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 different positions:

    Academic Positions

    There are currently no open positions.

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

    Research Positions

    Research Assistant Position

    Under the supervision of the faculty members conducting the research project, the research assistant will be expected to perform research and collect data through, library research, structured interviews or other project specific methodology. Specifically, she or he will be expected to:

    • Interpret, analyze, and synthesize data.
    • Schedule, organize and report on status of research activities.
    • Write and edit materials for publication and presentation.
    • Meet with faculty members on regular basis to maintain ongoing communication regarding the research.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Qualifications: Education/Experience

    • Currently enrolled in a graduate education program with some knowledge and experience in educational research.


    • Oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
    • Ability to work independently and accurately.
    • Ability to problem solve technical and methodological issues that arise during the course of the research.
    • Ability to apply sound research techniques, methodology and logical critical analysis.
    • Strong organization and interpersonal skill.

    Application Procedure:

    • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to no later than December 21, 2020.
    • Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.

    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 October 2020. The duration of appointment will be 10 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
    • English
    • Fine Arts and Art History
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Archaeology
    • Middle Eastern Studies

    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
    • 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
    • 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 September 10, 2020.

    Application material should be sent to:
    The completed application should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to Ms. Rita Bassil []


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

    AUB Hiring Policies

    Faculty Manual​

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    General University Policies

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    •     Access to Campus   
    •     Airline Ticketing Procedures   
    •     Code of Business Ethics   
    •     Conflict of Interest   
    •     Discrimination & Harassment   
    •     Fraud   
    •     Fundraising   
    •     Graduate Assistantships   
    •     Housing   
    •     Insurance   
    •     Intellectual Property

    Personnel Policies

    Excerpts from the AUB Personnel Web Page Includes:

    •     Summary Information Guide for Prospective Faculty Members   
    •     Policies on Benefits and Allowances for Academic Personnel   
    •     Policies on Academic Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure


    Excerpts from the AUB Personnel Web Page on Benefits for Academic Personnel Includes information on:

    •     Health Insurance Plan   
    •     Educational Allowances   
    •     Annual Leave   
    •     Periodic Paid/ Research Leave

    Information Technology Services

    Excerpt from the IT Web Page on AUBnet Faculty Services Includes :

    •     Getting started with computing at AUB
    •     Computing services offered to AUB faculty
    •     Computing policies

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