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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, cosm​opolitan, and culturally active environment, and enjoys a moderate climate with four seasons.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences houses 33 academic departments, programs, and centers in four major areas of study: the humanities, the social sciences, the natural science, and the quantitative thought. It offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor's degrees as well as graduate education leading to master's degrees in most fields and PhD degrees in selected fields. The role of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as the "Gateway to Higher Education" at the University and in the region is central to its mission, promoting liberal education through freedom of choice. We invite you to share our mission by joining our Faculty in one of our Departments:


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- The Department of Arabic & Near Eastern Languages-Faculty position ​​​in Modern Arabic Literature 

- The Department of Arabic & Near Eastern Languages-Faculty Position in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature and Nahḍa​ ​ 

- The Department of Computer Science​ ​ 

- The Department of Economics-Chairperson

- The Department of English-Faculty position in English Language Testing

- The Department of English-Faculty position in Rhetoric and Composition

- The Department of English-Instructor positions in the Communication Skills Program

- The Department of Fine Arts and Art History-Assistant Professor of Studio Arts

- The Department of Geology ​ 

- The Department of History and Archaeology-Faculty Position in Archaeology ​ 

- The Department of Mathematics ​ 

- The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Arab Media Studies ​ 

- The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Media Studies Generalist ​ ​​

- The Department of Philosophy  

- The Department of Psychology-Faculty Positions in Adult Clinical Psychology  



- The Institute of Financial Economics - Postdoctoral Researcher ​ 

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



The Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship​​

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the 2018-2019 Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Music to begin August 15, 2018.

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 offerings include:

  • Musical Theater
  • Film Music
  • Music and Politics
  • Popular Music
  • Ethnomusicology, especially Asia, Africa and/or the Middle East
  • Philosophy of Music
  • Music Psychology
  • Music Cognition

Applicants should hold a terminal degree.

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 November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vita, a statement on teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address. 



The Altaf S. Al Sabah Visiting Chair in Women and Societal Development Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut seeks to appoint a distinguished scholar to the newly established Altaf S. Al Sabah Visiting Chair in Women and Societal Development Studies to begin on August 15, 2018.

This Chair was made possible through a generous gift from Sheikha Al Sabah to AUB in May 2017, in honor of the late Sheikha Lulwa Nasser M. Al Sabah and Sheikha Shaikha Ali S. Al Sabah, with the aim of empowering women and promoting gender equity in the region. Among its objectives, the Chair is expected to lead efforts to strengthen AUB's capacity in the field of women's studies. Additionally, this Chair would also build and expand on the ongoing Women and Gender Studies (WGS) initiative that offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate minor in Women and Gender Studies.

The initial term of appointment is for one year, with a chance for renewal upon university approval. Applications are open to professors of all ranks, but preference will be given to applicants of senior standing. In addition to holding a PhD degree in Women and Gender Studies or closely-related disciplines, candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The primary responsibility of the successful candidate is to teach three courses (2/1): Introduction to Gender Studies, Theory and Method, and an elective, special topic course that concentrates on the Arab world. The latter course, preferably offered as a seminar, could focus on any subfield such as migration, peace, conflict studies, labor, and social movements. The candidate is also expected to make a substantial contribution to the WGS's development and growth at AUB by designing and developing a vigorous interdisciplinary teaching curriculum.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vita, a statement on teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, and the names of three referees to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 




​​The Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies​​

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut is seeking an established scholar to fill the position of the Sheikh Zayid Chair of Islamic and Arabic Studies to begin on August 15, 2018.  Candidates for the Zayid Chair are required to have made distinguished contributions in one or more fields of Islamic Studies. Priority will be given to specialists in Islamic jurisprudence, Prophetic tradition, speculative theology (kalam), Qur'anic studies, and Islam and Muslims in the modern and contemporary world.

The Sheikh Zayid Chair will be expected to develop research activity in Islamic and Arabic Studies, encourage collaboration and interaction between all departments in AUB in which Islamic Studies plays a role, and foster international liaisons with the community of scholars in the field world-wide. The successful candidate is expected to offer graduate and undergraduate courses and to supervise research in relevant fields in the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages and the Department of History and Archaeology. Depending on areas of expertise, the Sheikh Zayid Chair may have a joint appointment in more than one department. 

The selected Chair will be offered a competitive salary and benefit package. Interested applicants should send an updated CV, a detailed statement of research and teaching plans, and the names and addresses of at least three references by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by November 15, 2017




​​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, 2018.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, with the names of three references by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

All application materials should be received by November 30, 2017.




The Mamdouha El-Sayed Bobst Visiting Professorship

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the Mamdouha El-Sayed Bobst Visiting Professorship. We are seeking a scholar of senior standing in any field in Psychology. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses.

We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, training of students, and institutional service. The position is to begin August 15, 2018. The initial appointment is for one year. The language of instruction is English.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by December 1, 2017. 



Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in American Studies / Media Studies

The Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut are seeking to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor to start on August 15, 2018. The hire will have a joint appointment with CASAR and Media Studies.

We hope to attract a candidate who can offer undergraduate and graduate courses in American Studies with a focus on media and communication. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose research and interests can contribute to the center's efforts to foster research and outreach.   

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. The appointment is for an initial period of four years. The language of instruction is English. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and a writing sample to Dean Nadia Cheikh, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Three letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.



The Department of Arabic & 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 for an open-rank position in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory, with special emphasis on modern Arabic poetic genres. The position will begin on August 15, 2018. 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 need to demonstrate firm grounding in modern Arabic and western poetic genres and theories in addition to familiarity with both Arabic and Western classical literary heritages. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018.

In addition to teaching courses in their field of specialization, the successful candidate will be required to teach, in Arabic, humanities courses to native speakers of Arabic.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, and a statement of teaching philosophy to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address. ​​

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled​, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2017



The Department of Arabic & The Department of Arabic & Near Eastern Languages
Faculty Position in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature and Nahḍa​​

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for an open-rank position in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory, with special emphasis on modern Arabic poetic genres. The position will begin on August 15, 2018. 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 need to demonstrate firm grounding in modern Arabic and western poetic genres and theories in addition to familiarity with both Arabic and Western classical literary heritages. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. 

In addition to teaching courses in their field of specialization, the successful candidate will be required to teach, in Arabic, humanities courses to native speakers of Arabic. 

​Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, and a statement of teaching philosophy to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address. ​

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled​, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2017



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 tenure-track faculty positions in computer science to begin August 15, 2018. Strong candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply and will be considered.

 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 Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related field by August 2018.

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. Application materials must be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.



The Department of Economics-Chairperson

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Economics starting August 15, 2018. We seek a senior scholar and academic leader with a strong vision to advance the department's research and teaching. The selected candidate will be appointed as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Economics.

The Department of Economics is in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It consists of nine full-time faculty members. The department offers a BA degree in Economics, and MA degrees in Economics and Financial Economics.

The chairperson's primary responsibilities will be to promote and support the department's academic programs and the scholarly achievements of its faculty members. The chairperson should strive to be an effective leader with a strong commitment to shared governance. The duties of a department chairperson are described in the link below:

www.aub.edu.lb/provost/academicpolicies/Documents/Manual-for-Department-Chairs.pdf

Applicants are expected to send a cover letter outlining their experience and sharing their vision and perspective for the future of the Department of Economics, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references. Application documents should be addressed to Dean Nadia El Cheikh and sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

The applications deadline is November 15, 2017. The review of applications will begin thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. AUB representatives will be attending the 2018 ASSA Annual Meeting in January 2018 in Philadelphia.  ​ ​​​



The Department of English-Faculty Position in English Language Testing

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of tenure-track assistant professor in English language testing to begin August 15, 2018

The successful candidate will be expected to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise and contribute to curriculum development in the department's Language program and assessment. They will have a 50% service commitment to manage the delivery of quality English language assessment and contribute to the review of English language proficiency standards and requirements. This will be done in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) and other academic and administrative units in the University. Experience in the design and development of language testing materials, the statistical analysis of test scores, and the process of ongoing test validation is required.​

The teaching load is 50% of 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research. Applicants should have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Educational Measurement, or a related field, upon appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.  

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by November 1, 2017.



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 tenure-track assistant professor in Rhetoric and Composition, to begin August 15, 2018

Research focus is open within the field but should show synergy with our programs in Language and/or Literature. 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 the 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.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by November 1, 2017. ​​​



The Department of English-Instructor positions in the Communication Skills Program​

The Communication Skills Program in the Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill full-time instructor positions in academic writing to begin August 15, 2018. 

Candidates with experience teaching academic writing at university level are encouraged to apply. We particularly invite applicants with a degree and expertise in composition studies, rhetoric and composition, second-language writing, ESL, applied linguistics, and related fields. 

Communication Skills instructors engage in teaching writing, language, and communication. The successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate level and to participate in selected professional development opportunities and the ongoing development of the Program. 

The appointment is for an initial period of one year with opportunities for renewal. The usual teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Applicants must have completed their MA by January 2018. The language of instruction is English. 

To apply, arrange for a cover letter, a CV, and a teaching portfolio that includes the candidate's statement of teaching philosophy, an interesting assignment, and three letters of reference to be sent directly to as_dean@aub.edu.lb 

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials reach AUB by January 28, 2018.



The Department of Fine Arts and Art History- Assistant Professor of Studio Arts​​

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Studio Arts Program, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2018.

The candidate should be an artist who has demonstrated excellence in contemporary expanded practices such as sound art, trans-disciplinary media, data excavation and installation art. They will have an established record as an active artist, evidenced by engagement in workshops, lectures, exhibitions and similar activities.

The artist will be joining a developing Studio Arts Program composed of artists who address topics such as optics, pixel, image, text and critical visually, with a practice-based approach. The candidate will contribute to the department with complementary and new research interests, and develop courses related to their area of expertise to enhance the existing Studio Arts BA Program. The Program is a sequential curricular structure organized to provide undergraduate art students with a strong foundation in studio skills and theory. We encourage a recalling of art from within current concerns and that develops in students an ability to employ a wide array of knowledge and skills, with a readiness to open up towards post-studio art practices.

Two to three years teaching experience at the university level and some administrative experience is preferred. An MFA or equivalent is a requirement.

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History offers major, minor and MA degrees in Art History, BA and minor degrees in Studio Arts and minor degrees in Theatre and Music. The language of instruction is

English.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach a 2:3 load with office hours.
  • Develop foundation courses in Studio Arts for the BA.
  • Develop advanced courses in the Studio Arts for the BA.
  • Assist in program, departmental and university administration.
  • Continue active participation in their field (exhibitions, artist residencies, scholarly research, publications, exhibition catalogues, etc.)
  • Other related and associated duties.

Please submit the following application materials:

  • Letter of interest.
  • Professional resume or CV.
  • List of three references with contact information.
  • Artist statement.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Two samples of syllabi.
  • 20 images of the applicant's artwork.
  • 20 images of students' artworks.
  • Applicant's website address.

All application documents should be sent by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

First review of applications will take place after November 30, 2017. However, applications will still be accepted until the position is filled.​



The Department of Geology​​

The Department of Geology at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank in the area of Petroleum Geology to begin on August 15, 2018.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in 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 relatively recent Ph.D. holders having some industrial experience in the petroleum sector, used softwares related to reservoir modelling, and familiar with Middle East (including Levantine) Geology.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the petroleum geology domain with field-based research and strong research records as demonstrated by publications in scholarly journals.

The initial appointment is for four years. The Department offers both bachelor and master's degrees.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017. To ensure consideration of your​ application, please arrange to have all materials arrive by that date.



The Department of History and Archaeology-Faculty Position in Archaeology ​​

The Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut is seeking a junior scholar in archaeology for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin on August 15, 2018.

The applicant will be a junior scholar specializing in a field(s), ideally with a Middle East emphasis, not currently covered by the department, including: the prehistory of the Ancient Near East/Eastern Mediterranean, Egyptology, Islamic archaeology, environmental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, heritage studies, and numismatics. Applicants who have experience in teaching archaeological methodology and theory are particularly welcome. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018.

In addition to the customary research and administration responsibilities associated with a position at AUB, candidates are expected to teach five undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year, supervise student research and MA theses as well as contributing to the fieldwork program of the department. The language of instruction is English. The initial period of appointment is four years.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

All application documents should be received by November 30, 2017.



The Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for tenure track positions in mathematics at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2018.

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 and (2) Statistics. Strong candidates in other areas of mathematics may be considered.

The appointments are for an initial period of four years. Visiting appointments at all ranks may be possible. The language of instruction is English.

There are 18 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 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 Dean Nadia El Cheikh and sent through the Mathjobs website at https://www.mathjobs.org . Alternatively, applications may be sent by e-mail to as_dean@aub.edu.lb . Applicants should indicate whether they are planning to attend the AMS–MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings on January 10-13, 2018 in San Diego, California.

​All applications and letters of reference should arrive by November 15, 2017. Applications will continue to be received after the deadline, but may not receive full consideration.



The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Arab Media Studies

The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of Media Studies (tenure-track) to begin August 15, 2018.

Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic, and social scientific approaches to media in the Arab world broadly conceived. The successful candidate will have a research agenda that both advances the study of media, culture, and politics in Arab society, and is in dialog with current theoretical debates. The specific subfield and methodological approach is open. The successful candidate will bolster existing program strengths at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. The initial appointment will be for four years, and is tenure-track. The language of instruction is English.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. The application should also specifically mention “Arab Media Studies" in the email and cover letter. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

​Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 15,2017.



The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies-Media Studies Generalist

The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of Media Studies (tenure-track) to begin August 15, 2018.

Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived, and with breadth of perspective on interdisciplinary currents in the field. While we are seeking a generalist, relevant areas of research for this position might include but are not limited to media theory and history; visual culture studies; television and popular culture; political economy and development; and humanistic or social scientific approaches to emerging media and network culture. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate core courses, courses relevant to the Film and Visual Culture minor, and complement existing program strengths at the graduate level.

While a research agenda focus on the Middle East and its diasporas is desirable, we also encourage applications by candidates who can demonstrate the relevance of their current or future work to the region.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. The initial appointment will be for four years, and is tenure-track. The language of instruction is English.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. The application should also specifically mention “Media Studies Generalist" in the email and cover letter. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 15,2017.



The Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of Philosophy (though appointment at the rank of associate will be considered for suitably qualified applicants).  AOS: Ethics or Political Philosophy. AOC: Applied Ethics (e.g., Environmental, Bio-Medical, Business, and Engineering).  PhD at time of appointment required. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on August 15, 2018. Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of four years.

The language of instruction is English.  The post will incorporate undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, some M.A. thesis supervision, and some non-teaching administrative duties.  The normal teaching load is 2/3.  The successful candidate will have the ability to make a significant contribution to the research life of the department. For more information about the department, please visit https://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/philosophy/Pages/index.aspx. Enquiries may be directed to sr02@aub.edu.lb. The due date for applications is December 31, 2017

Applicants must submit a letter of application including a statement on research interests, current CV, teaching portfolio and a writing sample. Letters of reference should be sent either through the applicant's placement/dossier service or by email directly from the referee. Application materials should be submitted electronically to as_dean@aub.edu.lb



The Department of Psychology-Faculty positions in Adult Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for two full-time faculty positions in adult clinical psychology, with commitment to the scientist-practitioner model. These positions are tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate and full professor). 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 positions are to begin August 15, 2018. One of the positions requires a PhD by the time of appointment. The second position requires a PhD or PsyD by the time of appointment. Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of four years. The language of instruction is English.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on research and teaching to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by December 1, 2017. 



The Institute of Financial Economics - Postdoctoral Researcher

The Institute of Financial Economics at the American University of Beirut is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher for a one-year period starting on December 1, 2017. The applicant's main research field should be in Financial Economics or a closely related field. Post-doctorates must have received their PhD's within the past three years.

​Applicants should submit by email a cover letter, CV, an academic paper, and the names of three references by October 25, 2017 to ife@aub.edu.lb




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

The American University of Beirut invites applications for its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, which begins in September 2018. The duration of appointment will be 11 months. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.


The position is open to recent recipients of the PhD degree whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Arabic (Mamluk or Ottoman Arabic Literature)
  • English (translation studies, world literature, and global theater/film)
  • Fine Arts and Art History (musicology, music performance, theater and art history)
  • Philosophy (Ancient Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy)
  • History and Archaeology (Natural sciences in Archaeology, Prehistory of the Levant, Islamic Archaeology, Egyptology)

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; sent to cah@aub.edu.lb
  • 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 and obligations 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;
  • Housing subsidy;
  • Teaching load of one course per semester;
  • Participation in the Arts and Humanities activities are required by the Center.

 

Completed proposals should be submitted in one e-mail by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on November 15, 2017. Decisions will be announced by December 31, 2017.

The completed application should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to​ cah@aub.edu.lb




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