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

    Department of Computer Science


    Department of Economics


    Department of Fine Arts and Art History


    Department of Physics


    Department of Psychology



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    Department of Computer Science

    Department of Computer Science: Open-rank faculty​

    The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a faculty position in computer science to begin August 15, 2021. The position is open-rank, tenure-track. Strong candidates from all areas of computer science are 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 four 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 as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

    Review of applications will begin on April 25, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.



    Department of Computer Science: Full-time Instructor

    The Department of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut seeks one full-time Instructor in Computer Science to begin August 15, 2021.

    Applicants must have an MSc in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates must have solid teaching experience in Computer Science courses.

    Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, and 3) two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below). All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​

    The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is May 7, 2021.



    Department of Computer Science: Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor

    The Department of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut seeks part-time Lecturers/Instructors in Computer Science to begin June 1, 2021.

    Applicants must have a PhD (for the Lecturer rank) or MSc (for the Instructor rank) in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates must have solid teaching experience in graduate and/or undergraduate Computer Science courses. In addition to introductory courses, selected applicants will have to teach senior or graduate level courses.

    Successful candidates are expected to teach one or two courses per semester. The language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, and 3) two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below). All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​

    The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is April 25, 2021.



    Department of Economics

    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 level position effective January 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 four 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 the time of appointment.

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

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



    Department of Economics: Full-time Lecturer​

    The Department of Economics at the American University of Beirut seeks one full-time Lecturer in Economics to begin August 15, 2021.

    Applicants must have a PhD in Economics. Candidates must have solid teaching experience in graduate and/or undergraduate Economics courses. In addition to introductory courses, selected applicants will have to teach senior or graduate level courses such as Intermediate or Graduate Microeconomics and Econometrics. The language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, and 3) two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below). All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​

    The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is May 7, 2021.



    Department of Economics: Part-time Lecturer

    The Department of Economics at the American University of Beirut seeks one part-time Lecturer in Economics to begin August 15, 2021.

    Applicants must have a PhD in Economics. Candidates must have solid teaching experience in graduate and/or undergraduate Economics courses. In addition to introductory courses, selected applicants will have to teach senior or graduate level courses such as Intermediate or Graduate Microeconomics and Econometrics. The language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants are required to submit: a cover letter, a CV, and two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below).

    All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

    The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is March 30, 2021.



    Department of Fine Arts and Art History

    Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor (voice and stage acting)

    The minor in Theater program at the Department of Fine Arts and Art History is seeking applicants to teach a course in voice and stage acting during the fall semester 2021 (to begin on August 15, 2021).

    The course, THTR220 Voice and Acting is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursda, at 3:30-4:45pm.
    The applicant should have a terminal degree in theater (MA, MFA, PhD) and professional practical experience in acting and should be well-versed in different acting methods and voice techniques. Previous experience in stage directing is a plus. Teaching language is English.

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

    Interested applicants are required to submit: a cover letter, a theater resume, two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below), a showreel (or website or portfolio).

    All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb



    Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor (analog photography)

    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: a cover letter, a CV, two letters of reference (to be sent directly by the referees to the email address listed below), a portfolio.

    All application materials should be submitted by email to as_dean@aub.edu.lb



    Department of Physics​

    Full-time Lecturer

    The Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time lecturer position in Physics for the academic year 2021-22. The position requires a Ph.D. as well as a minimum teaching experience of two years at college level and a strong commitment to teaching. The language of instruction is English. Experience with online and IT-enhanced teaching is a must. The selected candidate would join the department by mid-August as teaching starts on August 31, 2021. Teaching assignments will essentially be for introductory undergraduate Physics courses but the department would be willing to entertain proposals to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of research expertise of the candidates. In addition, a strong sense of initiative, good communication skills and post-doctoral research experience are highly encouraged, as the selected candidate will be expected to participate in the rich and diverse research and outreach events of the department.

    To apply send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy as well as the names and contacts of three reference persons to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled​.



    Part-timer Lecturer

    The Department of Physics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one part-time lecturer position in Physics for the academic year 2021-22. The position requires a Ph.D. as well as a minimum teaching experience of two years at college level and a strong commitment to teaching. The language of instruction is English. Experience with online and IT-enhanced teaching is a must. The selected candidate would join the department by mid-August as teaching starts on August 31, 2021. Teaching assignments will essentially be for introductory undergraduate Physics courses but the department would be willing to entertain proposals to teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of research expertise of the candidates. In addition, a strong sense of initiative, good communication skills and post-doctoral research experience are highly encouraged as the selected candidate will be expected to participate in the rich and diverse research and outreach events of the department.

    To apply send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy as well as the names and contacts of three reference persons to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Review of applications will begin on a first come first serve basis and will continue until the position is filled​.



    Department of Psychology

    Department of Psychology: Open-rank faculty

    The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty position to begin August 15, 2021. The area of specialization is open. We seek scholars with a strong record of high-quality research output, capable of leading independent research that complements the strengths of our department. The position is tenure-track and open to all ranks (assistant, associate and full professor). Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses, and successful candidates will be required to contribute their service to the department, faculty and the university.

    The department houses two labs, including an EEG system, eye-tracker and soundproof booths, and has access to 1.5 and 3T MRI scanners. The university also houses an animal care facility for research in biomedical and behavioral neuroscience.

    The teaching load is four courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on research and teaching, and arrange for three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



    Department of Psychology: Full-time Lecturer

    The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time Lecturer position to begin August 15, 2021. The area of specialization is open, and we seek scholars with strong evidence of teaching excellence. High-quality research output is preferred

    Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses. The teaching load is eight courses a year and the language of instruction is English. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on teaching and research, and arrange for three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb​.

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



    Department of Psychology: Part-Time Instructor/Lecturer

    The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one part-time teaching position to begin August 15, 2021. The area of specialization is open, and we seek scholars with strong evidence of teaching excellence.

    Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses. The language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement on teaching and research, and arrange for three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

    Review of applications will begin on a first come first serve basis and will continue until the position is filled.





    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.

    Knowledge/Know-How

    • 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

    Education:

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


    Experience:

    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.


    Languages:

    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 as_dean@aub.edu.lb


    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

    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
    • 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:
    Submissions
    The completed application should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to Ms. Rita Bassil [rb81@aub.edu.lb]




     

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

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