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

    Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor position – Department of Fine Arts and Art History

    The Studio Arts BA program in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History is seeking applicants to teach a course in analog photography during the fall semester 2021 (to begin on August 15, 2021).

    The course, SART 206 The Reproducible Image I, is scheduled for MW 9:00-11:20.

    The applicants should have a BFA and an MFA in art with at least one of the two degrees in photography. Applicants should be technically proficient in lab-analog photography and well-versed in the theory and history of photography.

    Applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

    Interested applicants are required to submit:

    1. a cover letter.
    2. a CV.
    3. two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below).
    4. a portfolio.

    All application materials should be submitted by email to

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

    Research Positions

    Research Assistant Position

    Job Title: Research Assistant- FAS Online Programs Manager
    Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS)
    Duration: March 2021 – September 2021 (renewable)
    Nature of Appointment: Full Time

    Under the direction of the FAS Dean, the candidate is responsible for delivering differentiated online programs to market, addressing a need representing a viable business opportunity. A key component of the role is ensuring that FAS online programs support the vision, overall strategy, and goals of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the American University of Beirut (AUB) overall.

    While the “Research Assistant- FAS Online Programs Manager” is ultimately responsible for managing the online programs from conception to end, throughout this process, they will receive assistance from a number of specialists such as instructional designers, multi-media developers, quality assurance specialists, operations experts, project managers, recruiters, and many others.

    Competencies: (i) domain expertise, (ii) business expertise, (iii) leadership skills, and (iv) operational ability.

    Role: (i) defines and supports the programs’ vision, strategy, and roadmap; (ii) gathers information on, manages, and prioritizes market requirements; (iii) acts as the customer advocate articulating their needs; (iv) works closely with the Programs’ Directors on recruitment, marketing, and support to ensure goals are met.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of existing online programs, identify competitive advantages, including competitive analysis and developing profiles of competitors
    • Provide consultative services for the programs in terms of recruitment, business development, marketing communications, career management services, alumni relations, and public relations
    • Clearly articulate the programs’ value proposition, marketing position and competitive advantages, contributing to recruitment, marketing communications, and public relations functions
    • Along with the FAS Dean’s Office, act as the program spokesperson providing in-depth insight to a wide array of external and internal clients and potential collaborators/stakeholders
    • Participate in the development and implementation of new online programs and enhancements to current online programs
    • Participate in the planning, development, and execution of programs’ distribution and recruitment strategy

    Program Management Standards:

    1. Develops and updates programs’ positioning, competitive analysis, marketing strategy, calling tree and all marketing material.
    2. Drives program marketing strategy with all needed stakeholders.
    3. Plays an active role in recruitment to achieve program KPIs through set recruitment and enrollment strategies.
    4. Identifies trends, and opportunities to increase enrollments.
    5. Develops and reports on Marketing and Recruitment Efforts (MRE) financials in specific relation to marketing spend and Return on Investment (ROI).
    6. Plans and manages programs’ scope in planning, development, and execution. Works with various stakeholders to ensure a successful delivery of the programs e.g. instructional designers, multi-media developers, AUB operations experts, etc.
    7. Manages student lifecycle from admission and on-boarding all the way through graduation. Oversees updates on student-related registrar activities.
    8. Remains customer facing throughout the duration of the program.
    9. Maintains relationship with students to increase student retention and ensure program completion.
    10. Manages all communication with the participants e.g. mailers, running evaluation reports, following up on their completion of submittals.


    • Commitment to outstanding levels of customer service
    • Highly responsive
    • A deep understanding of diploma, undergraduate, and graduate programs’ offerings
    • Ability to build and maintain an excellent rapport with admission committee members and participants
    • An understanding of the marketing and sales cycle in the higher education context
    • Commitment to updating organizational systems


    Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, or related subjects.


    More than 5 years of experience in business administration, management, or related subjects, including proven experience in dealing with matters related to program/project management, higher education, and eLearning.


    Excellent command of English.

    Computer Proficiency:

    • Excellent knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Moodle (or other Learning Management System)
    • Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter indicating your qualifications and interest in the position, along with a detailed CV to

    Review of application starts on March 1, 2021 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 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.

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    •     Summary Information Guide for Prospective Faculty Members   
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    Excerpts from the AUB Personnel Web Page on Benefits for Academic Personnel Includes information on:

    •     Health Insurance Plan   
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    •     Periodic Paid/ Research Leave

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