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


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 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.


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