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The Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) has recently revised its undergraduate and graduate curricula, and is seeking to recruit, develop, and retain faculty that will contribute to the long-term success of our academic programs. The Department therefore invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of public administration and public management to begin September 15, 2012.

Qualified candidates must possess a PhD in public administration, public management, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration and management. Ability to teach courses on topics such as non-profit management, program implementation, program evaluation, and qualitative methods is desirable. While the specific area of research specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates focused on topics relevant to issues of public administration and public management within the Middle East region. As AUB is a culturally diverse institution, candidates must also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be prepared to contribute to the mentoring of MA thesis projects.

To apply, please send a letter of intent that describes qualifications, outlines a research agenda, and addresses teaching interests, a sample publication or scholarly work, a CV, a statement on teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available, and three reference letters to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon.

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to Review of applications will begin January 23, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on this position, please visit American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates attending the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting, December 1-4, 2011 in Washington D.C. and are interested in discussing the position may contact Waleed Hazbun ( or else pass by the AUB booth in the MESA Book Exhibit.

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