Faculty position: Gender and Women’s Studies

American University of Beirut - The Department of English

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a faculty position in gender and women’s studies to begin August 15, 2017. 

We invite applicants with a PhD in the fields of literature and/or language studies having a clear focus on issues related to gender and women’s studies (or conversely). Preference is given to applicants whose research intersects with disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, history, philosophy, political studies, sociology, and visual culture, and engages the Arab/Muslim world. The new hire will be expected to coordinate the development of the university’s initiative in gender and women’s studies as a trans-disciplinary research and educational program. 


AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. The new hire is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. 

The appointment is for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The usual teaching load is not more than 5 courses a year. The language of instruction is English. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017. 

To apply, send a cover letter describing your qualifications, experience, and vision for the new program, a CV, a chapter or article-length writing sample, a sample syllabus, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA


Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb 

For full consideration, please ensure that all application materials reach AUB by November 1, 2016

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx 

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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