AS-21-3 Assistant/Associate Professor, Political Science/International Affairs

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Political Science/International Affairs

School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Social Sciences
Campus: Beirut/Byblos
Expected Start Date: Fall 2021
Deadline for Applying: Open till filled

Position Summary

The Department of Social 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/Associate Professor in Political Science/International Affairs. The department is seeking a highly qualified and motivated full-time faculty member who is committed to innovative teaching, research, and academic advising as well as institutional and community service.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in International Relations and/or Comparative Politics
  • Teach qualitative and quantitative research methods courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Supervise senior study and MA thesis students
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Engage in service to the department, the university and the profession
  • Contribute to the development of the program and seek external grants
  • Additional duties may be set by the department in light of departmental needs and priorities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A PhD in Political Science/International Affairs from a well-recognized University
  • Specialization in International Relations and Comparative Politics, with concentration in at least one regional system
  • Specialization in quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Evidence of excellent research and publication record
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of success in securing external funding for research
  • Expertise in any aspect of gender studies

The Department

The department offers four Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs in political science, political science/international affairs, psychology, and social work; two Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in International Affairs and Migration studies; and five minors in conflict analysis and resolution, legal studies, political science/international affairs, psychology, and sociology. The Department consists of 15 full-time faculty members and a number of part-time faculty members. The Department of is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, and is committed to student-centeredness and to serving the community.

The University

The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found at

Application Requirements

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching, research interests, as well as professional and creative projects, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: [email protected].  The CV should include the names, e-mails and phone numbers of three references. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.

Candidates must refer to position no. AS-21-3, in the subject line of the email.





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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 2/24/2021
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