LAU is a premier university focused on scholarly excellence and academic success. We take pride in our academic programs and medical center, research and scholarly productivity, and engagement with the communities we serve. Whether full-time, part-time or adjunct, faculty members at LAU enjoy a multitude of benefits, ranging from health insurance and tuition waivers to retirement plans. LAU’s beautiful campuses, in the heart of Beirut and in Byblos, are a place to call home.
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All new faculty members go through a faculty orientation program that details LAU’s and their school’s organization, bylaws, and the rights and duties of full-time and part-time faculty. New faculty members are also provided with a New Faculty Orientation Handbook that offers useful information and resources.
Faculty Assessment and Promotion
Full-time LAU faculty members are evaluated on a yearly basis by their chairpersons and their deans. Normally, all assistant professors undergo a mid-term review during their third year at LAU, and apply for a tenured associate professor position after spending five years in their current rank.
Tenured faculty members at the associate professor level may apply for promotion to professor provided their service as associate professors at the university is no less than three years, and their total service in the rank is no less than five years. Tenured associate professors may apply for promotion to professor twice only, with a minimum two-year interval in between.
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LAU offers two faculty awards for excellence: one in teaching and one in research. The Excellence in Teaching Award is granted to a faculty member (or a group of faculty who have worked together) who have demonstrated distinction in teaching innovation, while the Excellence in Research Award recognizes a faculty member (or a group of faculty who have worked together) who have made an exceptional contribution in their discipline and have succeeded in communicating the results of the work to a wide audience. Peer committees are formed to select winners of both awards, who are usually announced in the first faculty meeting of the academic year.
List of Faculty Award Recipients
Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. Gabriel Bazi and Dr. Wissam AlHussaini — AY 2015-2016
Dr. Rula Diab — AY 2016-2017
Dr. Sandra Rizk-Jamati — AY 2017-2018
Dr. Jad Melki and Dr. Zahy Ramadan — AY 2018-2019
Dr. Jomana Elaridi — AY 2019-2020
Dr. Manal Yunis — AY 2020-2021
Faculty Research Excellence Award
Dr. Chadi Abou Rjeily — AY 2015-2016
Dr. Guy Assaker and Dr. Azzam Mourad — AY 2016-2017
Dr. Rony Khnayzer — AY 2017-2018
Dr. María José Sánchez-Ruiz and Dr. Sama Sleiman — AY 2019-2020
Dr. Omar Itani — AY 2020-2021