The American University of Beirut: Assistant Professor in Translation Studies

photoThe Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of assistant professor in translation studies to begin August 15, 2016.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, in translation studies, comparative literature, or another field of literary study that reflects a clear focus on translation theories and practices. They must be fluent in English and Arabic, have acquired an advanced level in at least one more language, and gained experience in translation. They will contribute to the existing minor in translation (housed in the Department of English and the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages) and to the development of a new MA in translation.
AUB faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Candidates are expected to teach on the undergraduate and graduate level and to participate in the collegial governance of the Department and University. The teaching load is 3/2 with generous support for junior faculty research. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.
To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and sample syllabus; arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to:
Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
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 highly encouraged and may be sent to:
To assure full consideration, please have all application materials reach AUB by October 31, 2015.
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The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. AUB is an equal opportunity employer.