American University of Beirut

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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:

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    Available Positions: ​​​ ​​​​

  • Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Langauges: Tenured/tenure-track open rank position in Arabic literature, culture and thought
  • Department of Chemistry: Tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry
  • Department of Co​mputer Science: Tenure-track faculty positions
  • Department of Economics: Tenure-track assistant professors in economics
  • Department of Economics: Lecturer/instructor in economics
  • Department of English: Tenure-track assistant professors in linguistics and rhetoric and composition
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  • Department of English: Tenure-track assistant professor in medieval or early modern literature
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  • Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position in Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern art history
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  • Department of Mathematics: Tenure-track assistant professor
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  • Department of Psychology: Tenure-track open-rank faculty position in cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience
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  • Department of Psychology: Tenure-track open-rank faculty position in clinical psychoogy
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  • Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies: Tenure-track assistant professor/tenured associate professor of media studies

  • Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies: Lecturer/instructor in anthropology


  • Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Langauges: Tenured/tenure-track open rank position in Arabic literature, culture and thought

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    The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track Open Rank position in Arabic literature, culture and thought, with an expected start date of August 15, 2024. Research expertise may be in any genre of Arabic literature and may focus on any region with significant engagement with Arabic literature, culture and thought. Candidates who approach writings in Arabic through a comparative lens (across time, genres, or languages) are particularly encouraged to apply. 

    Teaching at the Department of Arabic and NEL is conducted in Arabic. 

    Qualifications: 

    Applicants should have an active research agenda that would lead to publication in prominent venues in their field or the potential to develop such a publication record and the ability or potential to be an excellent teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Regardless of the specific research focus, the successful candidate will demonstrate a wide-ranging familiarity with Arabic literature and an intimate knowledge of broader historical and cultural contexts in which it was produced. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the receipt of a Ph.D. in Arabic literature or a related field by the start of the appointment. 

     Application Instructions:

    The application must include: ​• A cover letter • CV • A published article or a dissertation chapter • A research and teaching statement • Names and contact information of three recommenders. 

    All materials from each applicant must be received by February 15, 2024. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following initial review. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. ​

    For information on the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, please visit https://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/arabic/Pages/default.aspx

     We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.



    ​Department of Chemistry: Tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry

    The Department of Chemistry at American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Analytical Chemistry to begin August 15, 2024. 

    Successful candidate is expected to establish and lead an independent innovative research program that tackles important contemporary questions in chemistry while also making valuable contributions to the department's teaching mission. The research focus can be in any area of analytical chemistry, including but not limited to instrumentation, environmental and atmospheric chemistry, chemical forensics, clinical chemistry, and bioanalytical chemistry.

    Successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in strengthening existing courses, and introduce new courses in his/her areas of expertise. 

     Candidates must have a PhD and at least one year of post-doctoral research experience in analytical chemistry or a closely related field, in addition to a strong record of research accomplishments. 

     AUB is a leading institution of higher education in the Middle East and is committed to academic excellence. It has a central research laboratory with state of the arts instruments for teaching and research.

    Applications should include a cover letter, an updated curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. 

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


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    ​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 (AUB) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2024.

    Areas of particular interest include Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Theoretical Computer Science, Systems, Graphics and Gaming, and Software Engineering. Strong candidates from other areas and other ranks are also encouraged to apply and might 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; curriculum vitae; and the names, e-mails, and addresses of at least three professional references. Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. 

    Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.​​


    Department of Economics: Tenure-track assistant professors in economics

    The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level to begin on August 15, 2024. 

    AUB is a teaching-centered research university with a commitment to liberal arts education. Founded in 1866, its mission is to produce and deliver high quality knowledge and to contribute to the wellbeing and development of the population of Lebanon and the West Asia and North Africa region. 

     We encourage candidates from all fields of Economics to apply. Successful candidates will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and should be committed to research and teaching of the highest quality. The teaching load is four courses per year. The language of instruction is English. 

    Candidates must have a PhD in Economics or a closely related field (Finance, Public Policy, etc.) by the time of appointment. The initial appointment is for a period of three years to allow for a mid-tenure review.

    Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, job market paper 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. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at the following link​

    Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled. ​​



    Department of Economics: Lecturer/instructor in economics

    The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Instructor to begin on August 15, 2024. 

    AUB is a teaching-centered research university with a commitment to liberal arts education. Founded in 1866, its mission is to produce and deliver high quality knowledge and to contribute to the wellbeing and development of the population of Lebanon and the West Asia and North Africa region. 

    The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate level and will oversee undergraduate advising. The teaching load is four courses a year and the total number of advisees is around 200 students. The language of instruction is English. Candidates must have a PhD or MA in Economics by the time of appointment. 

    IInterested candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the 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. Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at the following link​

    Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.



    Department of English: Tenure-track assistant professors in linguistics and rhetoric and composition

    The Language program in the Department of English invites applications for tenure-track positions in linguistics and rhetoric and composition at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2024. The teaching load is 2-2. 

    We aim to recruit outstanding scholars and teachers whose work will energize the study and teaching of language in the context of an English-medium university operating in a multilingual environment. While the area of specialization is open, successful candidates will demonstrate their ability to augment the department’s research profile and contribute excellent teaching and advising. 

    Scholars whose work relates to interdisciplinary initiatives with the department and across the university, such as Women and Gender Studies; Digital Humanities; Inequalities and Social Justice; and Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing, are particularly encouraged to apply. 

    Applicants must have a PhD in linguistics, rhetoric and composition, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. 

    To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, a sample course syllabus, and names and contact details of three external referees. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. ​​

    For best consideration, please ensure all materials are submitted by January 6, 2024. ​​



    Department of English: Tenure-track assistant professor in medieval or early modern literature

    The Literature program in the Department of English at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track position in medieval or early modern literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2024. 

    The teaching load is 2-2. We aim to recruit outstanding scholars and teachers who can extend and deepen the department’s research profile and contribute excellent instruction and advising in the BA and MA programs in English Literature. The area of specialization is open, with scholars working on the Global Middle Ages or Global Renaissance especially encouraged to apply. 

    Applicants must have a PhD in English, Comparative Literature, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. 

    To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample,a sample course syllabus, and names and contact details of three external referees.

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following lin​k​​. ​​

     For best consideration, please ensure all materials are submitted by January 6, 2024. ​​



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    Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position in Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern art history

    The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor. We are looking for research and teaching specialization in Arab, Islamic and Middle Eastern art history, preferably in modern or contemporary art. The position will start in the Fall semester on 15 August 2024. 

    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of scholarly research and teaching excellence. An engagement with art theory, Critical Theory and the historiography of art is welcome. Our programs include graduate and undergraduate courses in early Islamic art, modern and contemporary art of the Arab and Islamic world, history of Islamic collections and exhibitions, and curatorial practice. 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. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to administration, the supervision of graduate work and curriculum development among other appropriate duties. 

    The applicant must hold a PhD in Art History, or a relevant field. The teaching 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) names and contact information for three academic referees, 4) two samples of published research, and 5) two sample syllabi. Letters of recommendation are not required at this time but will be requested from shortlisted applicants later.

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​

    ​Application review will begin on 20 January 2024 and continue rolling until the position is filled. ​​​



    Department of Mathematics: Tenure-track assistant professor

    The Department of Mathematics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for tenure-track positions in Mathematics at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2024. 

    The department includes 17 professorial rank faculty members and 9 instructors and lecturers. The research activities of the department are structured around four groups: Algebra and Number Theory, Analysis and Geometry, Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis, Probability and Statistics. Faculty in the department teach a mixture of service courses in large lectures and smaller advanced courses up to the graduate level. The Department has about 100 students enrolled in its Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, and is undergoing final review to launch a PhD program shortly. The language of instruction is English. 

     Only applicants holding a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or Applied Mathematics and showing a strong commitment to teaching and research will be considered. We encourage applicants whose research areas mesh in or complement the existing strengths in the department. The initial appointment is for a period of four years to allow for a pre-tenure review. In exceptional cases, an appointment at a higher rank than Assistant Professor may be considered. Visiting or sabbatical appointments at all ranks may also be possible. 

    AUB is a teaching-centered research university that was founded in 1866. Its mission is to enhance education, primarily for the people of the Middle East, and to participate in the advancement ​of knowledge. The beautiful campus is located on a hill in Beirut overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, with pleasant weather year-round. AUB features a dynamic educational environment with thriving enrollment in many departments in the Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Business, whose students attend courses offered by our department. The department has close connections with the Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences at AUB which promotes and supports scientific activities through fellowships and research units. AUB has recently founded the Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Computing Hub, which offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. 

    Interested applicants should arrange for a letter of application with a CV, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of reference. The department strongly prefers electronic submissions through Mathjobs at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/22983​​. Alternatively, applications may be sent by e-mail to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb ​​

    Applications and letters of reference should arrive by November 15, 2023. 

    Applications will continue to be received after the deadline but may not receive full consideration. Applicants should indicate whether they will participate in the AMS Joint Mathematical Meeting.



    Department of Psychology: Tenure-track open-rank faculty position in cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty position. The area of specialization is in cognitive psychology / cognitive neuroscience. The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate and full professor). Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses. 

    We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and institutional service. The position is to begin August 15, 2024. 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, a statement on research and teaching, 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. 

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by December 31, 2023.

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​​



    Department of Psychology: Tenure-track open-rank faculty position in clinical psychology

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty position in clinical psychology, with commitment to the scientist-practitioner model. The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate and full professor). Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses. 

     We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and institutional service. The position is to begin August 15, 2024. 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. 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. 

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by December 31, 2023.

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​​. ​​



    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies: Tenure-track assistant professor/tenured associate professor of media studies

    The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM) at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor of media studies to begin August 15, 2024. Primary responsibilities include conducting cutting-edge research, teaching both core and elective undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervising MA theses. ​
     
    The Program is especially interested in recruiting an expert in digital media and culture, with a preference for applicants who focus on the Global South. Applicants should demonstrate thorough grounding in the field of media studies and a clear engagement with recent debates in digital media studies. The applicant should be prepared to teach existing courses within the Media Studies Program, as well as to propose new courses that expand the Program’s curriculum and appeal. This position requires a PhD in media studies or a related discipline. SOAM places a high premium on collegiality and professionalism.
     
    Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2024​ 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. A writing sample and letters of recommendation are not required at this time but will be requested from shortlisted applicants at a later date.

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. ​​



    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies: Lecturer/instructor in anthropology

    The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM) at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time teaching position in anthropology to begin in Spring 2024. This position carries a teaching load of four classes per semester. Primary responsibilities include teaching core courses in the Sociology-Anthropology Program, including introductory anthropology classes. There may also be opportunities to teach elective courses according to the needs of the department. 

    This position requires at least a master’s degree in anthropology. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to teaching, innovative pedagogical tools, and thorough knowledge of anthropology as a discipline. We are particularly interested in recruiting a candidate who will attract students to our department and its undergraduate programs through high-quality, interactive instruction. SOAM places a high premium on collegiality and professionalism. 

     Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2023 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 may be requested from shortlisted applicants at a later date. ​

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link. ​​​



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