Career Opportunities

Associate/Full Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Arts

This position is no longer open.

School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Communication Arts

Campus: Beirut and Byblos

Vacancy date: Fall 2015

The School of Arts & Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication Arts, to begin in September 2015. The School operates on two campuses in Beirut and Byblos. The Chair is located in Beirut, reports to the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and is responsible for the management of the whole department, which includes faculty teaching in Communication Arts and a relatively large supporting staff.

Prospective applicants must be at the associate professor rank (or above); and must possess a Doctoral or Terminal degree in media, TV/Film,  journalism, or performing arts; and a strong record of academic leadership at a reputable institution of higher learning, scholarship and professional experience. S/he is expected to lead the Department’s efforts in developing and implementing four new BA programs in Cinematic Art (television, film), Corporate Communication, Journalism and Performing Arts. The ideal candidate should demonstrate leadership and communication skills, a record of administrative experience, in addition to teaching and research.

The Chairmanship is a 3-year term, renewable upon mutual satisfaction and with the support of the faculty. In the event of non-renewal of the Chair position, the candidate would return to the rank s/he is hired at; and teach the regular load at that rank. The Chair carries a 12 credit/year teaching load.

The Department of Communication Arts ( is one of the seven departments of the School of Arts and Sciences ( It currently offers a BA in Communication Arts, the Department’s flagship program, which has three emphases: Journalism, Radio/TV/Film, and Theater. It houses an up-to-date television/film studio, two prominent and well-equipped theaters (Irwin and Gulbenkian) in Beirut and (Selina Kurban) in Byblos. The three offer venues for stage performances, concerts, dance shows, film screenings, theatre workshops, and special events. The department produces two major theatre productions every year and around 25 student productions.

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 Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE-NEASC). There are currently over 8,000 enrolled students at LAU.

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective candidates should apply electronically by submitting a two-page pedagogical statement, a CV that includes the names, emails and phone numbers of four references, and a Digital Portfolio that includes a selection of their personal work, teaching work, and publications, not to exceed 25 pages. Applications should be sent by email to: Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, Email: Candidates must refer to position no. AS-15-2. Alternatively, candidates may send the application material by regular mail to one of the following addresses:

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs
Provost Office
Lebanese American University
P. O. Box 13-5053, Chouran 1102 2801

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs
Provost Office

Lebanese American University

211 East 46th Street

New York, NY 10017-2935

Applications Deadline: until position is filled.