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

    Part-Time Positions

    • Part-Time Lecturer/Instructor positions – Department of Computer Science

      The Department of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut seeks two part-time Lecturers/Instructors in Computer Science to begin January 15, 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 such as Computer Graphics, Game Programming, Operational Research/Optimization, Operating Systems, etc.

      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

      The deadline for the receipt of all application materials is November 20, 2020.

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

    Research Positions

    AUB-MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars Program

    Title: Program Assistant
    Type of Contract: Research Assistant
    Duration of the contract: One year renewable for another year 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’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). MEPI-TLS will award 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.

    The MEPI TLS Program is looking for a Program Assistant who will undertake routine day-to-day programmatic and administrative functions to support the Academic Director as well as the Project and Gender Coordinators in the implementation of the program and communication with students and different entities at the university.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Monitor students’ inquiries and liaise with the team and concerned units at AUB to respond to students’ requests
    • Draft correspondence to faculty members, staff members and external consultants
    • Brainstorm ideas and create content for the program’s social media and online platforms
    Support with the Grant’s Implementation and Reporting:
    • Work closely with the team on facilitating internal assessments and evaluations required by the donor
    • Support the Project Coordinator in monitoring the progress in achieving the project’s objectives and in updating the project’s results monitoring plan
    • Take minutes of regular team meeting and prepare action plans accordingly
    Logistical Support:
    • Provide logistical and administrative support with the organization of workshops, conferences and events
    • Maintain and organize the electronic filing of the team’s documents
    • Perform other related duties in accordance with instructions from team members

    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. All documents must be sent to Blake Atwood (, Nadine Mezher ( by Thursday 10th of September 2020.

    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

    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
    • 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:
    The completed application 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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    General University Policies

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    •     Access to Campus   
    •     Airline Ticketing Procedures   
    •     Code of Business Ethics   
    •     Conflict of Interest   
    •     Discrimination & Harassment   
    •     Fraud   
    •     Fundraising   
    •     Graduate Assistantships   
    •     Housing   
    •     Insurance   
    •     Intellectual Property

    Personnel Policies

    Excerpts from the AUB Personnel Web Page Includes:

    •     Summary Information Guide for Prospective Faculty Members   
    •     Policies on Benefits and Allowances for Academic Personnel   
    •     Policies on Academic Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure


    Excerpts from the AUB Personnel Web Page on Benefits for Academic Personnel Includes information on:

    •     Health Insurance Plan   
    •     Educational Allowances   
    •     Annual Leave   
    •     Periodic Paid/ Research Leave

    Information Technology Services

    Excerpt from the IT Web Page on AUBnet Faculty Services Includes :

    •     Getting started with computing at AUB
    •     Computing services offered to AUB faculty
    •     Computing policies

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