|Message from the Interim Provost|
Welcome to the American University of Beirut.
Our faculty build AUB’s character and intellectual, creative, artistic, and scholarly depths making it one of the finest universities in the Middle East. At AUB, we strive to provide you with a supportive professional environment that will enable you to focus on excellence in teaching and research. You will join a vibrant and high achieving community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We hope you will enjoy AUB’s forward-looking research agenda and unique level of engagement with the region and the world.
The university’s objective of enhancing the quality of teaching and research has led it to rethink the ways in which faculty are supported and evaluated. AUB realizes that the promotion of quality research strengthens not only graduate, but also undergraduate education; attracts superior students at all levels; helps to retain valuable faculty members; encourages faculty to pursue external funding for long-term research programs; contributes to the generation of knowledge; and enables the university to be effective in serving the community. AUB supports faculty by providing them with the environment, resources, services, and incentives needed to carry out these responsibilities. Shared faculty governance in overseeing our academic programs remains a core principle of university operations. The New Faculty Orientation Program is designed to support new faculty members in becoming accustomed to AUB’s institutional culture in particular and to life in Beirut and Lebanon in general.
As new faculty members joining AUB, you have chosen to commit to the demanding academic life at AUB. We hope you will build on your experience and knowledge, to further enrich academic life on campus, and to add new dimensions to the distinctive intellectual and cultural diversity in our community. The university aims to create an academic culture which is hospitable and supportive to you. We look forward to your contributions to our community and to your fields of study.
Message from the New Faculty Facilitator
The Orientation Program for new faculty takes place on campus a few days before the beginning of the term (August and January).
The program includes an introduction to academic units on campus, an invitation to cultural activities, and basic shopping trips to department stores in Beirut.
If you have questions about your arrival at AUB or the orientation program that are not addressed here, please don't hesitate to contact the new faculty facilitator, Mrs. Rima Iskandarani, at firstname.lastname@example.org