AS-21-9 Assistant/Associate Professor in Social Work and Community Development

Job description

School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Social Sciences
Campus: Beirut
Expected Start Date: Fall 2021
Deadline:  June 30, 2021

Position Summary
The Department of Social Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applicants for a tenure-faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Social Work and Community Development. The department is seeking a highly qualified and motivated full-time faculty member who is committed to innovative teaching, research, academic advising and institutional and community service.


  • Teach social work and community development courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and in research methodology with emphasis on quantitative methods
  • Supervise senior  and capstone projects
  • Supervise students’ internship
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Contribute to the development of the program
  • Conduct research
  • 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 PhD in Social Word and Community Development from a well-recognized University.
  • Specialization in quantitative and/or qualitative research method
  • Knowledge/expertise in the social welfare domain in the Arab region. Knowledge/expertise in social welfare in Lebanon is a plus.
  • Evidence of scholarship and research
  • Evidence of an established research agenda

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to secure external funding
  • 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-21-9, in the subject line of the email.





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