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 - Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory
- The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages - Medieval Arabic Literature
- The Department of Biology
- The Civilization Sequence Program
- The Department of Computer Science
- The Department of Fine Arts and Art History
- The Department of Geology
- The Department of Mathematics
- The Department of Psychology
- The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies - The Media Studies Program




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


The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages - Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory

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) to begin September 1, 2015.

The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Modern Standard Arabic, 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.

Appointments are normally for an initial period of four years at the assistant professor level. Visiting scholars will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD in by the time of appointment.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of October 1, 2014 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through November 30, 2014.


The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages - Medieval Arabic Literature

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants seeks applicants in the field of Medieval Arabic Literature (with special emphasis on prose genres) to begin September 1, 2015.

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.

Appointments are normally for an initial period of four years at the assistant professor level. Visiting scholars will be considered. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment. Applications from scholars with expertise in Medieval Arabic literature in its Islamic theology dimensions, especially its Greco-Arabic background, will also be considered.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by the early deadline of October 1, 2014 and indicate whether you will be attending MESA. Applications accepted through November 30, 2014.


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 September 1, 2015.

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 highly encouraged and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb with a copy to biology@aub.edu.lb

The deadline for submitting all application documents is November 15, 2014.


The Civilization Sequence Program

The Civilization Studies Program (CVSP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two positions at the Assistant Professor rank, and one two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor, all beginning on September 1, 2015. Applicants should be able to work within an interdisciplinary program and combine disciplinary interests in two of the following fields: history of ideas, comparative literature, and/or Arab/Islamic studies. The program has an interest in candidates who cover the classical epochs or the early-modern period. Applications will be considered for all positions unless a preference is specified in the applicant’s cover letter.

The CVSP is a service program that offers a number of interdisciplinary undergraduate humanities courses. Course load is normally 3/2 over a two-semester year. The language of instruction is English. Successful candidates for these positions must be prepared to teach core courses from the ancient to contemporary periods in addition to courses close to their own research fields within the overall CVSP mission. They are also expected to contribute to other interdisciplinary initiatives at AUB.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, a sample syllabus of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, and one representative research article or other writing sample. In addition, 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

We will begin reviewing the applications on November 1, 2014.


The Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University (AUB) of Beirut invites applications for multiple faculty positions in computer science to begin September 1, 2015. 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 and/or Cloud 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.

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 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 be directly sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.


The Department of Fine Arts and Art History

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a position in theater arts at the assistant professor level. The Department offers both major and minor degrees in Art History and Studio Arts and minor degrees in Theatre and Music.

The successful candidate should be a skilled, creative teacher, as well as have experience working in a range of material with actors and acting students. Additional expertise in the history of western theater and/or world theater is required. Teaching experience on a university level is preferred. The candidate should be as comfortable working with beginners as with seasoned actors. In addition, the candidate should be able to provide leadership in the theater program. The successful candidate should be skilled at staging productions in non-traditional spaces.

Candidates will be expected to teach five courses per year, and to actively participate in departmental activities and governance. The language of instruction is English.

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2015. The appointment is for an initial period of four years. Applicants must hold an MFA or equivalent degree at the time of appointment.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a portfolio that documents their careers before November 1, 2014, 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) invites applications for a faculty position in the following area:

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 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 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 September 1, 2015. The Department offers both bachelor and master's degrees.

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

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014. To ensure consideration of your application, please arrange to have all materials arrive by that date.


The Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for positions in Mathematics at the assistant professor level. Employment will begin September 1, 2015.

Only applicants holding a PhD in mathematics, statistics, or applied mathematics and showing a strong commitment to teaching and research will be considered. Anticipated vacancies are in any of the following areas: (1) Analysis, (2) Numerical Analysis and Computing, (3) Algebra and Number Theory. Strong candidates in other areas of mathematics may be considered.

Appointments are normally for an initial period of four years at the assistant professor level. Visiting appointments at all ranks may be possible.

There are 15 full-time professorial rank faculty in mathematics and about 120 students in the major. The Department offers programs leading to the bachelor's and master's degrees. The Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences at AUB, a few minutes' walking distance from the Department, also houses research activity in mathematics. The Department offers a large service program in mathematics for the entire University, as for example in Agriculture, Business, Economics, Engineering, the Natural Sciences, and the graduate program in Computational Science. AUB is a teaching-centered research university. Its mission is to enhance education, primarily for the people of the Middle East, and to participate in the advancement of knowledge. The beautiful campus is located on a hill in Beirut overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with pleasant weather year-round.

All interested applicants should send a letter of application with a current CV, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb or can be sent through the mathjobs website at https://www.mathjobs.org

Applicants should indicate whether they are planning to attend the AMS–MAA joint mathematics meetings on January 10–13, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.

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


The Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full time faculty position in cognitive neuroscience to begin September 1, 2015.

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 program involving graduate and undergraduate students, contribute to the department’s cognitive science minor, and teach introductory, methodology, and neuroscience courses.

The position requires a PhD by the time of appointment. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses. Appointments are for an initial period of four years. For more information please visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas

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 October 31, 2014.


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies - The Media Studies Program

The American University of Beirut (AUB) has a growing Media Studies program that currently offers an MA in Media Studies, a BA in Media and Communication, and a Diploma in Media and Communication. Both the graduate and undergraduate programs offer a broad-based multidisciplinary liberal arts curriculum grounded in the social sciences that teaches media theory, research and practice, and focuses on critical thinking, media and digital literacy, and the role of media in society. While the graduate program emphasizes theory, research, and critical thinking, the undergraduate program offers a mix of conceptual and professional courses, as well as three cognate areas: digital media and news, political communication and media activism, and strategic and integrated communication. For more information, visit http://aub.edu.lb/mediastudies

The Media Studies program at AUB seeks a media educator for a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in research and student advising, and help further expand the media studies program. The position is to begin September 1, 2015. Appointment is for an initial period of four years.

Applicants should hold a PhD in media studies, mass communication, journalism studies, or a related field. They should possess a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of new media technologies, political communication, and media activism. Candidates should be proficient in quantitative research methods, and preferably knowledgeable or interested in big data and social media data analysis. Knowledge of Arabic and of Arab media is highly desirable.

Applicants should also have prior teaching experience and evidence of research productivity. Professional experience working as a media professional, especially in journalism, media management, political communication, or media activism and other media fields are also acceptable. Candidates should be able to contribute to the program’s focus on Arab media research and theory and on the critical approach to the role of media in society.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA
Or
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Review of applications will begin mid-September 2014. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2014.


The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Graduate Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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