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Endowed Chair in Communication
American University of Beirut

Date Posted Oct. 12, 2018
Title Endowed Chair in Communication
University American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Department Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Application Deadline Jan. 2, 2019
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • English
    Creative or Technical Writing

The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering & Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for a three year term Chair in Communication Pedagogy. The ideal candidate will be an experienced faculty member (PhD) who has previously developed relevant writing and communication programs for undergraduate students (e.g. Writing in the Disciplines). S/he will design, start up, resource, and manage a new Communication Lab for the recently endowed Faculty. The Communication Lab will offer short courses, writing clinics, resume reviews, data visualization coaching, and other services to students. S/he will also work closely with faculty members and students to develop appropriate teaching materials for communication enriched courses in the curriculum and recruit, train and supervise teaching fellows and part-time instructors. The Chair will report to the MSFEA Dean.

With a total enrollment of approximately 2,800 undergraduate, master’s, and PhD students, MSFEA is comprised of approximately 100 professorial rank and 60 part-time faculty members, and houses six departments: Architecture and Design, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, and graduate programs in Biomedical Engineering and Urban Design, Planning, and Policy. Our undergraduate engineering degree programs are ABET accredited.

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has approximately 700 full-time faculty members and 8,000 students from more than 60 countries. It offers programs leading to the bachelor’s, master’s, MD, and PhD degrees. The student body is 50 percent female, and the language of instruction is English. Set on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the University has a green campus dotted with historic and contemporary buildings, a state of the art athletics complex, and is located in the heart of the vibrant city of Beirut which offers numerous venues for the arts, entertainment, and community engagement. It is also located less than one hour’s drive from the ski slopes of Mt. Lebanon, and a wide variety of hiking, caving, and cycling terrain.

Applicants are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contacts of at least three references. Applications should be addressed to Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Dean Alan Shihadeh, and submitted electronically to: . For more information on the open positions, please review the detailed descriptions posted on MSFEA website

Applications will be reviewed starting January 2, 2019. The proposed starting date for the position is
August 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

  • The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Alan L. Shihadeh
    Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
    American University of Beirut
    American University of Beirut-Maroun Semaan Facult
  • +9611347952
  • +9611744462


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