American Univesity 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.

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

    Academic Positions

    There are currently no vacancies available.

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


    Research Positions

    Research Assistant - AUB-MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars Program

    Title: Program Assistant
    Type of Contract: Research Assistant
    Duration of the contract: One year, renewable depending on performance and funding

    Background about the Program:

    The AUB Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars Program (TLS) is an opportunity made possible with generous support from the United States Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). MEPI-TLS awards participating students with a scholarship that fully covers their tuition for the semester in which they are enrolled in the program, while also allowing them to join an energetic community of gender scholars across campus. Participating students will enroll in one gender studies course, while attending professionalization workshops, writing papers, and participating in leadership events. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished professors, experts, and activists. AUB MEPI TLS is looking for a Program Assistant who will undertake routine day-to-day programmatic and administrative functions to support the program.

    Examples of Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with team members on the implementation of a gender evaluation that is taking place through the MEPI-TLS program
    • Report on the progress of the gender evaluation and support in brainstorming new activities in line with the evaluation’s milestones
    • Contribute to the writing of quarterly reports and assist the team in submitting KPIs and building a student tracker
    • Provide logistical support for workshops, activities, and lecture sessions (virtually and on-campus)
    • Support the development of a publication platform for student writing on issues related to gender

    Academic Background and Skills:

    • BA degree in the humanities, social sciences or media studies
    • Experience in gender and or communication/coordination of project is preferable
    • Good communication and writing skills in English and Arabic
    • Active team-player, willing to take initiative and find solutions in a timely manner

    Application Procedure:

    • 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 to Ms. Lina Abou Habib ( ) and Dr. Blake Atwood (​ ) before September 18, 2021.

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

    Basic Functions:

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


    • Handles inquiries from students by walk-ins, phone and e-mail, update correspondences, handles and follows-up on ongoing and incoming paperwork.
    • Assembles and enters necessary data regarding second degree, double majors, dual degrees, and UPP applications. Ensures that all relevant information is available and assists in delivering final decision to all concerned. Gathers required information for course equivalences for applicants transferring from other universities.
    • Prepares the Dean’s Honor List and the relevant statistics.
    • Shares change of academic status with relevant department chairpersons.
    • Drafts the minutes for the FAS Faculty Meetings on voting on degrees.
    • Assists with the preparation of the students nominations for the awards.
    • Updates the FAS Student Section webpages. Ensures that information is listed and updated in a timely manner.

    Eligibility and Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in administration, statistics, 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

    Application Procedure:

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to
    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.

    Teaching Assistant - Data Science

    “The Scholars in HeAlth Research Program” (SHARP) at AUB is seeking applicants for a part-time teaching assistant position, to help in the “Introduction to Data Science” course. The potential applicant will be expected to attend to the following duties:

    • Prepare lab assignments in R
    • Mark lab assignments in R
    • Mark lab examinations in R
    • Set up lab hours to assist students in their programming assignments
    • Meet with faculty members on regular basis to maintain ongoing communication.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Education/Experience Potential applicants must hold a BSc or MSc in Computer Sciences or Computer Engineering, and have strong background in machine learning or data science.


    • Oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
    • Ability to work independently and accurately.
    • Ability to problem assist students in debugging code in R and solving technical and methodological issues associated with it.
    • Strong organization and interpersonal skill
    • Strong programming skills in Python and R
    • Strong background in basic machine learning and data science pipelines

    Application Procedure:

    • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to no later than August 31, 2021.
    • Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.

    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 & 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 September 2021. The duration of appointment will be for 12 months and is not subject to renewal. 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 only open for citizens and residents of Lebanon.

    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 (HIP)
    • 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 August 15, 2021.

    The completed application file including required documents 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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