Academic Positions

Faculty Position in Computer Architecture 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 
American University of Beirut ​


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of computer architecture at the rank of assistant professor.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering or a closely related field. Candidates with research focus on hardware aspects of computer engineering are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: computer architecture and hardware systems, heterogeneous computing architectures, energy-efficient architectures, digital devices, memory technologies and storage systems, real-time and embedded systems, computer components and IO interfacing, hardware system architecture of reconfigurable and parallel-processing platforms, and hardware acceleration. Professional experience is desirable but not necessary.

The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in hardware-focused computer engineering, participate in program development, and be active in research.

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy must also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 27, 2018 and will continue until February 28, 2019 or until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is September 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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​​​Faculty Position in Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) 
American University of Beirut ​​

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a faculty position in biochemical engineering at the rank of assistant or associate Professor.

Candidates will have an earned doctorate in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. The new faculty member is expected to teach biochemical and bioprocess engineering at the undergraduate level and design new courses for the MS and ME in Chemical Engineering.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program in their area of interest, specifically with interest in bioprocess engineering. A strong interest in developing collaborative research with others in the Department, as well as within the university overall is vital. Advising and mentoring undergraduate students and mentoring graduate students are essential. Professional and public service is also expected. This position will require the ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff and student body

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is August 15, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Faculty Position in Advanced Material

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) 
American University of Beirut ​

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a faculty position in biochemical engineering at the rank of assistant or associate Professor.

 Candidates will have an earned doctorate in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. The new faculty member is expected to teach Engineering Materials and Corrosion at the undergraduate level and design new courses for the MS and ME in Chemical Engineering.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program in their area of interest, specifically with interest in innovative materials. A strong interest in developing collaborative research with others in the Department, as well as within the university overall is vital. Advising and mentoring undergraduate students and mentoring graduate students are essential. Professional and public service is also expected. This position will require the ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff and student body

 Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb

 Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is August 15, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Tenure-Track, Open-Rank Position in Architecture 


Department of Architecture and Graphic Design 
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) 
American University of Beirut 

​The Department of Architecture and Design (ArD) in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut invites applications to a tenure-track, open-rank position in Architecture with a specialization in Advanced Design and/or Digital Technologies.   

The successful candidate must have ample research and teaching experience in advanced design practices and digital tools, and demonstrate an ability to integrate such methods and processes in teaching design studios and advanced seminars at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are interested in applicants whose work intersects design methods with emerging and innovative techniques, which could include one or more of the following trajectories: computation, generative design, digital fabrication, building technology, design visualization, among others.

She/he is expected to have a record of design excellence and recognition, and show evidence of a well-established applied research track and/or creative practice in emerging design trajectories. She/he is also expected to advance the research/creative activities of the department and contribute to ongoing curriculum assessment and development, especially in the new MS.Arch program.

Candidates must have a Master of Architecture degree or its equivalent. Applicants with a professional degree in architecture and a terminal degree in related fields will also be considered. They should have substantive experience in experimental design practice, innovative research, and university teaching.

Candidates are asked to submit: 1) A letter of application that includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy and research/creative activity, 2) A curriculum vitae, 3) Samples of publications, 4) Work and teaching portfolio (including samples of design work, as well as samples of students' work, and course syllabi), and 5) The names and full contact information of at least three referees. Please email to: The Dean of the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon (msfea@aub.edu.lb).

The review process will begin on December 10, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed starting date for the position is August 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants preferring a visiting full-time position or a professor of practice position will also be considered.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Faculty Positions in Structural Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture  
American University of Beirut​

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Structural Engineering, preferably at the level of Assistant Professor.  Applications for a visiting position at all ranks may also be considered.

The successful candidate must hold a Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and must demonstrate potential for quality research and teaching.  Applicants whose research interests include one or more of the following research areas are encourage to apply.  Research interests encompass experimental and numerical research on the behavior and design of reinforced and/or prestressed concrete structures; experimental testing and modeling of large-scale structures; innovative structural systems; or experimental validation and design of concrete structures subjected to natural and man-made hazards (earthquake and/or fire and/or blast engineering).

The candidate is expected to teach structural design courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering curricula, and must demonstrate strong research potential that will lead to external funding and scholarly publications.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and across the AUB campus.

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA), American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb.  

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is September 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Faculty Positions in Water Resources Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture  
American University of Beirut​


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Water Resources Engineering, preferably at the level of Assistant Professor.  Applications for a visiting position at all ranks may also be considered.

The successful candidate must hold a Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and must demonstrate potential for quality research and teaching.  Research interests may encompass one or more of the following: theoretical aspects of water flow and transport, hydrological processes and climate change, experimental hydraulics and instrumentation, or integrative data analysis.

The candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering curricula, and must demonstrate strong research potential that will lead to external funding and scholarly publications.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and across the AUB campus.

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA), American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon.  An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb.  

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is September 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Faculty Positions in Transportation Engineering/Systems

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture  
American University of Beirut​

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Transportation Engineering/Systems, preferably at the level of Assistant Professor.  Applications for a visiting position at all ranks may also be considered.

The successful candidate must hold a Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering or related field and must demonstrate potential for quality research and teaching.  Research interests should encompass traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems and transformational technologies, mathematical modeling and operations research applications in transportation, sustainability and resilience of multimodal transportation systems, and/or transportation infrastructure management are particularly encouraged to apply.

The candidate is expected to teach Highway and Transportation Engineering undergraduate courses and graduate-level courses in his/her field of specialty, as part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering curricula, and must demonstrate strong research potential that will lead to external funding and scholarly publications.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and across the AUB campus.

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA), American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb.  

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of February 1​, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is September 1, 2019​.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Faculty Positions in Dynamics/Vibrations

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture  
American University of Beirut
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a faculty position in the Dynamics/ Vibrations at the rank of assistant Professor.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree in mechanical engineering in the area of Dynamics/ Vibrations Candidates with research interest in experimental, analytical, or computational modeling research interests are particularly encouraged to apply. A two to three year professional experience is desirable but not necessary.

The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate's field, participate in program development, and be active in research.

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is Fall Semester 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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​​Faculty Positions in Thermal-Fluid

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 
American University of Beirut ​

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites candidates to apply for a faculty position, preferably at the assistant professor level in the area of thermal-fluid. The applicant should have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering, preferably with postdoctoral or industrial experience, be able to conduct strong research in thermal-fluids, and demonstrate a record of independent research and publications

The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering and be active in research. The candidate is expected to take an active role in developing research initiatives leading to external funding and publications in internationally recognized journals, and should have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment. 

Application should include a letter of interest; research, teaching and service statements; complete resume; and the names and addresses of at least three referees. The complete application should sent via email; in PDF format or mail: Dean of Engineering and Architecture (email: msfea@aub.edu.lb), Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, the American University of Beirut, P. O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon.

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is Fall Semester 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. ​

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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​Faculty Positions in Mechanical Design

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 
American University of Beirut ​


The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a faculty position in the Mechanical Design at the rank of assistant Professor.

 Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree in mechanical engineering in the area of Mechanical Design Candidates with research interest in Mechanical Design Theory and Methodology, CAD CAE, Design Optimization are particularly encouraged to apply. A two to three year professional experience is desirable but not necessary.

The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate's field, participate in program development, and be active in research.

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is Fall Semester 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.AUB's home page is at: http://www.aub.edu.lb. MSFEA's home page is at: http://www.aub.edu.lb/fea

​Faculty Positions in Computer Science

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 
American University of Beirut ​


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for two faculty positions in the area of computer science at the rank of assistant professor.

 Applicants for these two positions should hold a PhD degree in ECE or Computer Science. Candidates with a strong research record in any area of computer science are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include but are not limited to Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Computational Data Science, Software Engineering, and Theory and Algorithms. A two- to three-year professional experience is desirable but not necessary.

 The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate's field, participate in program development, and be active in research.

 Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details for at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy must also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb

 Consideration of the received applications will begin as of November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is September 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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​Faculty Position in Signal Processing

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 
American University of Beirut 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a faculty position in the area of signal processing at the rank of assistant professor. 

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree in ECE in the area of signal processing or a closely related area. Candidates with research interests in at least one of the major areas of signal processing, such as filter design, signal reconstruction, image and video processing, and statistical signal processing, including adaptive filtering, machine learning, neural networks, statistical estimation, learning and modeling, or sensor array processing, are encouraged to apply. A two- to three-year professional experience is desirable but not necessary.

The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate’s field, participate in program development, and be active in research. 

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy must also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb.  

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the position is September 1, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 




Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Industrial Engineering

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 
American University of Beirut


The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Industrial Engineering at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.  AUB is a historic university with programs of study in all major fields and a large medical center.

Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. degree in the area of Industrial Engineering or in a closely-related field, with at least one degree in engineering.  Candidates with research interests in all industrial engineering areas, especially in stochastic processes, manufacturing systems and quality engineering, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the candidate's field, participate in program development, and be active in research.

Applications must include a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references.  The complete application must be addressed to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, P. O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh Beirut: 1107 2020, Lebanon. An electronic copy should also be sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb.

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2018 and will continue until all positions are filled. The proposed starting date for all positions is August 15, 2019.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.





​​Chair of the Department of Architecture and Design​

Tenured Associate or Full Professor
Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture 
American University of Beirut ​ 

The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut is seeking candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Architecture and Design, starting August 15, 2019. This is a tenured faculty pos​ition, at the rank of associate or full professor.

The Department of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Architecture, a BFA in Graphic Design, and graduate degrees in Urban Design and Urban Planning and Policy. It consists of seventeen full-time faculty members.

The Chair is expected to demonstrate leadership in developing the vision and long-term strategic plan of the Department, which includes the establishment of a School of Design and the introduction of new design degrees, while supervising, supporting and facilitating the scholarly work of the faculty. She/he must demonstrate solid managerial experience in the university setting, including effective leadership as well as a strong commitment to shared governance and values of academic freedom, integrity and transparency, and collegiality. The Chair is appointed for a (renewable) three-year term, with a teaching load of 2 courses/year. Duties of a department chairperson are available here.

Applicants must have a terminal degree in design or its equivalent, in fields of relevance to the department, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Urban Design or Industrial/Product Design. They must also demonstrate familiarity with the Middle-East region. Those with prior administrative experience, especially in leading interdisciplinary design departments/schools, in curriculum restructuring and faculty recruitment and promotion, have a strong advantage. Candidates are asked to submit: 1) a letter of application including a brief statement of research/creative activity, teaching philosophy, administrative experience, and outlook for the department of Architecture and Design, 2) A curriculum vitae, 3) Samples of publications, 4) Work and teaching portfolio (including samples of design work, as well as samples of students' work, and course syllabi), and 5) The names and full contact information of three referees. The documents should be addressed to Dean Alan Shihadeh and sent to msfea@aub.edu.lb.

The application deadline is December 10, 2018. The review process will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

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