American Univesity of Beirut

Academic Employment

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

​​​​​The American University of Beirut (AUB) offer diff​erent ​positions:

    Academic Positions


    Available Positions:​​​

    Civilization Studies Program


    Department of Computer Science​


    Department of Economics


    Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH)


    Department of Philosophy


    Department of Political Studies and Public Administration


    Department of Psychology


    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies



    ​Civilization Studies Program - Tenure-track faculty positions

    The Civilization Studies Program (CVSP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is advertising two tenure track positions, one at the assistant professor rank and another open rank position. We are seeking candidates who have specializations in the following fields of study: continental philosophy, critical theory, political theory, psychoanalysis, comparative literature and literary studies, intellectual history, cultural studies, classics and medieval studies. We especially encourage candidates who have a rigorous training in a discipline while being engaged in interdisciplinary research projects, or projects that have implications beyond a strict disciplinary focus. We are seeking candidates who are able to relate their research to the critical humanities with the aim of employing humanistic inquiry for thinking through the conditions of the present to envision alternative futures. Candidates should have an expertise in at least two of the following areas of research interest: social inequalities, history and philosophy of science, Western and non-Western thought. Teaching experience in the liberal arts is considered highly relevant for this search. We are seeking dynamic teachers and thinkers who can engage with our new course rubrics (social inequalities, the normal and the pathological, human values, and science, nature and society) and who can work with us on the ongoing development of the liberal arts at AUB in relation to global and contemporary concerns. 

    The Civilization Studies Program has historically been the core liberal arts program at AUB. The mission of the Civilization Studies Program is to provide undergraduate courses in the humanities that support the American University of Beirut’s goals in general education and the advancement of knowledge. CVSP is committed to engaging students from all the faculties of the university in the study of human knowledge, using primary texts. The aim of CVSP is to enrich students’ own reflections and activities in the world and help them develop their thinking in a future oriented manner. 

    Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant field by the time of appointment. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; a CV; a statement covering research, teaching, and service; a sample course syllabus; and a writing sample. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent by email. The complete application should be sent by email to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.



    ​Department of Computer Science: Tenure-track faculty positions

    The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in compute​r science to begin August 15, 2022. Areas of particular interest include: Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Computer Science, Operating Systems, Graphics and Gaming, and Computational Biology. Strong candidates from other areas are also 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.

    Appointments are normally for an initial period of three years. The teaching load is four courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

    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 to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.



    Department of Computer Science: Full-Time Faculty Position

    The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a lecturer position in computer science to begin August 15, 2022.

    Appointments are normally at the lecturer rank. The successful candidates are expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. The teaching load is eight courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a closely related field.

    Applications should include a letter of interest; teaching and service statements; com​plete curriculum vitae; and the names, e-mails, and addresses of at least three professional references. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Review of applications will begin on May 26, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.​



    ​Department of Computer Science: Part-time teaching faculty – Fall 2022-23

    The Department of Computer Science invites applicants to
    Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor positions in Computer Science

    The Department of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut seeks part-time Lecturers/Instructors in Computer Science to begin September 1, 2022.

    Applicants must have a PhD (for the Lecturer rank) or MSc (for the Instructor rank) in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates must have solid teaching experience in graduate and/or undergraduate Computer Science courses. In addition to introductory courses, selected applicants will have to teach senior or graduate level courses.

    Successful candidates are expected to teach one or two courses per semester. The language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, and 3) two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below). All application materials should be submitted by email to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is June 20, 2022.



    ​Department of Economics: Tenure-track assistant professor in theoretical and empirical microeconomics and macroeconomics

    The Department of Economics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor level position effective August 15, 2023. The Department is seeking candidates in theoretical and empirical microeconomics and macroeconomics. Primary considerations will be an outstanding research record, excellent recommendations, and a demonstrated ability in teaching. 

    The teaching load is 4 courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Duties include teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. 

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a recent research paper, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be assured full consideration, a complete application must be received by ​December 30, 2022.



    Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH): Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World

    The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab and Islamic World. The areas of specialization include modern and contemporary art of the Arab world and modern and contemporary art history and theory in a global context. Interest in art historiography is encouraged. The position will begin preferably in August 2022.

    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of scholarly research and teaching excellence. Engagement with histories of exhibitions and collections and curatorial experience are welcome. Courses taught by the faculty member will cover graduate and undergraduate courses in modern and contemporary of the Arab and Islamic world, history of Islamic collections and exhibitions, curatorial practice and undergraduate survey courses in modern and contemporary art history and theory in a global context. Opportunities to collaborate with and curate exhibitions at AUB Art Galleries are available, and a teaching course might take the form of co-producing an exhibition with the students in the course. The new hire will coordinate the MA program in Art History and Curating, a pioneering graduate program in the region, established in 2017 that combines rigorous art historical and theoretical instruction with practices of curating.

    The applicant must hold a PhD in Art History, or a relevant field. The course load is two courses per semester. The language of instruction is English.

    Please submit the following application materials: 1) letter of interest, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) two samples of published research, 4) names of three referees, 5) 2 sample syllabi.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Submit all materials by email to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb.



    Department of Fine Arts and Art History (FAAH): Full-time Lecturer – Art History

    The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of Full-Time Lecturer in Art History to begin in August 2022. Preference will be given to applicants with a specialism in medieval European art.

    Applicants must hold a PhD in Art History in their specialist field, or significant qualifying experience. They should have published scholarly work, or have publication plans, and presentations at relevant conferences.

    This post requires applicants to deliver Freshman and required courses for the Art History programs. Experience teaching a wide range of subjects is beneficial. Applicants will be expected to offer thematic and upper-level courses based on their research interests and to complement existing Department offerings.

    This is a teaching-focused position. Applicants should have a demonstrated engagement in professional development of pedagogical methods. Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching at an American-style university, preferably in the MENA region, and teaching western art history, preferably in a non-western context.

    Knowledge and experience of the museum and gallery sector would be beneficial. A willingness to participate and help organize department events and work collaboratively with the Studio Arts program and other programs will be encouraged.

    The course load is four courses per semester. The language of instruction is English.

    Please submit the following application materials: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one writing sample, 4) names of three referees, 4) two sample or proposed syllabi.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Submit all materials by email to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb.



    Department of Philosophy - Full-time lecturer position

    The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time lecturer position to begin January 15, 2023. AOS: Ethics. AOC: Open. Applicant must have received the PhD by the time of appointment. Duties will include undergraduate and possibly graduate instruction. The usual teaching load is 4-4. The language of instruction and administration is English. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, statement of research program, a teaching portfolio, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. ​



    Department of Philosophy - Tenure-track faculty position

    The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2023. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. 

    The applicant must have received a PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment. Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and administrative service. The usual teaching load is 2-2. The language of instruction and administration is English. Positions are normally at the assistant professor level but appointments at higher ranks will be considered. 

    Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, statement of research program, a teaching portfolio, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent, either directly or through your portfolio service, to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 20, 2022. ​


    Department of Political Studies and Public Administration - Tenure-track assistant professor in International Relations/Affairs

    The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in international politics with an interest and research in topics relevant to the politics of the Arab world/Middle East region. 

    We will consider applicants in political science, international relations, international studies, or a related field. We are particularly interested in applicants who can complement the department’s existing areas of expertise and can contribute to the multi-disciplinary graduate program in public policy and international affairs (PPIA). 

    The department is interested in attracting a scholar with a strong theoretical training and a creative research agenda well-suited to the location and institutional setting of AUB. The applicant should be prepared to engage in policy debates of concern to the region. 

    The ideal candidate should be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in International Relations in both the undergraduate and MA Political Studies programs; as well as topics in International Affairs at the graduate level within the PPIA program. Candidates who can teach IR theory, international relations of the Middle East, and international law are particularly encouraged, and teaching methodology is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the Department and PPIA program, and the University at large. 

    Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant field by the time of appointment and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching as well as commitment to service. 

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; a CV; a statement covering research, teaching and service; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample course syllabi); and a writing sample as well as evidence of graduate thesis advising (if available). Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent by email. The complete application should be sent by email to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    For full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 31, 2022.



    Department of Political Studies and Public Administration - Tenure-track assistant professor in Public Management and Public Policy

    The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in public management and public policy with an interest and research focus on Lebanon, the Arab world and the Middle East in general. 

    We will consider applicants in public policy, public management or a related field; and are particularly interested in applicants who can complement the department’s existing areas of expertise and can contribute to the graduate programs in PSPA and public policy and international affairs (PPIA). The department is interested in attracting a scholar with strong teaching and research agenda well-suited to the location and institutional setting of AUB and be prepared to engage in policy debates of concern to the region. 

    The ideal candidate should be able to teach introductory and core advanced courses in public management, comparative public administration, public budgeting in both the undergraduate and MA Political Studies program; as well as topics that are relevant to international affairs at the graduate level within the PPIA program. The successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the PSPA department, and the University at large. 

    Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant field by the time of appointment and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching as well as commitment to service. 

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; a CV; a statement covering research, teaching and service; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample course syllabus); and a writing sample as well as evidence of graduate thesis advising (if available). Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent by email. The complete application should be sent by email to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    For full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 31, 2022.​



    Department of Psychology - Tenure-track faculty positions, open rank, open area

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for faculty positions. The area of specialization is open but we have a preference for candidates who have the ability to teach methodology related courses and/or cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The department houses two labs, including an EEG system, eye-tracker, and soundproof booths, and has access to 1.5 and 3T MRI scanners. The positions are tenure-track (or tenure eligible upon appointment) and open to all ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor).

    We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and institutional service. The position is to begin August 15, 2023. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

    The teaching load is four courses a year and the language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on research and teaching. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by December 31, 2022.



    Department of Psychology - F​ull-time Lecturer

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time lecturer position. The area of specialization is open but we are especially interested in candidates who have the ability to teach experimental design and statistics. The position is to begin August 15, 2023. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on research and teaching. Application materials must be submitted tofas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb 

    ​Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by December 31, 2022.



    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies – Tenure-track aassistant/associate professor in sociology (updated announcement)

    The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM) at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate​ professor in sociology to begin in either January or August 2023. Primary responsibilities include conducting cutting-edge sociological research, teaching within in the Sociology-Anthropology undergraduate program, and contributing to the graduate program in sociology by offering core and elective courses and supervising MA theses.

    While we welcome all specialties, the Department is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in economic sociology, political sociology, gender and sexuality, historical and comparative sociology, and/or global and transnational sociology with relevance to the region. Applicants should demonstrate thorough grounding in sociological theory and the ability to teach quantitative and qualitative research methods. SOAM places a high premium on collegiality and professionalism. This position requires a PhD in sociology.

    Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2022 and will continue until​ the position is filled. A complete application includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation are not required at this time but will be requested from shortlisted applicants at a later date. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Application materials should be sent to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb




    Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.​

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    Research Positions





    Project Coordinator - The Princeton-AUB Initiative

    Basic Functions: 

    The Project Coordinator supports the overall functions of the Princeton-AUB Initiative Program including coordinating events and other administrative duties. 

    Responsibilities: 

    The project coordinator will be expected to: 

    - Oversee the program’s ongoing projects; facilitate the projects’ operation 

    - Assist in organizing the Program’s annual meeting or workshops 

    - Process all administrative, logistical and financial procedures relevant to the Program 

    - Propose and organize activities such as lectures, panel discussions, workshops, conferences, etc. based on work by AUB professors and others elsewhere 

    - Solicit working papers, research reports, and memos based on the above activities, or based on the professors’ published work

    - Coordinate with the communications officer to disseminate the knowledge produced by the above activities/published texts

    - Make contact with like‐minded institutions around the region and the world to explore joint collaborations; act as the Program’s focal person with respect to partners working in the field

    - Identify potential funding sources in the region and the world; write grant proposals and progress reports on grants 

    - Communicate bi-weekly with the Bobst-AUB Program Manager at Princeton University 

    - Communicate bi-weekly with AUB representative of Bobst-AUB collaborative Initiative

    - Prepare budget information for events being held at the AUB as part of the collaboration for approval from the Director of the Bobst-AUB Collaborative Initiative at Princeton University 

    Eligibility and Qualifications: 

    - MA degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline or any related field or BA with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience 

    - Research experience in a relevant field - Good administrative and organizational skills 

    - Ability to be pro-active, independent and efficient

     - Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic 

    Application Procedure: 

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, one relevant writing sample, and the names of two references and their contacts. Applications should be sent to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb no later than September 25, 2022. 

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

    Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon. ​​​​



    Research Assistant - Video Editing and Website Set-up and Support:
    "Fostering knowledge and exchange about writing in the disciplines."

    We invite applications for a Research Assistant to work with Dr. Amy Zenger (AUB Writing Center) and Dr. John Pill (Lancaster University) to complete a project highlighting the work of AUB faculty members as writers. The project explores the nature of writing in various disciplines through video-recorded interviews with faculty members to be presented in an easily accessed, high-quality digital format online. The research is funded by a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grant from the AUB Center for Teaching and Learning.

    The RA will work with the researchers to edit and finish video-recorded interviews and to support their presentation on a website. The RA position is expected to last four to six months. Meetings will take place online, and the RA will largely work independently.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work collaboratively with researchers to develop high-quality edited videos from transcripts and outlines already prepared
    • Work collaboratively with researchers to develop an online platform for presenting the videos and associated activities

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Skill with video editing and presentation
    • Understanding of website design
    • BA or MA in Media, Education, or a relevant field
    • Must be eligible to work in Lebanon

    Desired characteristics

    • Ability to work effectively in a virtual team
    • Ability to work independently and to complete tasks on schedule
    • Strong English proficiency
    • Attention to detail
    • Access to necessary video editing software

    To apply:Send your CV and a letter of interest describing your experience with video editing to Amy Zenger (az07@aub.edu.lb) and John Pill (j.pill@lancaster.ac.uk​).
    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.​




    Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

    Research Fellow Positions

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

    The American University of Beirut invites applications for its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities, which begins in September 2021. The duration of appointment will be for 12 months and is not subject to renewal. 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 only open for citizens and residents of Lebanon.

    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
    • English
    • Fine Arts and Art History
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Archaeology
    • Middle Eastern Studies

    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 rb81@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 LBP 68,175,000
    • Co-pay health coverage under the University’s Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
    • 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 August 15, 2021.


    The completed application file including required documents should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to Ms. Rita Bassil [rb81@aub.edu.lb].



     
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    Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

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