American Univesity of Beirut

Academic Employment

​​​​​​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.

​​​​​The American University of Beirut (AUB) offer diff​erent ​positions:

    Academic Positions


    Available Positions:

    Department of Economics


    Department of History and Archaeology


    The Department of Psychology




    Department of Economics: Tenure-track assistant professor

    The Department of Economics at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one tenure-track-assistant professor faculty position effective August 15, 2022. The position is open to all fields of study in Economics. Primary considerations will be an outstanding research record, excellent recommendations, and a demonstrated ability in teaching.

    The appointments are for an initial period of three years with opportunities for promotion and advancement. The teaching load is 4 courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Duties include teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2022.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a recent research paper, and arrange for three letters of reference to be addressed to Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut. Applications may be sent by e-mail to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be assured full consideration, a complete application must be received by January 15, 2022.




    Department of History and Archaeology: Tenure-track assistant professor in Late Medieval/Early Modern Middle East/ Islamic History

    The Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Late Medieval and/ or early Modern Middle East/ Islamic history to begin August 15, 2022.

    The position is open to scholars of all sub regions and thematic interests, but the department especially welcomes applications of candidates working on subjects that address issues relevant to intellectual/ cultural and/or social history within a comparative perspective. PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment. The appointee will provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in his/her field of specialization as well as more general topics covered in the department’s regular program. Aside from teaching, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the department, the faculty of Arts and Sciences and the University at large. The language of instruction is English but good command of Arabic is a plus.

    Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of three years.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a representative sample of scholarship, and sample course syllabi. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    All application documents should be received by January 15, 2022.




    Department of History and Archaeology: Tenure-track assistant professor in Modern Middle East/Arab History

    The Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in modern Middle East history, with a focus on the Arabic-speaking world, to begin August 15, 2022.

    The position is open to scholars of all sub regions and thematic interests, but the department especially welcomes applications of candidates working on questions of political and/or social history within a comparative perspective. PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment. The appointee will provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in his/her field of specialization and more general topics covered in the department’s regular program. Aside from teaching, the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the supervision of graduate students, engage in productive research, and contribute to academic service related to the department and the University at large. The language of instruction is English but good command of Arabic is a plus.

    Appointments at the assistant professor rank are for an initial period of three years.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a representative sample of scholarship, and sample course syllabi. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email. All Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    All application documents should be received by January 15, 2022.




    The Department of Psychology – Tenure-track faculty position, Open rank, Open area

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty position. The area of specialization is open but we have a preference for candidates who have the ability to teach methodology related courses. The position is tenure-track (or tenure eligible upon appointment) and open to all ranks.

    We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and institutional service. The position is to begin August 15, 2022. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2022.

    The teaching load is four courses a year and the language of instruction is English.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on research and teaching. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by January 15, 2022




    The Department of Psychology – Lecturer position, Open area

    The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for one full-time faculty lecturer position. The area of specialization is open but we have a preference for candidates who have the ability to teach methodology related courses. We seek candidates with strong evidence of teaching excellence and who are committed to institutional service. The language of instruction is English.

    The position is to begin August 15, 2022. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2022.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, and a statement on teaching philosophy. Application materials must be submitted to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb.
    Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to fas.facultyaffairs@aub.edu.lb.

    Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or closed, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by January 15, 2022.





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

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    Research Positions





    Research Assistant - Mohammad Atallah Center for Ethics

    The research assistant will be expected to perform the following duties:

    • Support with the design, maintenance and updating of the website for the Mohammad Atallah Center for Ethics.
    • Support administrative and logistical organization of events and activities for the Atallah Center.
    • Support and follow up on communicating with other centers and institutes that have overlapping interests with the Atallah Center.

    Qualifications: Education/Experience

    • BA or MA degree.

    Skills/abilities

    • Oral/written communication skills to discuss and document research progress.
    • Ability to work independently and accurately.
    • Strong organization and interpersonal skill.

    Application Procedure:

    • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a CV to bahji@aub.edu.lb no later than December 15, 2021.
    • Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in Lebanon.



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

    Research Fellow Positions

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities
    Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH)

    The American University of Beirut invites applications for its Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities, which begins in September 2021. The duration of appointment will be for 12 months and is not subject to renewal. Appointees will be attached to a relevant department and will be expected to remain in residence for the duration of the academic year.
    The position is only open for citizens and residents of Lebanon.

    The position is open to recent recipients of the PhD degree whose research and teaching interests involve one or more of the following disciplines:

    • Arabic
    • English
    • Fine Arts and Art History
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Archaeology
    • Middle Eastern Studies

    Requirements:
    Applicants must have received their doctoral degrees no later than 30 days and no earlier than five years prior to the appointment start date;

    Applications must include the following:​

    • Letter of interest
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of research interests (2-3 pages), specifically, research to be undertaken during the fellowship and proposed research product
    • Dissertation abstract or summary (1 page)
    • Samples of publications (or dissertation extracts)
    • Statement of teaching interests and experience
    • Three letters of recommendation; sent to rb81@aub.edu.lb
    • Copy of official transcript or letter of confirmation from dissertation committee chair indicating that the degree will be granted by the appointment start date.

    Individuals who have held other postdoctoral fellowships are not barred from applying.

    Stipend, benefits, and other advantages and obligations of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities include:

    • Annual stipend of LBP 68,175,000
    • Co-pay health coverage under the University’s Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
    • Teaching load of one course per semester
    • Participation in the Arts and Humanities activities are required by the Center

    Completed proposals should be submitted in one e-mail by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on August 15, 2021.


    The completed application file including required documents should be submitted electronically and in one e-mail to Ms. Rita Bassil [rb81@aub.edu.lb].



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

    AUB Hiring Policies

    Faculty Manual​


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    General University Policies

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    •     Access to Campus   
    •     Airline Ticketing Procedures   
    •     Code of Business Ethics   
    •     Conflict of Interest   
    •     Discrimination & Harassment   
    •     Fraud   
    •     Fundraising   
    •     Graduate Assistantships   
    •     Housing   
    •     Insurance   
    •     Intellectual Property


    Personnel Policies

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    •     Summary Information Guide for Prospective Faculty Members   
    •     Policies on Benefits and Allowances for Academic Personnel   
    •     Policies on Academic Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure


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    Excerpts from the AUB Personnel Web Page on Benefits for Academic Personnel Includes information on:

    •     Health Insurance Plan   
    •     Educational Allowances   
    •     Annual Leave   
    •     Periodic Paid/ Research Leave


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    •     Getting started with computing at AUB
    •     Computing services offered to AUB faculty
    •     Computing policies

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