Career Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Ecology

School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Natural Sciences
Campus: Beirut
Expected start date: Fall 2024

Deadline for applying:  May 15, 2024

Position Summary:

The Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Environmental Sciences and Ecology. The department is dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship, and we are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual who shares our commitment to these values.

Prospective candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, Ecology, or a related field. The successful candidate should have a proven publication track record in top-tier journals, demonstrated ability to attract grant funding, and effective teaching experience. Previous teaching experience in environmental science, ecology, and introductory biology is highly recommended.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching activities address issues related to sustainability, biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, and ecosystem management. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interdisciplinary perspective and be able to engage with diverse stakeholders in academic, institutional, and community settings.

In addition to excellence in research and teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to program development, academic advising, and institutional and community service initiatives. This position offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative department that is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and promoting positive change through education and research.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and contribute to our mission of fostering a deeper understanding of the natural world and promoting sustainable practices for the benefit of current and future generations.



Minimum Qualifications:

The Department:

The Department of Natural Sciences is one of the five 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 and Dietetics, a B.S. 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:

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 and research interests, and an updated CV by email to: . The CV should include the names, emails 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-25-13, in the subject line of the email.