Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The American University of Beirut
Faculty position in Anthropology

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track position in Anthropology at the assistant professor level, with a preference for a scholar whose regional focus expands our Department’s current strengths. The position is to begin August 15, 2019.

Applicants must be able to contribute regularly to the core courses and mentor MA student research primarily in Lebanon. We will prioritize those who show promise of innovative contribution to the field through scholarly publications, original research and teaching excellence. Our priorities for specialization could be research on urban settings, infrastructure, education, development, environmental issues, labor, industry and corporations, youth, legal anthropology, ethnographic film and applied anthropology. Applicants must have a completed doctoral degree in socio-cultural anthropology or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

To apply, please send a letter of intent that outlines a research agenda and addresses teaching experience and philosophy, a sample of scholarly writing, a CV and the names of three referees to

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.

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Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.


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