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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:


    Academic Positions


    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: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (FT)
  • Department of Co​mputer Science: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (PT)
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  • Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/Lecturer position in Music with a specialty in digital audio workstation
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  • Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/lecturer in Western music performance​​​​


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

    Updated deadline 

    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 mu​​st 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: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (FT)

    The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for two faculty positions at the instructor and lecturer ranks to begin August 15, 2024. 

    Appointments are normally for an initial period of one year renewable. The successful candidates must have solid teaching experience in computer science courses. The teaching load is eight courses a year. The language of instruction is English. 

    For the lecturer position, candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a closely related field. For the instructor position, the candidates must hold an MSc in computer science or a related field.

    Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) teaching and service statements and 4) three letters of reference. 

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

    Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled. ​​


    ​Department of Computer Science: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (PT)

    The Department of Computer Science invites applications for Lecturer/Instructor faculty positions in Computer Science. 

    Appointments are on part-time basis and renewed on a semester-by-semester basis. Renewals are based on departmental needs and satisfactory performance. Successful candidates will be expected to teach one or two courses per semester, with instruction conducted in English. 

    Applicants must hold a PhD (for the lecturer rank) or an MSc (for the instructor rank) in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates should possess substantial experience in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate Computer Science courses. Additionally, selected applicants may be required to teach senior or graduate-level courses, in addition to introductory courses. 

    Interested applicants must submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter specifying the semester for which they are applying, 2) a CV, and 3) two letters of reference. 

    All application materials should be submitted by the following deadlines: 

    - Summer session of AY2023-24: May 10, 2024
    - Fall semester of AY 2024-25: June 17, 2024
     

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

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    Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/Lecturer position in Music with a specialty in digital audio workstation

    The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for an Instructor/Lecturer position in Music with a specialty in digital audio workstation. The position is for the Fall semester of AY2024-25. 

    The course to be taught is MUSC 269 Special Topics in Music Performance; Digital Audio Workstation. It brings 12 students with various interests in music and sound, into a studio to compose digital music and/or soundscapes using their laptops and to perform singly or in ensembles. Students will study the history and stylistic particularities of digital music. 

     Applicants must demonstrate evidence of technical musical ability and a knowledge of the technical field and history of digital music. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in Music. The language of instruction is English. 

     Please submit the following application materials: 

     1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) one sample syllabi 3) Two letters of recommendation. 

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

    Application review will begin on 10 May 2024 and continue rolling until the position is filled. ​​​



    Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/Lecturer position in Instructor/lecturer in Western music performance

    The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of Instructor/lecturer in Western music performance. The position is for the Fall semester of AY2024-25. 

     The course to be taught is MUSC 263 Western Music Ensemble. It brings 12 student musicians, with various technical abilities, into a studio to rehearse and perform in instrumental ensembles. Students will study the history and stylistic particularities of the compositions chosen by the instructor and learn how to execute them in a public performance. 

    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of technical musical instrumental ability and a knowledge of the history of Western music. Applicants must hold a MA in Music. The language of instruction is English. 

    Please submit the following application materials: 

     1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) one sample syllabi 3) Two letters of recommendation. 

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

    Application review will begin on 10 May 2024 and continue rolling 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


    Available Positions:



    Research Assistants - Developing Beliefs and Religious Cognition

    Applications are invited for up to four Research Assistant (RA) positions 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 RA positions are for up to 9 months (September 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025, but start dates can be discussed). RAs hired for this position will be expected to dedicate up to 20 hours per week to this role.


    Primary responsibilities include:
    • Participating in recruitment of families from diverse backgrounds across different regions in Lebanon
    • Heavy involvement in data collection, including interviewing children aged 4-13, administering surveys, uploading all video and audio recordings
    • Transcribing child interviews in Arabic and English
    • Creating study stimuli
    • Conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis
    • Attending regular research team meetings
    • Other research tasks as needed
    • Allocating up to 20 hours per week to this position

    Required qualifications and skills:
    • BA/BS (with preference for psychology, education, or other social science)
    • Native fluency in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic and Lebanese dialect) and excellent command of English (oral and written). At least one position will be filled by someone fluent in French (oral and written)
    • Ability to translate between English or French, and Arabic (MSA and Lebanese dialect)
    • Clear and effective communicator (oral and written)
    • High level of maturity, punctuality, and strong work ethic
    • Attention to detail is extremely important for this position

    Other preferred experience and characteristics:
    • Prior experience working with children
    • Proficiency in French (oral and written)
    • Interested in or currently pursuing graduate studies
    • Previous research experience (including qualitative and/or qualitative data analysis)
    • Ability to manage schedules, coordinate meetings, and appointments for research participants
    • Organized, self-starter, and ability to work under time constraints
    • Ability to work some weekends
    • Access to a private car

    How to apply:
    • Interested candidates should send their applications (Letter of Interest, CV, and a writing sample) via email to Dr. Tamer Amin (tamer.amin@aub.edu.lb) & Dr. Maliki​​ Ghossainy (malikig@bu.edu)
    • Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled
    • At least 2 letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the recommenders directly to Drs. Amin and Ghossainy

    Coordinator of the Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for humanitarian settings in the Middle East and North Africa

    1. Background

    The American University of Beirut (AUB) and Save the Children developed the Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for humanitarian settings in the Middle East and North Africa (Dip CAMH) as an academic post-graduate training program for mid-senior mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) practitioners working in the region. The Dip CAMH aims to help strengthen the capacity of MHPSS practitioners, and contribute to reducing the gap in accessing CAMH-focused MHPSS in contexts affected by conflict and/or displacement in the Middle East and North Africa.

    The American University of Beirut (AUB) is an institution of higher learning founded to provide excellence in education, to participate in the advancement of knowledge through research, and to serve the peoples of the Middle East and beyond. Chartered in New York State in 1863, the university bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. The university believes deeply in and encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to foster tolerance and respect for diversity and dialogue.

    The DipCAMH was developed by a range of regional experienced researchers and practitioners, based on an extensive needs assessment of knowledge and competency gaps for specialists and non-specialist MHPSS providers. There are a total of 8 courses, each 10 weeks long, 3 hours per week. The content is designed to be delivered online and in Arabic. Students will then receive 10 weeks of practice-based supervision in order to apply learning and demonstrate competencies in their real-world setting.

    The Dip CAMH will be delivered for this first pilot year in collaboration with the Continuing Education Center (CEC) at the AUB, the Psychology Department at AUB, and Save the Children. Supervisors will also be invited to provide feedback on their experience, to refine the Dip CAMH for future years.

    The courses are listed here:

    Semester 1 (Fall 2024)

    • Child and adolescent mental health (asynchronous)
    • Child development: strengths and challenges (asynchronous)
    • Screening and assessment of child and adolescent mental health and development
    • Evidence-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions and contextual adaptation

    Semester 2 (Spring 2025)

    • Competency/skills course: Working with children and adolescents I (individuals)
    • Competency/skills course: Working with children and adolescents II (groups)
    • Competency/skills course: Working with parents, families and the wider community
    • Ethics and human rights in practice

    Students will then receive 10 weeks of practice-based supervision.

    The Coordinator will be based in the Department of Psychology at the AUB, directly managed by Dr Tania Bosqui (Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology) in close collaboration with Hala Barakat (Education Manager at the Continuing Education Center).

    2. Roles and responsibilities

    • The Dip CAMH Coordinator will work within the project team to coordinate all aspects of the implementation of the Dip CAMH– with support from the CEC, Psychology Department and Save the Children
    • They will be responsible for
      • Coordinating communication between CEC, Psychology, Save the Children and students
      • Supporting instructors to ensure content and materials are delivered on track
      • Managing and supporting administrative tasks, such as setting up meetings, responding to students, taking minutes, or liaising with the office of grants and contracts
      • Monitoring the timeline and ensuring students progress smoothly
      • Participating in regular coordination meetings with the project team
      • Troubleshooting for students and instructors
      • Supporting marketing and student recruitment efforts
      • Supporting in the preparation of donor reports, and budget management
      • Supporting in the evaluation of the Dip CAMH
      • Supporting data management and synthesis of data, and preparation of reports and presentations, as needed for the project

    3. Reporting

    The Dip CAMH Coordinator will report to Tania Bosqui at the American University of Beirut (tb33@aub.edu.lb).​

    4. Profile

    • Essential:
      • At least Masters level degree in relevant field (e.g. Psychology, Nursing, Education, Public Health, Social Sciences), or equivalent experience
      • At least 2 years’ experience in leading or coordinating projects in a relevant field (i.e. mental health, psychosocial support, education, and/or child protection)
      • Extensive experience working within humanitarian settings and affected populations
      • Proven track record in completing project cycles
      • Experience in managing data
      • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) and Arabic (oral and written)
      • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
      • Reliable and able to work to tight deadlines
      • Available for the project duration

    • Desirable:
      • Previous experience with child and adolescent mental health
      • Previous experience with EQUIP or other practitioner competency tools

    5. Job Location

    Department of Psychology, American University of Beirut, Beirut. Note that remote working is negotiable.

    6. Time frame

    The position needs to be filled by the end of August 2024, and has a duration of 14 months, with the possibility of renewal after that. A two-month probation period will need to be passed.

    7. Salary range

    The Dip CAMH Coordinator will receive 1,500 USD per month in gross salary on a part-time 75% basis (3.5 days per week).

    8. How to apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending their CV and a one-page motivation letter to Tania Bosqui: tb33@aub.edu.lb

    Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Instructor for the Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for humanitarian settings in the Middle East and North Africa

    1. Background

    The American University of Beirut (AUB) and Save the Children developed the Diploma in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for humanitarian settings in the Middle East and North Africa (Dip CAMH) as an academic post-graduate training program for mid-senior mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) practitioners working in the region. The DipCAMH aims to help strengthen the capacity of MHPSS practitioners, and contribute to reducing the gap in accessing CAMH-focused MHPSS in contexts affected by conflict and/or displacement in the Middle East and North Africa.

    Instructors for the Dip CAMH will deliver pre-designed courses, that were developed by a range of regional experienced researchers and practitioners, based on an extensive needs assessment of knowledge and competency gaps for specialists and non-specialist MHPSS providers. Instructors will be responsible for delivering one or more of the courses of the DipCAMH. There are a total of 8 courses, each 10 weeks long, 3 hours per week. The content is designed to be delivered online and in Arabic. Two of the 8 courses are asynchronous and the remainder are synchronous. The DipCAMH will be delivered for this first pilot year in collaboration with the Continuing Education Center (CEC) at the AUB, the Psychology Department at AUB, and Save the Children. Instructors will also be invited to provide feedback on their experience of the course content and delivery, to refine the Dip CAMH for future years.

    The courses are listed here:

    Semester 1 (Fall 2024)

    • Child and adolescent mental health (asynchronous)
    • Child development: strengths and challenges (asynchronous)
    • Screening and assessment of child and adolescent mental health and development
    • Evidence-based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions and contextual adaptation

    Semester 2 (Spring 2025)
    • Competency/skills course: Working with children and adolescents I (individuals)
    • Competency/skills course: Working with children and adolescents II (groups)
    • Competency/skills course: Working with parents, families and the wider community
    • Ethics and human rights in practice

    Students will then receive 10 weeks of practice-based supervision.


    2. Roles and responsibilities

    • Dip CAMH Instructors will be responsible for delivering the content of one or more courses for online delivery – with support from the CEC, Psychology Department and Save the Children.
    • Dip CAMH Instructors will be responsible for:
      • Meetings as needed (expected to be in the beginning, during, and at the end)
      • Familiarization with course content
      • Teaching hours (30 hours over 10 weeks)
      • Email responses to academic queries
      • Office hours (1 hour per week availability)
      • Student assessment such as grading videos/assignments or observed role plays
      • Feedback on experiences and sharing areas for improvement
    • For asynchronous courses, Dip CAMH Instructors will also​ be responsible for:
      • Recording voiceovers as needed
      • Monitoring and responding to discussion forums
      • Monitoring student completion of classes and homework week by week

    3. Reporting

    Dip CAMH Instructors will report to Tania Bosqui in the Department of Psychology (tb33@aub.edu.lb) and Hala Barakat in the Continuing Education Center (hb07@aub.edu.lb).

    4. Profile

    • Essential:
      • At least a Masters level degree in Psychology or a closely related field, or equivalent experience
      • Experience in a clinical or related position in a mental health or psychosocial support (MHPSS) service in a humanitarian setting
      • Experience in teaching and/or training in child and adolescent mental health
      • Fluent in English (oral and written) and Arabic (oral and written)
      • Reliable and able to work to the academic schedule
      • Available within the timeframe of the Dip CAMH

    • Desirable:
      • Experience in using EQUIP competencies or other practitioner competency tools
      • Experience in teaching or training using an online modality

    5. Job Location

    Remote, online.

    6. Time frame

    Course delivery will start in the Fall 2024 for courses 1 to 4, and Spring 20205 for courses 5-8.

    7. Salary range

    Dip CAMH Instructors will receive 5,000 USD (after 8.5% tax) for the delivery of one course.

    8. How to apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending their CV and 1 page cover letter indicating which course area(s) they are most qualified to teach to Tania Bosqui: tb33@aub.edu.lb

    Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



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

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

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