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.