American U of Beirut 2 Job Ads: Media Studies (Lebanon)

Job adsThe Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, invites applications for 2 positions.

Application deadline: October 15, 2017
To begin: August 15, 2018

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies

We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic, and social scientific approaches to media in the Arab world broadly conceived. The successful candidate will have a research agenda that both advances the study of media, culture, and politics in Arab society, and is in dialog with current theoretical debates. The specific subfield and methodological approach is open. The successful candidate will bolster existing program strengths at the undergraduate and graduate level.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist

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.

Lebanese American University: 6 Job Ads

The Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University is currently advertising 6 faculty positions:

Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights (Lebanon)

Graduate StudyThe Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights is a unique programme designed to meet the needs of students, professionals and experts who want to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. It is part of the Global Campus of Regional masters in Human Rights and Democracy supported by the European Union.

Our aim is to support the next generation of experts, academics and practitioners and to give them the practical experience needed for building up their professional career and academic activities.

The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights is supported by a growing network of partner universities from the region and beyond. The partnership is composed of the following academic institutions:

  • Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) as the coordinating University (Lebanon),
  • Birzeit University (Palestine),
  • International University of Rabat (Morocco),
  • University of Carthage (Tunisia)

The University of Jordan (Jordan) and the University of Cairo (Egypt) are currently in the process of joining ARMA.

American U Beirut Job Ad: World Literature, Global Film & Visual Culture

Assistant Professor in World Literature and Global Film and Visual Culture
American University of Beirut – The Department of English
Closes: 1st November 2016

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a faculty position in world literature and global film and visual culture to begin August 15, 2017.

Candidates with research interests in cross-cultural dialogues and digital practices are encouraged to apply. We particularly invite applicants with research expertise in non-Western literary and visual traditions related to South and/or East Asia, South America, Africa, and/or the MENA region. Candidates will contribute to the BA and MA degrees in literature and the minor in film and visual culture.

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

The position is at the assistant professor level. 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. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2017. The language of instruction is English.

To apply, send a cover letter, a CV, a 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 highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean[at]

For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by November 1, 2016.

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Int’l Conference on Conflict Mitigation, Dialogue & Reconciliation in Syria (Lebanon)

Call for Papers and Participation

International Conference on Conflict Mitigation, Dialogue, and Reconciliation in Syria
17-18 November 2016, Beirut – Lebanon

The Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) are organizing a two-day peer-reviewed conference at the Lebanese American University – Beirut to address conflict mitigation, dialogue, and reconciliation strategies in Syria. The conference aims to map comparative models in identity-conflict societies with a particular attention given to  power sharing arrangements, local initiatives, and the role of non-state actors and religious leadership. Innovative approaches to conflict mitigation and peace-building through dialogue, deliberation, education, mediation, reparations, and transitional justice within the Syrian context are of primary interest.

We welcome papers that focus on the conceptual as well as comparative practical framework of successful reconciliation strategies applicable to Syria.  Papers and presentations that address the role of religious and local leaders, institutions, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) in promoting reconciliation are highly encouraged. Demonstration of reconciliation experiences from the region that showcase initiatives taken by local leaders, including tribal and civic in promoting reconciliation are also encouraged to participate.  Presentations will be recorded for social media broadcasting purposes. Selected papers and documented practices will be published in a special volume.

To participate
Please submit a short abstract  along your  institutional affiliation, short bio, and contact information to peer review committee: isjcr[at] by June 30 , 2016*.  Showcases and full paper submission deadline is September 15, 2016.  There are limited travel grants available by USIP and KAICIID, please express your interest  to receive travel fund when submitting your abstract. There are no conference registration fees.

*The Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution would like to bring to your attention that the deadline to submit paper abstract for the Syria Conference has been extended until July 30, 2016.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Thursday, 17 November 2016
1. Keynote Speaker by KAICIID
2. Session I: Challenges to conflict mitigation and reconciliation in divided Society and Syria
3. Session II: Role of religious leaders in reconciliation (Moderated by KAICID)
4. Lunch
5. Session III: Dialogue as a strategy in reconciliation (Moderated by KAICIID)
6. Policy Resolutions and Recommendations I

Friday, 18 November 2016
7. Keynote Speaker by USIP
8. Session IV: Comparative reconciliation strategies in divided society and Syria
9. Session V: Showcases of Local Reconciliation Initiatives (Moderated by USIP)
10. Lunch
11. Session VI: Peace Building through moderation and power sharing (Moderated by USIP)
12. Policy Resolutions and Recommendations II

For additional information, please contact:
Lebanese American University
Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution
P.O. Box 13-5053 Chouran
Beirut, Lebanon 2801
Phone Number: +961 1 786456; Ext: 1494
Fax number +961-1-867-098.
email: isjcr[at]

Or, you can directly email the institute director, Dr. Imad Salamey: imad.salamey[at] lb

Am U of Beirut job ad

Media and Communication
Assistant Professor

The media studies program at the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks a media and communication educator for a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in research and student advising, and help further expand the media studies program at AUB. The position is to begin September 1, 2014. Appointment is for an initial period of four years.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in media studies, communication, mass communication, journalism studies, or a related media/communication field.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, 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 AT

Application review will begin on October 1, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted until October 20, 2013.

For more information on this position, please visit

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Call for papers-AUSACE


The Media Program at the American University of Beirut is delighted to host the 16th annual international conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE), October 28-31, 2011. This year’s Conference theme is Digital and Media Literacy: New Directions.

Mobile phones, blogs, online social networks, wikis, user-generated news, and a plethora of ubiquitous digital media have facilitated access to information; allowed people from around the globe to connect; offered enormous potential for communication about, from, and among civil society groups, democracy advocates, and political activists; and presented new possibilities for national development projects and political change.

But the potential of digital media diffusion cannot be realized if people lack the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media content. Increasingly, digital literacy and media literacy are viewed as agents for the acquisition of such skills and knowledge, and as essential components for all levels of education and every member of society.

Integrating digital and media literacy into educational curricula and public agendas will help ensure citizens, groups, and institutions are equipped with the essential analytical and communications skills required for success in the 21st century.

AUSACE 2011 conference participants are encouraged to interpret this year’s theme broadly to include new directions for media education, for national development, for democracy, for civil society, and for global engagement. Topics relating to the current events in the Arab world are especially encouraged.

Abstract submissions for research papers, panels, and poster presentations are now open. For details on how to submit please visit the official conference website.

Deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2011

For questions and to be added to the official conference email list, please email:

AUSACE is an organization dedicated to the advancement of Arab-U.S. relations among communication educators and media professionals. AUSACE conferences bring together communication scholars from all around the world to discuss local, national and global issues related to the field.

AUSACE 2011 Conference Chair
Jad Melki, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
+961-1-350-000 Ext. 4380 (Office)

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