AS-21-7 Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology

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School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Natural Sciences
Campus: Beirut
Expected start date: Fall 2021

Deadline for applying:  February 15, 2021

Position Summary

The Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Molecular Microbiology. The department is seeking a highly qualified and motivated full-time faculty member who is committed to teaching, research, program development, academic advising and institutional and community service. We are particularly looking for an innovative investigator who has an established, or a clear potential to establish an independent research program at the cellular and molecular level. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in Immunology, Virology, and Computational Biology. Prospective candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology or related field. The successful candidate will have a proven publication track record in top tier journals alongside the ability to attract grant funding and is expected to teach a variety of courses, carry out research, contribute to the development of the program, and perform academic services to the Department and the University. Previous teaching experience in Microbiology, Immunology, and Virology is a must.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Microbiology
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Oversee senior year projects
  • Engage in scholarly work and research
  • Be actively involved in supporting and developing the program's main research tracks (Molecular Microbiology, Immunology,Virology, and Computational Biology)
  • Engage in service to the department, the university and the profession
  • Additional duties may be set by the department in light of departmental needs and priorities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. from a recognized institution
  • Two years of postdoctoral experience
  • Evidence of scholarship, and research productivity
  • Evidence of successful university teaching



The Department:
The Department of Natural Sciences ( is one of the seven departments of the School of Arts and Sciences ( at LAU. It offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, a B.S. in Chemistry, a B.S. in Nutrition, a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP), and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biological Sciences with additional programs upcoming in the near future.

The University:

LAU has two campuses, one in Beirut and the other in Byblos, about 35 kilometers north of Beirut. LAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (, formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. There are currently over 8,000 ( enrolled students at LAU.

Standard Application requirements:

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of intent and an updated CV. The CV should include the names, emails and phone numbers of three references. It is noted that the university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. The application should be sent by email to [email protected], referring to position AS-21-7.




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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
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