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

    Civilization Studies Program


    Department of Physics


    Department of Psychology



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    Civilization Studies Program

    Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor position

    The Civilization Studies Program is seeking applicants to teach general liberal arts courses in the humanities (CVSP 201-205) during the fall semester 2021 (to begin on August 15, 2021).

    The mission of the Civilization Sequence 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 primary texts. The three major goals of the program are to develop critical skills and creative, flexible thinking; to promote an awareness of different civilizations; and to uphold dialogue as an essential skill of life.

    The candidate must have at least an MA degree in any related field in the humanities and social sciences (philosophy, literature, cultural studies and area studies are particularly encouraged). Candidates with PhDs or who are enrolled in PhDs are highly encouraged to apply.

    Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV. If the applicant is short-listed they will be required to give a public presentation to the faculty members of CVSP and interested students before they are hired.

    All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​



    Department of Physics​

    Full-time Lecturer

    The Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time lecturer position in Physics for the academic year 2021-22. The position requires a Ph.D. as well as a minimum teaching experience of two years at college level and a strong commitment to teaching. The language of instruction is English. Experience with online and IT-enhanced teaching is a must. The selected candidate would join the department by mid-August as teaching starts on August 31, 2021. Teaching assignments will essentially be for introductory undergraduate Physics courses but the department would be willing to entertain proposals to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of research expertise of the candidates. In addition, a strong sense of initiative, good communication skills and post-doctoral research experience are highly encouraged, as the selected candidate will be expected to participate in the rich and diverse research and outreach events of the department.

    To apply send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy as well as the names and contacts of three reference persons to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled​.



    Part-timer Lecturer

    The Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one part-time lecturer position in Physics for the academic year 2021-22. The position requires a Ph.D. as well as a minimum teaching experience of two years at college level and a strong commitment to teaching. The language of instruction is English. Experience with online and IT-enhanced teaching is a must. The selected candidate would join the department by mid-August as teaching starts on August 31, 2021. Teaching assignments will essentially be for introductory undergraduate Physics courses but the department would be willing to entertain proposals to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of research expertise of the candidates. In addition, a strong sense of initiative, good communication skills and post-doctoral research experience are highly encouraged as the selected candidate will be expected to participate in the rich and diverse research and outreach events of the department.

    To apply send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy as well as the names and contacts of three reference persons to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Review of applications will begin on a first come first serve basis and will continue until the position is filled​.



    Department of Psychology

    Department of Psychology: Open-rank faculty

    The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty position to begin August 15, 2021. The area of specialization is open. We seek scholars with a strong record of high-quality research output, capable of leading independent research that complements the strengths of our department. The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate and full professor). Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses, and successful candidates will be required to contribute their service to the department, faculty and the university.

    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 university also houses an animal care facility for research in biomedical and behavioral neuroscience.

    The teaching load is four courses a year. The language of instruction is English. 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, and arrange for three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



    Department of Psychology: Full-time Lecturer

    The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time Lecturer position to begin August 15, 2021. The area of specialization is open, and we seek scholars with strong evidence of teaching excellence. High-quality research output is preferred

    Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses. The teaching load is eight courses a year and the language of instruction is English. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on teaching and research, and arrange for three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​.

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



    Department of Psychology: Part-Time Instructor/Lecturer

    The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one part-time teaching position to begin August 15, 2021. The area of specialization is open, and we seek scholars with strong evidence of teaching excellence.

    Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses. The language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement on teaching and research, and arrange for three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

    Review of applications will begin on a first come first serve basis and will continue until the position is filled.





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

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    Research Positions

    Senior Research Associate - Developing Belief and Religious Cognition

    Applications are invited for a full-time Senior Research Associate position to assist Dr. Tamer Amin (AUB) and Dr. Maliki Ghossainy (Boston University) with research on developing concepts and beliefs and religious cognition in Lebanon. This work is being conducted in coordination with the Developing Belief Network, an international team of researchers examining the cognitive and cultural factors influencing the development of concepts and beliefs, with a particular emphasis on the domain of religion. The position is for one year, with possibility of extension based on exemplary performance.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    • Manage and conduct data collection.
    • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
    • Translation and back translation.
    • Attend research team meetings and prepare meeting minutes.
    • Supervise research assistants (if the position is extended beyond the first year).

    Required qualifications and skills:

    • At least a Master’s degree in psychology, education, or religious studies with a thesis component.
    • Fluency with the research process and experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research in Lebanon.
    • Native fluency in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese dialect) and excellent command of English (oral and written).
    • Ability to translate between English and Arabic.
    • Clear and effective communicator (oral and written).

    Other preferred experience and characteristics:

    • Demonstrated experience with English/Arabic translation and back-translation within the context of research.
    • Ability to translate between English and French.
    • Experience with qualitative analytics and software (e.g., NVivo) and quantitative analytics and software (e.g., SPSS, R, Excel).
    • Experience with recruitment of children and parents for research participation.
    • Ability to manage schedules, coordinate meetings and appointments for participants.
    • Organized, self-starter, ability to work under time constraints, and flexibility to work on multiple tasks
    • Strong work ethic.
    • Interested in completing a PhD in the future.
    • Past experience working with private and public schools across Lebanon is highly desirable.
    • Ability to work some weekends.
    • Access to private car.

    How to apply:
    Interested candidates should send their applications (Letter of Interest, CV, sample translation work, writing sample from master’s thesis) via email to tamer.amin@aub.edu.lb & malikig@bu.edu. Complete applications should be sent no later than July 23, 2021, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. At least 2 letters of recommendation should be sent separately.




    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

    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
    • 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:
    Submissions
    The completed application should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to Ms. Rita Bassil [rb81@aub.edu.lb]




     

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

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