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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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:


    Academic Positions


    Available Positions: ​​​ ​​​​​

  • Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Langauges: Tenured/tenure-track open rank position in Arabic literature, culture and thought
  • Department of Chemistry: Tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry
  • Department of Co​mputer Science: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (FT)
  • Department of Co​mputer Science: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (PT)
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  • Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/Lecturer position in Music with a specialty in digital audio workstation
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  • Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/lecturer in Western music performance​​​​


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    Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Langauges: Tenured/tenure-track open rank position in Arabic literature, culture and thought

    Updated deadline 

    The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track Open Rank position in Arabic literature, culture and thought, with an expected start date of August 15, 2024. Research expertise may be in any genre of Arabic literature and may focus on any region with significant engagement with Arabic literature, culture and thought. Candidates who approach writings in Arabic through a comparative lens (across time, genres, or languages) are particularly encouraged to apply. 

    Teaching at the Department of Arabic and NEL is conducted in Arabic. 

    Qualifications: 

    Applicants should have an active research agenda that would lead to publication in prominent venues in their field or the potential to develop such a publication record and the ability or potential to be an excellent teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Regardless of the specific research focus, the successful candidate will demonstrate a wide-ranging familiarity with Arabic literature and an intimate knowledge of broader historical and cultural contexts in which it was produced. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the receipt of a Ph.D. in Arabic literature or a related field by the start of the appointment. 

     Application Instructions:

    The application must include: ​• A cover letter • CV • A published article or a dissertation chapter • A research and teaching statement • Names and contact information of three recommenders. 

    All materials from each applicant mu​​st be received by February 15, 2024. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following initial review. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. ​

    For information on the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, please visit https://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/arabic/Pages/default.aspx

     We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.



    ​Department of Chemistry: Tenure-track assistant professor in analytical chemistry

    The Department of Chemistry at American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Analytical Chemistry to begin August 15, 2024. 

    Successful candidate is expected to establish and lead an independent innovative research program that tackles important contemporary questions in chemistry while also making valuable contributions to the department's teaching mission. The research focus can be in any area of analytical chemistry, including but not limited to instrumentation, environmental and atmospheric chemistry, chemical forensics, clinical chemistry, and bioanalytical chemistry.

    Successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in strengthening existing courses, and introduce new courses in his/her areas of expertise. 

     Candidates must have a PhD and at least one year of post-doctoral research experience in analytical chemistry or a closely related field, in addition to a strong record of research accomplishments. 

     AUB is a leading institution of higher education in the Middle East and is committed to academic excellence. It has a central research laboratory with state of the arts instruments for teaching and research.

    Applications should include a cover letter, an updated curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three references. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. 

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.​​


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    ​Department of Computer Science: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (FT)

    The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut invites applications for two faculty positions at the instructor and lecturer ranks to begin August 15, 2024. 

    Appointments are normally for an initial period of one year renewable. The successful candidates must have solid teaching experience in computer science courses. The teaching load is eight courses a year. The language of instruction is English. 

    For the lecturer position, candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a closely related field. For the instructor position, the candidates must hold an MSc in computer science or a related field.

    Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) teaching and service statements and 4) three letters of reference. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​​. 

    Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled. ​​


    ​Department of Computer Science: Lecturer/instructor in computer science (PT)

    The Department of Computer Science invites applications for Lecturer/Instructor faculty positions in Computer Science. 

    Appointments are on part-time basis and renewed on a semester-by-semester basis. Renewals are based on departmental needs and satisfactory performance. Successful candidates will be expected to teach one or two courses per semester, with instruction conducted in English. 

    Applicants must hold a PhD (for the lecturer rank) or an MSc (for the instructor rank) in Computer Science or a related field. Candidates should possess substantial experience in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate Computer Science courses. Additionally, selected applicants may be required to teach senior or graduate-level courses, in addition to introductory courses. 

    Interested applicants must submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter specifying the semester for which they are applying, 2) a CV, and 3) two letters of reference. 

    All application materials should be submitted by the following deadlines: 

    - Summer session of AY2023-24: May 10, 2024
    - Fall semester of AY 2024-25: June 17, 2024
     

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following ​ link​​. 

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    Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/Lecturer position in Music with a specialty in digital audio workstation

    The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for an Instructor/Lecturer position in Music with a specialty in digital audio workstation. The position is for the Fall semester of AY2024-25. 

    The course to be taught is MUSC 269 Special Topics in Music Performance; Digital Audio Workstation. It brings 12 students with various interests in music and sound, into a studio to compose digital music and/or soundscapes using their laptops and to perform singly or in ensembles. Students will study the history and stylistic particularities of digital music. 

     Applicants must demonstrate evidence of technical musical ability and a knowledge of the technical field and history of digital music. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in Music. The language of instruction is English. 

     Please submit the following application materials: 

     1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) one sample syllabi 3) Two letters of recommendation. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​

    Application review will begin on 10 May 2024 and continue rolling until the position is filled. ​​​



    Department of Fine Arts and Art History: Instructor/Lecturer position in Instructor/lecturer in Western music performance

    The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of Instructor/lecturer in Western music performance. The position is for the Fall semester of AY2024-25. 

     The course to be taught is MUSC 263 Western Music Ensemble. It brings 12 student musicians, with various technical abilities, into a studio to rehearse and perform in instrumental ensembles. Students will study the history and stylistic particularities of the compositions chosen by the instructor and learn how to execute them in a public performance. 

    Applicants must demonstrate evidence of technical musical instrumental ability and a knowledge of the history of Western music. Applicants must hold a MA in Music. The language of instruction is English. 

    Please submit the following application materials: 

     1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) one sample syllabi 3) Two letters of recommendation. 

    Application materials must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link​

    Application review will begin on 10 May 2024 and continue rolling until the position is filled. ​​​



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

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    Research Positions

    Web GIS Specialist/Research Assistant

    1- Basic Functions/Position Overview:

    The basic functions for this position involve the development of a “Temporally Accurate and Interactive Atlas of Lebanon's Coastline," which would essentially consist of a cloud-based application that can both ingest and visualize all sorts of geospatially and temporally defined datasets. In essence, this will require collecting, managing, and analyzing geospatial data from various sources, organizing and maintaining GIS databases, conducting spatial analyses, creating visually informative digital maps, and employing spatial modeling. The final product that this position supports will consist of an online environment that offers new ways for archaeologists to visualize specific sites of inquiry as well as for other scholars, be they geologists, biologists, chemists, or historians, who can help us assess the impact of human evolution, climate change included. Scaled down into a mobile version, not only scholars, but also tourists and residents alike, will be able to sail or drive up and down the coastline while “seeing" how it once was, be it a thousand or million years ago.

    2- Key Functions and Responsibilities:

    Geospatial Data Collection and Management:​

    • Utilize specialized skills to locate and provide geospatial data for regular business processes and special projects, including capital planning, renovations, and evaluations.
    • Verify, rectify, and refine collected data, meticulously reviewing existing or incoming information for accuracy, usefulness, quality, and completeness of documentation.
    • Create and maintain robust structures for efficient GIS data storage, ensuring seamless access and retrieval.

    GIS Database Design and Maintenance:

    • Design, develop, and maintain sophisticated systems and databases to access and store geospatial data, leveraging cutting-edge GIS technology.
    • Employ various techniques, such as coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning, and automatic conversion, to enter data into GIS databases with precision.
    • Diligently maintain Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases to ensure data integrity and reliability.

    Geospatial Analysis and Visualization:

    • Harness geospatial data to design captivating webmaps.
    • Analyze and interpret GIS data, identifying spatial relationships and displaying analysis results through compelling maps, graphs, and tabular data.

    Clear and Impactful Reporting:

    • Produce visually appealing reports and digital data output that effectively communicates intended messages. Present findings in a clear and understandable manner to diverse audiences.

    Continuous Improvement and Additional Duties:

    • Proactively seek professional development opportunities to stay abreast of the latest GIS technologies, methodologies, and best practices.
    • Perform other duties as assigned, contributing actively to the ongoing success of the Honor Frost Foundation grant.

    3- Work Contacts:

    Frequent contact with work associates, faculty, and staff. Reports to the Dean.

    4- Contract duration:

    Initial contract of up to 1 year, renewable.

    5-  Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.
    • Proven experience in geospatial data collection, management, analysis, and visualization.
    • Proficiency in using GIS and web application software, such as ArcGIS Experience Builder, JavaScript, React, HTML, CSS, Mapbox and Leaflet.
    • Strong analytical aptitude with meticulous attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills, adept at conveying complex spatial information to diverse audiences.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment and manage projects independently.

    6- Application

    Applications should include a cover letter, an updated curriculum vitae, Application documents must be submitted through Interfolio on the following link

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


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

    Research Fellow Positions


    ​No available positions. 



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

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