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Project Manager – MSFEA Online Learning Unit

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

Background

The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at AUB is building a robust and multi-functional Online Education team capable of effectively responding to the evolving needs of local and regional industries and learners by developing innovative online learning and upskilling programs. This structure will allow MSFEA to become a regional leader in innovative online STEM education, and thereby contribute to AUB's plans to become a regional leader in online education.


Job Summary

Plan for and facilitate progress of all projects and work-streams under the newly established MSFEA Online team to realize goals and targets. Work closely with and coordinate efforts of various internal stakeholders within the MSFEA and across AUB.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

​1. Project Planning, Monitoring & Reporting

  • Develop, maintain and update a detailed work plan and timeline which includes activities, milestones & outputs across multiple workstreams
  • Work with the MSFEA online team to achieve an understanding of expectations, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and progress and other KPIs
  • Monitor progress on the implementation timeline on a regular basis. Update timelines and milestones accordingly
  • Draft and present regular project monitoring reports highlighting progress, delays, and risks across projects
  • Draft official progress reports for management, donors and other stakeholders

2. Operations

  • Prepare and facilitate meetings (e.g. progress reporting, brainstorming, problem-solving). Summarize actions and follow up with owners as needed
  • Problem-solve operational and implementation bottlenecks as they arise. Generate, discuss and align with relevant stakeholders on solutions and actions required
  • Develop operational manuals, coordination protocols and tools, templates, service level agreements and other operational documents as required
  • Where relevant, draft Requests for Proposals and solicit proposals from external resources. Manage performance and deliverables of external resources contracted
  • Draft Job Descriptions for MSFEA online staff. Support in interviewing, hiring and onboarding team members where relevant
  • Ensure risks are identified and mitigation plans are in place

 3. Budgeting & Financial Planning

  • Develop, monitor & continuously update the MSFEA online's overall budget expenditures
  • Regularly review P&L of the unit and the various online academic programs it runs. Update assumptions and inputs regularly. Analyze and communicate implications. 

Job Specification and Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Project Management or relevant fields
  • 7 + years of demonstrated experience in a project management role requiring various project management skills and keeping several projects successfully moving to completion
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget with a sense of urgency
  • Experience in budgeting and financial planning
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient with MS office applications, Project Management tools
  • Proficiency in English language. Arabic language is a plus
  • Familiarity with the academic environment and/or online education is preferred

Contact

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter explaining why they would like to join and a CV to  msfeaonline@aub.edu.lb​. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.​​

Program Manager ​– MSFEA Online Learning Unit​

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

MSFEA seeks applications for a Program Manager, who under the direction of the Program Director will be responsible for delivering a differentiated program to market in line with the faculty's vision and strategy. The Program Manager is ultimately responsible for managing the program throughout its lifecycle – conception through end-of-life, specifically focusing on: (i) defining the program vision, strategy, and roadmap; (ii) gathering, managing, and prioritizing market / prospective students requirements; (iii) acting as the student advocate articulating the participant's needs; (iv) working closely with the program director, recruitment, marketing, and support to meet objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess strengths and weaknesses of existing programs, identify competitive advantages, including competitive analysis and developing profiles of competitors
  • Provide consultative services for assigned program to recruitment, business development, marketing communications, career management services, alumni relations, public relations on all aspects of program positioning
  • Clearly articulate the program value proposition, marketing position and competitive advantages, contributing to recruitment, marketing communications, and public relations functions
  • Along with Program Director act as program spokespersons providing in-depth insight to a wide array of external and internal clients
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new programs and enhancements to current programs
  • Participate in the planning, development, and execution of program distribution and recruitment strategy

Main Duties

  1. Develops, and updates program's positioning, competitive analysis, marketing strategy, calling tree and all marketing collateral
  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, recruitment, and enrollments  financials in specific relation to marketing spend and ROI
  6. Manages program scope in planning, development, and execution. Works with various stakeholders to ensure a successful delivery of the program 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 students-related registrar activities
  8. Remains student 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


Skills/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a business or management related field
  • More than 5 years of experience in management. An understanding of the marketing and sales cycle in the higher education context is a plus
  • Commitment to outstanding levels of customer service, highly responsive and motivated
  • Excellent command of English
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel, PPT. Knowledge in Moodle (or other Learning Management System) is a plus
  • Knowledge of CRM systems is a plus

Contact

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter explaining why they would like to join and a CV to  msfeaonline@aub.edu.lb​. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.​


Paid Research Assistantship Opportunity – Technological Tools for Biodiversity Conservation in Lebanon 

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


Project Announcement and Description

We are happy to announce multiple research assistant positions under the supervision of Prof. Dany Abou Jaoude (ME) and Prof. Ibrahim Issa (ECE). This is a multi-staged project starting phase 1, during which the goal is to survey and analyze the needs of local stakeholders in Lebanon (e.g., nature reserves, environmental groups, etc.) in terms of biodiversity conservation and restoration, in addition to documenting the associated technological tools being deployed (locally and worldwide) for this purpose.


Project Start

The project start will be immediate, and the initial hiring will be for six months or one year.   


Qualifications

Qualified individuals include students at all levels (preferably graduate students or recent graduates) with strong problem-solving skills and excellent communication skills. Applicants must be self-driven and effective at information search and documentation. Successful applicants must exhibit an ability to come up with creative solutions to engineering problems while respecting problem constraints (both technical and nontechnical).

Knowledge of at least one of the following areas is required: Machine Learning and Signal Processing, Robotics, Mechanical Design and Control, or Computer Vision. Knowledge in related advanced courses in the field is a plus. Familiarity with human-centered design is highly beneficial.​

Deadline for applications

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Applications submitted by October 17 will receive full consideration. 

 
How to apply

If you are interested and you have the required skills, please send your CV and academic transcript to Prof. Dany Abou Jaoude (da107@aub.edu.lb) and Prof. Ibrahim Issa (ii19@aub.edu.lb) along with the following statements:

  • A brief description of your technical skills and experience in research and information gathering. Highlight previous experience in design, robotics, control, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning as applicable.
  • A brief description of your soft skills in problem solving, communication, interviewing and note taking, tolerance of ambiguity, being self-driven, and quality of results.
  • Contact details of at least one reference (previous academic or industrial supervisor).


Communications Officer – MEPI TLP program

MEPI TLP
American University of Beirut

Background

The MEPI TL College-to-Work Pipeline (TLP)  project is looking to hire a part time consultant for the position of communications officer who will be of assistance to the project director in managing the communication efforts to increase the visibility of the TLP project

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing the day-to-day digital communications activities of MEPI TLP

  • Creating and implementing social media content

  • Advising on the currently in progress website and platform layouts

  • Attends MEPI TLP workshops and activities in order to document and share as news content

  • Coordinates the production of a diverse range of information products (including audio/visual communications)

  • Drafts or edits communications material, including infographics text, newsletters and other promotional materials

  • Ensuring that communication outputs are of a high standard

  • Ensuring the correct use of all the branding elements in all the communications materials and public events, including logos and layouts as per the MEPI requirements


Job Specification and Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Media studies, Journalism, Marketing, Communications, Advertising or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the field of communications

  • Excellent skills in Arabic and English (Oral and written)

  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design skills are essential

  • A wide degree of creativity and enthusiasm​


Contact

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter explaining why they would like to join and a CV to tlp@aub.edu.lb. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. ​


Research Assistant –​ Cybersecurity and Information Privacy (CSIP) Center

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

Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing the CSIP academic programs (certificates, short courses, online courses, and diplomas) including follow up on the approval process and development of course materials

  • Routinely search for and identify relevant funding opportunities, and provide support in drafting grant proposals, abstracts, and research papers

  • Manage administrative and logistic aspects of center projects

  • Identify, solicit and maintain relationships with partners for the design and implementation of projects and programs

  • Manage social media accounts of the center to attract students, researchers, funders and partners

  • Coordinate the work of the center internally and with partners by organizing meetings, assisting in drafting reports and official letters, and taking minutes of meetings


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline. Master's degree is preferable

  • Familiarity with CSIP and related fields

  • Excellent command of English

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills

  • Ability to work proactively, independently and efficiently


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV and letter of interest by email to ayman@aub.edu.lb

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Entrepreneurship Initiative Coordinator

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

Overview

The MSFEA is looking to hire a coordinator for its Entrepreneurship Initiative. The coordinator will oversee planning and execution of several programs aiming at the continuous development of the entrepreneurship and innovation efforts in MSFEA. The responsibilities include setting the vision, curriculum design and implementation, cross-faculty and cross-department communication, ecosystem development inside and outside MSFEA, student business counseling and mentoring, managing multiple events during the year, among other duties.

Responsibilities

  • ​Curriculum integration: Integrate entrepreneurship components in existing courses/programs
  • Curriculum development: Dev​elop undergraduate and graduate courses, certificates, and diplomas

  • Mentorship: Provide business counseling and mentoring to MSFEA students to transform their technical ideas into real businesses

  • MSFEA Startup Pre-Acceleration Program course coordinator: Continuously improve the design of the Final-Year Project accelerator program (FEAA501/502) in addition to organizing its components (e.g., guest speakers, demo day, etc.) and executing them

  • Hackathons/competitions leader: Plan and implement innovative initiatives that help foster the entrepreneurship mindset among MSFEA students while involving other faculties/centers/and external stakeholders as well

  • Track development: Benchmark entrepreneurship and innovation efforts in MSFEA against leading institutions and recommend improvements according to the latest research and best practices

  • Partnership and outreach efforts: Leverage connections in Lebanon and abroad to plan and execute partnerships, competitions, and exchange programs under entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Online programs: Design and coordinate online courses/bootcamps/diplomas in entrepreneurship and innovation in collaboration with various departments and faculties


Qualifications​

  • Master's degree in business or engineering management or a related field, or equivalent

  • A minimum of three years of relevant entrepreneurship experience

  • Strong connections in the entrepreneurship ecosystem nationally and regionally

  • Background in engineering or a related field


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV and an expression of interest to msfea@aub.edu.lb

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Senior Graphic Designer – ​Mapping and Visualization

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

Overview

The Beirut Urban Lab is looking to hire a full-time senior mapping and data visualization designer to work at the Urban lab's visualization unit which produces maps, infographics and other data visualizations accompanying research efforts carried out by the Lab.

The designer's main task will be to conceptualize, design and produce maps and other infographics, supporting research efforts around urban issues such as building developments in Beirut, protection of the seafront, urban recovery, urban governance, public spaces, and others. The Lab is currently building an online urban observatory with multiple geo-referenced outputs about recovery in post-blast Beirut, which is the primary project the designer will be working on.

This person will work with and report to the Critical Mapping Research Lead.


Responsibilities

  • Engage in discussion sessions with research teams to better understand research results and/or directions

  • Work within a small design team to propose visualization directions for a particular dataset or project

  • Coordinate regularly with data/GIS and field research teams in the lab

  • Refine, edit and finalize maps and data visualizations based on decisions taken by the team

  • Prepare final artwork of maps aimed for either publishing in print or web (geo-portal, newspaper article, book, exhibition, website, etc.)

  • Occasionally assist in the logistics for organizing events around data visualization and mapping


Requirements

  • Candidates should have a Master's degree in Graphic design, Communication Design, Urban design, Architecture, or a related design discipline. Undergraduate degrees with equivalent experience could be considered.

  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign…) is required, knowledge of web publishing software is a plus.

  • Knowledge of digital mapping platforms and GIS is also required, at least at an introductory level to facilitate initial training in the Lab's licensed mapping tools (ESRI ArcGIS products).

  • Candidates need to be able to work in English, Arabic is a plus.


Compensation

The contract is for one year, renewable. Compensation is commensurate with education and relevant experience.


Application

Please send your CV and portfolio with a cover letter stating your interest in the job to ae21@aub.edu.lb, using the line “Urban Lab Design Position" in the email title. Applications will be reviewed regularly and evaluation will be conducted on rolling basis, until position is filled.

Instructional Media Specialist – MSFEA Online Learning Unit / AUB IT Academic Services​

​Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)

American University of Beirut​​

​MSFEA seeks applications for Instructional Multimedia Specialists, who under the direction of the AUB IT Academic Services, will be responsible for supporting in the design and development of interactive online courses for the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

We are looking for motivated and creative people to work on the media production of engaging learning experiences. The goal is to facilitate learners in acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies in an effective and appealing manner.


The scope of work will include:

  • Working on creating visual graphics and multimedia material.
  • Assisting in creating graphics, animated charts/graphs, interactive media elements and animations to include in the overall interactive lectures.
  • Create educational videos and animations for online courses and programs.
  • Assist with chroma production and graphic elements.
The selected applicants will report to the AUB IT Academic Services – Learning Innovation Manager, and will support the implementation of MSFEA's Online courses.

 
Academic Qualifications

  • Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in either of graphic design, UX/UI design, multimedia, audio/visual, instructional design, education technology or similar/related disciplines.
  • Candidates with equivalent experience are encouraged to apply.

 Skills Required

  • Visual design skills, ability to storyboard, and create layouts of the instructional material
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere).
  • English writing and communication fluency.
  • Ability to translate ideas and concepts into design processes that lead into creative and effective design solutions in line with briefs, projects specificities, and limitations.
  • Ability to understand and take into consideration the contexts and audiences for which communication is intended.
  • Skills in refining, editing, and finalizing visuals based on decisions taken by the team.
  • Organization skills, and readiness to lead and follow up on various tasks.
  • An ability to engage in discussions and brainstorming sessions within the team and across the faculty and IT teams.
  • Strong self-motivation, drive, and willingness to propose different outlooks and visual directions.
  • Willingness and ability to work in teams and with subject matter experts.

 Preferred/Plus

  • Experience in instructional design and/or with instructional technology.
  • Knowledge of learning theories, instructional design models, and/or course development softwares.
  • Ability to develop the course online using certain tools such as “Articulate Storyline" and/or other tools [trainings will be provided]   . 
  • Ability to write content.
  • Developing audio, visual, and interactive media aids.

Contact

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the role, along with a CV and sample work to msfeaonline@aub.edu.lb and ranah@aub.edu.lb. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Part-time Opportunities – Department of Architecture and Design

​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​


​Research Assistant – Computational Mechanics (LBM)

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)

American University of Beirut​


The Geomechanics group at MSFEA is looking for a full-time or part-time candidate to work on a research project in computational mechanics. The contract is for 6 months with a potential of extension. Graduate students enrolled in a Master's program, in a related field, are encouraged to apply.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in civil/ Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics.
  • Skills in programming and numerical modeling are required. A knowledge/experience in C++ is a plus.

 
Topic

The interest in Lattice Boltzmann Methods (LBMs) has been growing continuously as they have been successfully applied to simulate laminar, turbulent, multiphase fluid flow, heat and mass transport, and flow in porous media. Unlike traditional numerical methods, which solve for the macroscopic variables, the LBM is a mesoscopic method that uses the concepts of statistical mechanics and is based on solving the kinetic equation for the particle distribution function. The macroscopic quantities are then obtained through the moment integration of the density distribution function. Due to its local nature, we will use this method to simulate fluid flow in complex fracture networks and to estimate the permeability of fractured media prone to damage and healing. This helps us overcome numerical challenges in important applications in geomechanics and materials science.


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send their CV and an expression of interest to Dr. Alissar Yehya at ay36@aub.edu.lb

 

Research Assistant​ – Computational Geomechanics​

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA)

American University of Beirut​


The Geomechanics group at MSFEA is looking for a full-time or part-time candidate to work on a research project involving computational geomechanics. The contract is for 6 months with a potential of extension. Graduate students enrolled in a Master's program, in a related field, are encouraged to apply.


 
Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/ Mechanical/Petroleum Engineering, Physics, or Applied Mathematics.
  • Skills in programming and numerical modeling are required. A knowledge/experience in python is a plus.

Topic

The perturbation of fluid pressure in the subsurface by industrial projects have been reported to create a public concern for safety in three categories: induced seismicity, migration of contaminants to water resources, and methane leakage to the surface that contributes to an increase in CO2eq ​emissions. 

 
The research project has a multi-disciplinary character and aims to address the above concerns by: 
  1. collecting a large amount of data on different reported cases, 
  2. simulating specific sites of significant local and international importance using robust numerical models, and 
  3. performing novel experiments to give new insights on the role of the evolution of subsurface permeability structure in controlling fluid migration and entrapment. 

The overall study can contribute to creating guidelines and recommendation related to safety of humans and water resources.​


 
Application P​rocedure

Interested candidates should send their CV and an expression of interest to Dr. Alissar Yehya at ay36@aub.edu.lb or Dr. Elsa Maalouf at em40@aub.edu.lb



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