American University of Beirut

Academic Positions

Three tenure-track positions: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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

Overview

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at the American University of Beirut invites applications for three tenured or tenure-track positions at all ranks, in the areas of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Applications for visiting positions in all ranks may be considered.


Qualifications & Main Duties

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in Industrial Engineering or a related field and must demonstrate potential for quality research and teaching.  Faculty are expected to teach and conduct research in their areas of specialty, with emphasis on operations research, human factors engineering, project management, data science, healthcare operations, manufacturing systems, sustainable operations, and the circular economy.


Application Procedure

Please send a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references to: Dean Alan Shihadeh, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, msfea@aub.edu.lb.

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2023 and will continue until each position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the positions is September 1, 2024.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For additional information about the IEM department, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and AUB please visit  www.aub.edu.lb/msfea.


Three tenure-track positions: Very Large-Scale Integrated Circuits (VLSI), Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and Software Engineering - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Overview

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut invites applications for three tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks in the areas of (1) Very Large-Scale Integrated Circuits (VLSI), (2) Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and (3) Software Engineering.


Qualifications & Main Duties

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field. Faculty are expected to teach and conduct research in their areas of specialty, with emphasis on Low-Power VLSI Design, 3D Integrated Circuits, Neuromorphic and Brain-Inspired Computing, Hardware Security, Signal Processing and Communication Circuits, Machine Learning Hardware Acceleration, Post-CMOS Devices (e.g., Memristors), VLSI Design Automation, and AI-Driven VLSI Design; Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning; and software engineering and programming languages.


Application Procedure

Please send a letter of interest indicating position and area applied to, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references to: Dean Alan Shihadeh, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, msfea@aub.edu.lb.

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2023 and will continue until each position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the positions is September 1, 2024.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For additional information about the ECE department, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and AUB please visit  www.aub.edu.lb/msfea.


Tenure-track position: Chemical and Biological/Bioprocess Engineering - Department of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Energy

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

Overview

The  American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track position in chemical engineering with a focus on biological/bioprocess engineering, preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applications for visiting positions in all ranks may also be considered.


Qualifications & Main Duties

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering or a related field, and must demonstrate potential for quality research and teaching.  Faculty are expected to teach and conduct research in their areas of specialty, with emphasis on biological/bioprocess engineering, energy storage, new energy, renewable and sustainable products, and/or artificial intelligence. Candidates with research interests in the listed areas who seek to address current challenges in plant biotechnology and agriculture are encouraged to apply.


Application Procedure

Please send a letter of interest, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references to: Dean Alan Shihadeh, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, msfea@aub.edu.lb.

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2023, and will continue until each position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the positions is September 1, 2024.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For additional information about the CEAE department, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and AUB please visit  www.aub.edu.lb/msfea.


Four tenure-track positions: Construction Engineering and Management, Materials and Pavement Engineering, Transportation and Traffic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Overview

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions, preferably at the level of Assistant Professor, in the areas of (1) Construction Engineering and Management, (2) Materials and Pavement Engineering, (3) Transportation and Traffic Engineering; (4) Environmental Engineering, and (5) Water Resources Engineering.  Applications for visiting positions in all ranks may also be considered.


Qualifications & Main Duties

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in Civil Engineering or a related field and must demonstrate potential for quality research and teaching.  Faculty are expected to teach and conduct research in their areas of specialty, with emphasis on contemporary problems in such areas as: sustainable design, materials, and construction; smart systems and technologies; big data analytics; and climate change mitigation and critical civil infrastructure resilience and solutions.


Application Procedure

Please send a letter of interest indicating position and area applied to, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references to: Dean Alan Shihadeh, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, msfea@aub.edu.lb.  

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2023 and will continue until each position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the positions is September 1, 2024.  
 
The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For additional information about the CEE department, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and AUB please visit  www.aub.edu.lb/msfea.


Tenure-Track, Open-Rank Position: Architecture Design and Theory - School of Architecture and Design

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

Overview

The School of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track, open-rank position in Architecture Design and Theory.


Qualifications & Main Duties

The successful candidate must have the required qualifications and experience in architecture teaching, scholarship and practice, and must demonstrate an ability to integrate such methods and processes in teaching design studios and seminars. Faculty are expected to teach and contribute to the academic and research culture of the school. Candidates must have the following:

  1. A terminal degree in architecture (Master of Architecture) or an equivalent graduate professional degree, doctorate, or a Ph.D. in architecture or related fields.
  2. Significant teaching experience at the university level, with a demonstrated ability to inspire and engage students from diverse academic backgrounds.
  3. A strong portfolio reflecting a record of design excellence and recognition.
  4. An established record of original scholarly/creative research published in reputable academic journals and publishing houses.
  5. Proficiency in the use of relevant software and technology in the field of architecture and design.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders.


Application Procedure

Please send a letter of application, including a brief statement on research and/or practice, and on teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; design work and teaching portfolio (including samples of design work, as well as samples of students' work, and course syllabi); samples of research publications; and the names and full contact information of at least three referees to: Dean Alan Shihadeh, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, msfea@aub.edu.lb.

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2023 and will continue until each position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the positions is September 1, 2024.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For additional information about SoAD, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and AUB please visit  www.aub.edu.lb/msfea.


Three tenure-track positions - Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Overview

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the American University of Beirut invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions, preferably at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor, in the areas of (1) mechanical design, (2) materials science/engineering, and (3) mechatronics with a focus on robotics.

Qualifications & Main Duties

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in mechanical engineering or a related field and must demonstrate potential for quality research and teaching.  faculty are expected to teach and conduct research in their areas of specialty, with emphasis on mechanical design theory and methodology, CAD/CAE, and design optimization; experimental, analytical, or computational modeling within materials science and engineering; and robotics and mechatronics with applications involving data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or deep machine learning.


Application Procedure

Please send a letter of interest indicating position and area applied to, statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least three references to: Dean Alan Shihadeh, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, msfea@aub.edu.lb.

Consideration of the received applications will begin as of December 15, 2023 and will continue until each position is filled.  The proposed starting date for the positions is September 1, 2024.

The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. For additional information about the ME department, the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and AUB please visit  www.aub.edu.lb/msfea.


Multiple tenure track and visiting positions in engineering, architecture, and graphic design​

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

The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill Multiple Tenure-Track and Visiting Faculty Positions with an expected starting date of August 2024 or earlier in Chemical Engineering (areas: Biochemical Engineering, Sustainability, and Energy Storage), Electrical & Computer Engineering (areas: Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Hardware Systems), Industrial Engineering (All areas with preference for Data Science, Operations Research, Human Factors Engineering, Project Management,Healthcare Management, Manufacturing Systems, Sustainable Operations, and the Circular Economy), Mechanical Engineering (Design, Materials, Manufacturing, Mechatronics/ Robotics, AI, and ML a plus), Civil and Environmental Engineering (Construction Engineering, Materials and Pavement Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering), Architecture and Design (Architecture Design, Pedagogy, and Theory), Graphic Design (history and criticism of local and regional graphic design practice), and Urban Design (preferably with grounding in landscape ecology or related fields).

With a total enrollment of approximately 2600 undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D. students, MSFEA is comprised of approximately 100 professorial rank and 80 part-time faculty members, and houses five departments and one school. Our undergraduate Engineering degree programs are ABET accredited. In recent years, MSFEA has embarked on major initiatives to leverage digital technology in teaching and learning, incorporating human-centered design in engineering pedagogy, engaging industry in research and development, graduating entrepreneurs, and establishing research programs that leverage the unique circumstances of Lebanon to make progress on global challenges.

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has more than 700 full-time faculty members and 7850 students from more than 90 countries. It offers programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's, MD, and Ph.D. degrees. The student body is 51 percent female, and the language of instruction is English. AUB ranks 226, according to QS World University Rankings 2024. Set on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the University has a green campus dotted with historic and contemporary buildings, a state-of-the-art athletics complex, and is located in the heart of the vibrant city of Beirut. It is also located less than one hour's drive from the slopes of Mt. Lebanon and has a wide variety of hiking, caving, and cycling terrain.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The University offers an extensive benefits package, including 100% tuition support for children of faculty, from KG through Bachelor's degree.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Applicants are invited to submit a complete resume, brief statements of teaching and research, and the names of at least four references with their detailed contact information. 

Applications should be addressed to Dean Alan Shihadeh, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and submitted electronically to: msfea@aub.edu.lb.​

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


Tenure-track, open-rank position in graphic design (design and technology emphasis) at the department of architecture and design

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)

American University of Beirut

Overview

The Department of Architecture and Design (ArD) in the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), invites applications to a tenure-track, open-rank position in Graphic Design.  

The department has two undergraduate programs, one in architecture and one in graphic design; and two graduate programs: urban planning and policy, and landscape and urban design. The department is currently working to expand its undergraduate offering into other design fields and to establish new graduate programs in architecture, graphic design, and in design studies. While the candidates will be mainly affiliated to the Graphic Design program to which they are expected to contribute regularly, the department has a cross-disciplinary vision and fosters synergies across programs at multiple levels. 

Qualifications & Main Duties

Applicants must have academic and teaching experience in graphic design with evidence of scholarship and practice in advanced design technologies and digital tools, and must demonstrate an ability to integrate such methods and processes in design studios, electives, and core design requirements mainly at the undergraduate level. The ability to teach advanced graduate seminars will give the candidates an advantage with the potential to contribute to the projected growth and development of the department. They are 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 graphic design. The preferred areas of focus are within the larger field of design and technology, and more specifically: interaction design, UX/UI, creative coding and processing, digital experience design and data/information systems.
They are also expected to advance the research/creative activities of the department and contribute to ongoing curricular assessment and development. Candidates must have an MFA in (Graphic) Design or equivalent, PHD is a plus. Applicants with a professional degree in graphic design and a terminal degree in related fields also qualify. Applicants preferring a visiting full-time position for one or two years will also be considered.

Application Requirements

Candidates are asked to submit:

  • A letter of application, including a brief statement on research and/or practice, and on teaching philosophy
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Design portfolio
  • Teaching portfolio (including samples of students' work and course syllabi)
  • Samples of research publications
  • The names and full contact information of at least three referee


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their application requirements to the MSFEA Dean's Office, with the subject: “Full-Time Tenure Track Position in Graphic Design.” Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed starting date for this position is Spring 2023-24 or Fall 2024-25. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

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Part-time employment opportunities - architecture and d​esign

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


Candidates interested in a part-time teaching position in Architecture, Graphic Design, or the m​asters of Urban Planning, Policy, and Urban Design are invited to email a completed application (guidelines document) to ard_PT@aub.edu.lb​

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