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 diff​erent ​positions:

    Academic Positions


    Available Positions:

    Department of Computer Science


    Department of Economics


    Department of History and Archaeology


    The Department of Psychology


    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM)


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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 invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in computer science to begin August 15, 2022. Areas of particular interest include: Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Computer Science, Operating Systems, Graphics and Gaming, and Computational Biology. Strong candidates from other areas are also encouraged to apply and will 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; complete curriculum vitae; and the names, e-mails, and addresses of at least three professional references. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.




    Department of Economics: Tenure-track assistant professor

    The Department of Economics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one tenure-track-assistant professor faculty position effective August 15, 2022. The position is open to all fields of study in Economics. Primary considerations will be an outstanding research record, excellent recommendations, and a demonstrated ability in teaching.

    The appointments are for an initial period of three years with opportunities for promotion and advancement. The teaching load is 4 courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Duties include teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2022.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a recent research paper, and arrange for three letters of reference to be addressed to Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut. Applications may be sent by e-mail to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be assured full consideration, a complete application must be received by February 1, 2022 (extended deadline)​.




    Department of History and Archaeology: Tenure-track assistant professor in Late Medieval/Early Modern Middle East/ Islamic History

    The Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Late Medieval and/ or early Modern Middle East/ Islamic history to begin August 15, 2022.

    The position is open to scholars of all sub regions and thematic interests, but the department especially welcomes applications of candidates working on subjects that address issues relevant to intellectual/ cultural and/or social history within a comparative perspective. PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment. The appointee will provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in his/her field of specialization as well as more general topics covered in the department’s regular program. Aside from teaching, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the department, the faculty of Arts and Sciences and the University at large. The language of instruction is English but good command of Arabic is a plus.

    Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of three years.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a representative sample of scholarship, and sample course syllabi. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    All application documents should be received by February 1, 2022 (extended deadline)​.




    Department of History and Archaeology: Tenure-track assistant professor in Modern Middle East/Arab History

    The Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in modern Middle East history, with a focus on the Arabic-speaking world, to begin August 15, 2022.

    The position is open to scholars of all sub regions and thematic interests, but the department especially welcomes applications of candidates working on questions of political and/or social history within a comparative perspective. PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment. The appointee will provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in his/her field of specialization and more general topics covered in the department’s regular program. Aside from teaching, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the department and the University at large. The language of instruction is English but good command of Arabic is a plus.

    Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of three years.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a representative sample of scholarship, and sample course syllabi. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. All Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    All application documents should be received by February 1, 2022 (extended deadline)​.




    The Department of Psychology – Tenure-track faculty position, Open rank, Open area

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty position. The area of specialization is open but we have a preference for candidates who have the ability to teach methodology related courses. The position is tenure-track (or tenure eligible upon appointment) and open to all ranks.

    We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and institutional service. The position is to begin August 15, 2022. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2022.

    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. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by February 1, 2022 (extended deadline)​




    The Department of Psychology – Lecturer position, Open area

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty lecturer position. The area of specialization is open but we have a preference for candidates who have the ability to teach methodology related courses. We seek candidates with strong evidence of teaching excellence and who are committed to institutional service. The language of instruction is English.

    The position is to begin August 15, 2022. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2022.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on teaching philosophy. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb.
    Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb.

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by January 15, 2022.




    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM): Full-Time Teaching Position in Sociology

    The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies (SOAM) at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a full-time teaching position in sociology to begin in Fall 2022. This position carries a teaching load of four classes per semester. Primary responsibilities include teaching core courses in the Sociology-Anthropology Program, including introductory sociology 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 sociology; however, preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to teaching, innovative pedagogical tools, and thorough knowledge of sociology 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 February 15, 2022 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. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Application materials should be sent to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

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

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    Research Positions





    Research Assistants - Design and Technology Associate

    IT-Academic Services
    Office of Information Technology

    1. BASIC FUNCTION:
      Assist the Instructional Design / Instructional Technology Teams in designing and building online and blended courses on Moodle. Translate Course Module storyboards into online modules.
    2. DUTIES PERFORMED:
      Build online and blended courses on Moodle.
      Assist the instructional design team in developing online and blended courses
      Work closely with the Moodle team to become proficient in Moodle.
    3. WORK CONTACTS:
      Regular contact with instructional design and the instructional technology teams
    4. INDEPENDENCE OF OPERATION:
      This position reports to the Digital Learning Manager. Work according to established e-learning policies and procedures set by the IT-Academic Services.
    5. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
      None
    6. PHYSICAL EFFORT:
      None
    7. WORK CONDITIONS:
      Clean and pleasant. Working mostly using computer equipment.
    8. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

        ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

      1. BS in Education or Computer Science.
      2. Intermediate computer skills
      3. Strong attention to detail
      4. Design skills
      5. Ability to adhere to tight deadlines with good time management and organizational skills
      6. Ability to work as a member of a team
      7. Proficiency in English language
      8. Good communication skills

      9. TECHNICAL SKILLS
        Not required but preferable:

      10. Knowledge of Moodle.
      11. Basic knowledge of instructional design methodologies​

    9. Application Procedure:
      Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to rf26@aub.edu.lb. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
      Deadline for application: January 20, 2022
      Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.
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    Research Assistants - Developing Beliefs and Religious Cognition

    Applications are invited for up to three 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 four months (February 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022), with the possibility of extension based on exemplary performance. 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 private car

    How to apply:
    ​​ Interested candidates should send their applications (Letter of Interest, CV, and a writing sample) via email to Dr. Amin (tamer.amin@aub.edu.lb) & Dr. Ghossainy (malikig@bu.edu​). Complete applications should be sent no later than January 10, 2022, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis as applications are submitted. At least 2 letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the recommenders directly to Drs. Amin and Ghossainy.



    Research Assistant - Mohammad Atallah Center for Ethics

    The research assistant will be expected to perform the following duties:

    • Support with the design, maintenance and updating of the website for the Mohammad Atallah Center for Ethics.
    • Support administrative and logistical organization of events and activities for the Atallah Center.
    • Support and follow up on communicating with other centers and institutes that have overlapping interests with the Atallah Center.

    Qualifications: Education/Experience

    • BA or MA degree.

    Skills/abilities

    • Oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
    • Ability to work independently and accurately.
    • Strong organization and interpersonal skill.

    Application Procedure:

    • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to bahji@aub.edu.lb no later than December 15, 2021.
    • Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.



    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

    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 (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 [rb81@aub.edu.lb].



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

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