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Open Faculty Positions at the American University of Beirut

09/13/2017
The American University of Beirut has several open faculty positions in different departments.
 
Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies
 
The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of Media Studies (tenure-track) to begin August 15, 2018.
 
Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived, and with breadth of perspective on interdisciplinary currents in the field. While we are seeking a generalist, relevant areas of research for this position might include but are not limited to media theory and history; visual culture studies; television and popular culture; political economy and development; and humanistic or social scientific approaches to emerging media and network culture. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate core courses, courses relevant to the Film and Visual Culture minor, and complement existing program strengths at the graduate level.
 
While a research agenda focus on the Middle East and its diasporas is desirable, we also encourage applications by candidates who can demonstrate the relevance of their current or future work to the region.
 
Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. The initial appointment will be for four years, and is tenure-track. The language of instruction is English.
 
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. The application should also specifically mention “Media Studies Generalist” in the email and cover letter. Application materials must be submitted to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 15,2017.
 
For more information on this position, please visit this page
 
Open-Rank Position in Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory
 
The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for an open-rank position in the field of Modern Arabic Literature and Literary Theory, with special emphasis on modern Arabic poetic genres. The position will begin on August 15, 2018.
 
The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants need to demonstrate firm grounding in modern Arabic and western poetic genres and theories in addition to familiarity with both Arabic and Western classical literary heritages. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018.
 
In addition to teaching courses in their field of specialization, the successful candidate will be required to teach, in Arabic, humanities courses to native speakers of Arabic.
 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, and a statement of teaching philosophy to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2017.
 
For more information on this position, please visit this page.
 
Open-Rank Position in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature and/or Nahda
 
The Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages at the American University of Beirut seeks applicants for an open rank position in the field of Pre-modern Arabic Literature and/or Nahda. The position will begin on August 15, 2018.
 
Scholars conducting research on Mamluk and Ottoman Arabic literature are especially welcome to apply. The language of instruction in this department (and only in this department) is Standard Arabic (fuṣḥā), but mastery of English is an essential requirement. Applicants should be well versed in both Arabic and Western classical literary heritages. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. A reading knowledge of French and/or German is highly desirable. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018.
 
In addition to teaching courses in their field of specialization, the successful candidate will be required to teach, in Arabic, humanities courses to native speakers of Arabic.
 
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current research projects and future trajectory, and a statement of teaching philosophy to as_dean@aub.edu.lb. In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address.
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 31, 2017.
 
For more information on this position, please visit this page.
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