Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist

Beirut, Lebanon

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist

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 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.


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 “Media Studies Generalist” 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.