Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies

Beirut, Lebanon

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies

The Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut invites applications for the position of assistant or associate professor of Media Studies (tenure-track) to begin August 15, 2018.

Media Studies is a newly established and growing program that currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. 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.

Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 2018. The initial appointment will be for four years, and is tenure-track. The language of instruction is English.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a writing sample, and a list of three references. The application should also specifically mention “Arab Media Studies” in the email and cover letter. Application materials must be submitted to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit all required credentials by October 15, 2017.

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The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.