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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 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:

- The Department of Arabic & Near Eastern Languages-Instructor or Lecturer in Arabic ​

- The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies – Lecturer in Media Studies​



- The Department of Computer Science



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

​Part time Positions








The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages-Instructor or Lecturer in Arabic

The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Lecturer. The usual teaching load is not more than 8 courses a year. 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 must have an MA degree in Arabic language and literature and preferably a PhD in the same field. They must demonstrate solid knowledge of Arabic language, literature and culture as well as training in modern Western methodologies. Applicants must be able to teach courses that focus on communication skills in Arabic and deal with Arabic literary and cultural heritage and modern Arabic thought to native speakers of Arabic. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA

Or

Nadia El Cheikh, 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 March 31, 2016.



The Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for multiple faculty positions in computer science to begin August 15, 2017.

Strong candidates from all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Areas of particular interest include: (1) graphics (experience in virtual/augmented reality is a plus); (2) digital imaging and video processing; (3) natural language processing (NLP); (4) big data analytics; (5) high performance computing; (6) human computer interaction.

AUB is a teaching-centered research university. The successful candidates are expected to build a vigorous research program and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Candidates must have completed a PhD in computer science or a closely related field by August 2017.

The positions are at the assistant professor level, but appointments at higher ranks will be considered. The appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 courses a year. The language of instruction is English.

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 sent directly to:

Nadia El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA

Or

Nadia El Cheikh, 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
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.



The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies – Lecturer in Media Studies

The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites application to the position of Lecturer to begin August 15, 2017. Initial appointment would be for one year, with a chance for renewal upon university approval.​

Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived. Applications from any field in media studies are welcomed, but the ability to teach courses relevant to the region is a must.

Primary responsibilities of the position would include teaching three courses a semester. These would include Introduction to Media Studies, Media History, and an elective course in the applicant's field on any topic relevant to Arab media.

A PhD in hand by August 2017 is preferable, but ABD candidates will also be considered. The language of instruction is English.

 Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. Cover letters should detail courses that the applicant may teach. Application materials should be sent directly to:

Nadia El Cheikh, Dean

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

American University of Beirut

c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10017-2303, USA

Or

Nadia El Cheikh, 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
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by March 20, 2017





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The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)

The American University of Beirut invites applications for its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, which begins in September 2017. The duration of appointment will be one year. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.
 
The competition is open to recent recipients of the PhD whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines:
 
Arabic (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 May 5, 2017. Decisions will be announced by May 31, 2017.
 
Application material should be sent to:
 
Submissions
The completed application should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to The Center For Arts And Humanities [cah@aub.edu.lb]


 


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The Department of Education Part time Position

The department of Education is seeking part-time instructors and lecturers for several courses scheduled for Fall 2017/8. Areas covered at the undergraduate level are the sociology of schooling, developmental psychology, special education, guidance and counseling, and professional development and management, while at the graduate level the required areas are policy studies and professional development.

Applicants should send a full CV together with two recommendation letters and a covering letter specifying the areas which they are applying for and outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the requirements thereof. Ideally, applicants will be in possession of a PhD or EdD and have relevant experience. Applications are to be submitted to dep@aub.edu.lb by Friday May 5.


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