•Round-trip economy fare flight for the appointee;

Eligibility Requirements
•Applicants’ research and teaching interests must involve one or more of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Arabic Language, Arabic Literature, Archaeology, Art History; English Language, Fine Arts (visual arts, theatre, and music), History, Islamic Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, and other closely related disciplines.
•Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees within five years prior to the appointment start date.
•Individuals who have held other postdoctoral fellowships are not barred from applying.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates must submit the following:
•A cover letter (one page, single spaced) describing research and teaching interests and experience.
•Curriculum vitae.
•Proposal for research to be undertaken during the course of the fellowship including proposed research product (2-3 pages).
•Proposal for curricular development/teaching to be undertaken during the fellowship (2-3 pages).
•Dissertation abstract (up to three pages, single spaced).
•A sample of written work (preferably published, article length).
•Three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Center.
•Copy of official transcript and evidence that all requirements of the PhD will be completed by the appointment start date.

Submissions
The completed application should be submitted electronically to the Center for Arts and Humanities at cah@aub.edu.lb



Deadline
Completed proposals should be submitted by March 31, 2016. We will begin to evaluate the files by March 31st and the search will continue till the position is filled.

If, after applying to the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, you accept another position or postdoctoral fellowship, please withdraw your application by emailing 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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