Academic Employment

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

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, 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.

There are currently no vacancies available. Please revisit this page for new openings in early September 2019.


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

Research Assistant Position


Research Assistant - Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Basic Functions:​

The Research Assistant will assist the FAS Recruitment Officer at the Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The appointment is on a full-time basis.


  • Assists with posting advertisements in relevant academic recruitment websites and journals
  • Establishes and maintains complete updated records of all received applications
  • Follows up with applicants regarding the completion of their application portfolios
  • Arranges for the vetting of shortlisted candidates
  • Assists with the organization of campus visits for shortlisted candidates
  • Assists in drafting reports and official letters
  • Assists the recruitment officer in other administrative duties as required

Eligibility and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Good administrative and organizational skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to work with a team
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic skills


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to no later than August 30, 2019.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.


Research Assistant - Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies

Position: Research Assistant - CAMES - Full-time

Duration: One year (renewable depending on performance and funding)

Salary: 1.875.000LL/Month​

About the Program:

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) is one of the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary units of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). CAMES offers Master's of Arts (MA) degrees in Middle East Studies and Islamic Studies, in addition to intensive summer Arabic programs in Modern Standard Arabic and in Colloquial Lebanese Arabic. Lately, the center started a summer school for PhD students working on Lebanon.

CAMES is currently restructuring its research practices and priorities. Until now, the center has acted as a funder for research initiated by faculty members across FAS. The lack of human resources made it difficult for the center to generate research projects and manage them autonomously. Moreover, CAMES has a number of grants and aims at applying for more funding. Yet the lack of human resource made such task difficult at the moment. The position of Research Assistant will help in transforming CAMES from a teaching and funding body into a research unit and will help in managing the grants that are housed at the center.


  1. Manage the two existing grants: Other Universals: thinking from the South on traditions of politics and aesthetics and Decolonization, the Disciplines and the University;
  2. Assist the center in applying for additional grants;
  3. Coordinate the research activities generated by the center through organizing the meetings, workshops, lectures, and conferences;
  4. Work with the director of CAMES to set the research priorities of the center and the funding strategies;
  5. Support the effort of the center in becoming a hub of research at AUB and in Lebanon.​

Eligibility and Qualifications:

  1. MA degree in social science or the humanities or a relevant field is required;
  2. 1 to 3 years work experience preferable;
  3. Experience in managing grants is required;
  4. Excellent command of English and good command of Arabic is a must;
  5. Excellent administrative and organizational skills;
  6. Ability to work pro-actively, independently and efficiently;


Applicants must be Lebanese or eligible to work in Lebanon as per AUB Human Resources policies.
Applicants must send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, in addition to an updated CV. All documents must be sent to Samer Frangie ( by September 30, 2019.  


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

Research Fellow Position


Title: AUB Faculty Fellows

Academic Title: Faculty Fellow
Department: Center for Arts and Humanities

The DepartThree fellowships will be awarded to AUB faculty for the academic year 2019/2020 through a competitive process. Faculty fellowships at the Center for Arts and Humanities are intended to encourage junior and mid-career faculty to actively reimagine their disciplines, conduct innovative research, and develop new courses and programs that explore humanistic and artistic scholarship from multiple disciplinary and regional perspectives.

The deadline for applications for 2019-20 is January 15, 2019.   


During the academic year, each faculty fellow will pursue his or her pre-defined research agendas as well as design and teach a seminar which experiments with innovative approaches in course delivery or explores new lines of inquiry.

Fellows will be excused from all other teaching, undergraduate advising, and some non-essential administrative responsibilities for the duration of the fellowship. Fellows will continue to serve on standing faculty committees, and will participate in departmental meetings; periodic program reviews; discipline-specific seminars and workshops; and voting on appointments, reappointments, and promotions.

Fellows are expected to be present on campus in order to participate fully in the Center’s programmatic activities, teach one seminar during the academic year, and contribute to the curricular development activities of their departments.  Each fellow will submit a written report on their fellowship and feedback on the effectiveness of the program at the conclusion of the academic year.

Compensation and Research Funding:

Fellows will be paid their usual salaries and benefits. Fellowship applicants will not be barred from seeking external or internal research grants payable in the same academic year as the fellowship. Those wishing to apply for internal funding must submit separate grant applications within the usual deadlines and according to published procedures.


Faculty fellowships will be open to assistant and associate professors engaged in Arts and Humanities research and teaching in Arabic and Near Eastern Languages; English; Fine Arts and Art History; History and Archaeology; Philosophy; Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies; Political Studies and Public Administration; the Civilization Studies Program; as well as closely related disciplines.

Evaluation Criteria:

Faculty fellows will be selected annually in a competitive process that also takes into consideration the representation of a variety of arts and humanities disciplines. Preference may be given to selected disciplines or clusters of disciplines in any given year to ensure maximum integration of the AUB Faculty Fellowships with University priorities in the revitalization of arts and humanities programs.

Proposals that engage in humanistic and artistic scholarship from multiple disciplinary and regional perspectives will be evaluated by the Center for Arts and Humanities Steering Committee and Director.

Proposals that connect research and curricular development in the following ways are encouraged:

  • Proposals that demonstrate the particular necessity of the planned course(s) or curricular revisions and its/their relevance to AUB’s broader humanistic curriculum (including General Education).
  • Proposals that may benefit multiple units or programs or which may help to integrate the arts and humanities into the curricula of AUB’s professional programs.
  • Proposals that explore new ways of conducting, presenting, and disseminating research, and of bringing it into the classroom.
  • Proposals that include the use of a high-impact educational practice, such as a writing-intensive format, collaborative assignments/projects, undergraduate research, service-learning, and/or the integration of digital tools and methodologies in teaching and learning.

Each applicant must solicit a letter of recommendation from their department or program chair.

Please consult the list of Materials to be Submitted for more detailed information.


The completed application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Rita Bassil (, Program Manager of the Center for Arts and Humanities.




1. Application Form :
Cover sheet including an abstract of the proposal (see below for format). The abstract is limited to 150 words.

2. Detailed Description of Proposed Study (1500 words) :
The most successful applications are the best conceptualized proposals; they convey a sense that an important question is being asked, the complexities of the issue have been considered, and that the investigation will lead to significant results. When writing your description, bear in mind that your evaluators’ areas of expertise will most probably differ from yours; therefore, it is important to explain what you propose to do in a way that is accessible to non-specialists.
Authors may find the following questions useful in preparing their proposals, as an indication of some of the stylistic and substantive issues that should be kept in mind:

Importance of the project

  • How does this proposal fit in your research agenda and at this stage in your career?
  • What is the potential impact of this project for your scholarly field?
  • How does this proposal engage new ways of conducting, presenting, and disseminating research, and of bringing it into the classroom?
  • What is the relevance of it to curricular development?
  • Clarity and coherence of the project description
  • Have you defined the nature of the problem you plan to investigate?
  • Have you presented it in a form that is clear, accessible, and compelling to colleagues who may know nothing about your field?
  • If you have used technical terms, have you defined them adequately?
  • Have you included examples and a clear indication of the kind of analysis that you will propose?
  • Have you been as specific as possible in stating what issues and material will be analyzed?

Feasibility of project for time allotted

  • Have you defined the scope of your project in a way that seems feasible within the time allotted?

Sources you are likely to consult

  • Please limit this information to one page, single-spaced.

3. Brief statement of teaching philosophy and goals :
The statement should include some discussion about the design of courses integrating high-impact teaching practices for active learning. Maximum length: 2 pages. Please supply course files relevant to your teaching philosophy. 2017-18 AUB Faculty Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

4. Curriculum Vitae :
The curriculum vitae should be in outline form and list 1) education; 2) history of employment; 3) academic honors received; 4) bibliography of applicant’s publications; and 5) the source, time, and nature of any fellowships or grants received during the past five years. Maximum length: 5 pages.

5. Chair’s Recommendation :
Each proposal must be accompanied by a recommendation from the department or program chair. This letter need not be long and can be done in the form of answers to the following three questions:

  • Is the applicant qualified?
  • Are there any special concerns about finding qualified instructors to cover the faculty member’s teaching responsibilities for the duration of the fellowship?
  • Is there anything else the committee needs to know to assess the proposal?

The main purpose of the letter is to bring to the committee’s attention outstanding features (recommendations and impediments) regarding the work presented in the proposal.

Letters concerning proposals related to curriculum development proposals should be explicit about the long-term value of the projected course(s) or curricular revisions in the context of the given department or program.

Title: The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

Academic Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Department: Center for Arts and Humanities

The American University of Beirut invites applications for its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities, which begins in September 2019. 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 (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.


  • 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 $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 January 15, 2019.

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​

From the AUB Policies and Procedures Web Page. This page includes useful links for prospective faculty members who wish to know more about AUB Policies and Procedures.

General University Policies

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Includes AUB Policies on:

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

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

  •     Getting started with computing at AUB
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