The Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship

American University of Beirut - Department of Fine Arts and Art History

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the 2018-2019 Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship in Music to begin August 15, 2018. 

The Whittlesey Visiting Professorship is a one-year non-renewable position that is intended to expand our curricular offerings in areas not normally covered in the department.  Suitable offerings include: 

  • Musical Theater
  • Film Music
  • Music and Politics
  • Popular Music
  • Ethnomusicology, especially Asia, Africa and/or the Middle East
  • Philosophy of Music
  • Music Psychology
  • Music Cognition 

Applicants should hold a terminal degree. 

The Department offers both major and minor degrees in Art History and Studio Arts and minor degrees in Theatre and Music.   The successful applicant will be expected to teach two to three courses per semester depending on academic rank, and contribute to the development of the department.  The language of instruction is English. 

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vita, a statement on teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi to In addition, applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send their recommendation letters to the same email address. 

For more information on this position, please visit 

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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