Lebanese American University

Assistant/Associate Professor, Multimedia Journalism
School of Arts and Sciences

Department:
Communication Arts
Campus:
Beirut/Byblos
Expected start date:
Fall 2018
Deadline for applying:
Sept 30, 2017

Position Summary
The Department of Communication Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University (LAU) invites applicants to a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The department is interested in applicants able to balance theory, research, critical inquiry and journalistic production abilities—with strong emphasis on new forms of multimedia, data journalism and digital innovation, teach various undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to developing curricula and programs in the Department of Communication Arts.

Responsibilities

  • Teach on both campuses courses in multimedia journalism and digital innovation.
  • Advise and mentor students and support student production projects and activities.
  • Actively engage in scholarly production focused on Arab news and media.
  • Engage in service to the university and the department, particularly related to developing new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in journalism or media studies.
  • Evidence of professional journalistic output and practical experience, particularly in new forms of multimedia, and data journalism and digital innovation.
  • Evidence of successful university teaching.
  • Evidence of a strong research agenda.
  • Demonstrated interest in Lebanese and Arab media.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Arabic.
  • Ability to produce professional journalistic content, using the latest news forms and technologies.
  • Mastery of various quantitative or qualitative research methods, or both.
  • Ability to teach data journalism, digital innovation, multimedia journalism, data visualization, media analytics, new media business models, media law and ethics, media literacy and other specialized research areas.
  • Evidence of fund raising abilities and experience in developing and leading major projects and international programs, such as festivals and study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Knowledge of new digital and data methodologies and approaches both in research and news production.

The Department of Communication Arts offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that balances theory, research, professional practice and critical inquiry, and prepares students to become innovative, professional, and ethical communicators ready to thrive in a rapidly evolving field and industry. The department offers programs in multimedia journalism, television and film, communication, and the performing arts. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of media, film and the performing arts. It aims to develop civically engaged and informed citizens capable of reflecting on local and global issues. It strives to graduate ethical scholars, artists, and professionals in the various communication fields and specialties. Information about the department can be found at http://comm.lau.edu.lb

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 http://www.lau.edu.lb

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching and research interests, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: apaa@lau.edu.lb. 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-18-20 in the subject line of the email.

Lebanese American University

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Department:
Communication Arts
Campus:
Beirut/Byblos
Expected start date:
Fall 2018
Deadline for applying: Sept 30, 2017

Position Summary
The Department of Communication Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University (LAU) invites applicants to a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. The department is interested in applicants able to balance theory, research, critical inquiry and media/digital production abilities, teach various undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to developing curricula and programs in the Department of Communication Arts.

Responsibilities

  • Teach on both campuses professional, research and theoretical courses in media studies, from introductory to advanced levels.
  • Advise and mentor students and support student production projects and activities.
  • Actively engage in scholarly production focused on Arab media, film and communication.
  • Engage in service to the university and the department, particularly related to developing new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in media, film or communication studies.
  • Evidence of a strong research agenda and output.
  • Evidence of successful university teaching.
  • Evidence of creative/professional output and practical experience in the field.
  • Demonstrated interest in Lebanese and Arab media.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Arabic.
  • Ability to produce professional media content, using the latest technologies and concepts.
  • Mastery of various quantitative or qualitative research methods, ideally both.
  • Experience in teaching research methods, media law and ethics, media literacy, media and gender, and other specialized research areas.
  • Evidence of fund raising abilities and experience in developing and leading major projects and international programs, such as film festivals and study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Knowledge of new digital and data methodologies and approaches, both in research and media production.

The Department of Communication Arts offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that balances theory, research, professional practice and critical inquiry, and prepares students to become innovative, professional, and ethical communicators ready to thrive in a rapidly evolving field and industry. The department offers programs in multimedia journalism, television and film, communication, and the performing arts. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of media, film and the performing arts. It aims to develop civically engaged and informed citizens capable of reflecting on local and global issues. It strives to graduate ethical scholars, artists, and professionals in the various communication fields and specialties. Information about the department can be found at http://comm.lau.edu.lb

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 http://www.lau.edu.lb

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching and research interests, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: apaa@lau.edu.lb. 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-18-4 in the subject line of the email.

Lebanese American University

Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
School of Arts and Sciences
Department:
Communication Arts
Campus: Beirut/Byblos
Expected start date: Fall 2018
Deadline for applying: Sept 30, 2017

Position Summary
The Department of Communication Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University (LAU) invites applicants to a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. The department is interested in applicants who have a broad professional experience and a long track record in Advertising and Public Relations and can contribute to developing the BA in Communication and producing research related to the Lebanese and Arab Advertising/PR scene.

Responsibilities

  • Teach on both campuses introductory and advanced Advertising/PR courses, such as principles of advertising, introduction to public relations, writing for advertising and PR, copywriting, crisis communication, strategic communication, media entrepreneurship, information architecture, and other advanced courses.
  • Actively engage in research focused on Lebanese and Arab Advertising/PR.
  • Advise and mentor students in the Communication track, support student Advertising/PR projects, and help them connect with the industry.
  • Engage in service to the university and the department, particularly related to developing the new Communication program and building connections with the Advertising/PR industry.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Advertising, Public Relations or related field.
  • A broad professional experience and a long track record working in Advertising/PR, especially in integrated new and social media campaigns.
  • Evidence of successful university-level teaching and training.
  • Demonstrated interest in the Lebanese and Arab Advertising/PR scenes and strong local and international connections with the industry.
  • Evidence of scholarship and research productivity focused on the Arab Advertising/PR scene.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Arabic.
  • International Awards for Advertising/PR campaigns and/or advertising/PR certifications.
  • Experience in integrated and corporate communication campaigns, crisis communication management, strategic communication, analytics for communication, and the integration of traditional and new media communication campaigns.
  • Evidence of scholarly production focused on the Arab Advertising/PR scene.
  • Mastery of various quantitative or qualitative research methods, ideally both
  • Evidence of fund raising abilities and experience in developing and leading major projects and international programs, such as film festivals and study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Knowledge of new digital and data methodologies and approaches, both in research and media production.

The Department of Communication Arts offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that balances theory, research, professional practice and critical inquiry, and prepares students to become innovative, professional, and ethical communicators ready to thrive in a rapidly evolving field and industry. The department offers programs in multimedia journalism, television and film, communication, and the performing arts. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of media, film and the performing arts. It aims to develop civically engaged and informed citizens capable of reflecting on local and global issues. It strives to graduate ethical scholars, artists, and professionals in the various communication fields and specialties.

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 http://www.lau.edu.lb.

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching and research interests, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: apaa@lau.edu.lb. 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-18-3 in the subject line of the email.

Lebanese American University

Senior Instructor, Advertising and Public Relations
School of Arts and Sciences
Department:
Communication Arts
Campus:
Beirut/Byblos
Expected start date:
Fall 2018
Deadline for applying: Sept 30, 2017

Position Summary
The Department of Communication Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University (LAU) invites applicants to a faculty position at the Senior Instructor rank. The department is interested in applicants who have a broad professional experience and a long track record in Advertising and Public Relations and can contribute to developing the BA in Communication.

Responsibilities

  • Teach on both campuses introductory and advanced Advertising/PR courses, such as principles of advertising, introduction to public relations, writing for advertising and PR, copywriting, crisis communication, strategic communication, media entrepreneurship, information architecture, and other advanced courses.
  • Advise and mentor students in the Communication track, support student Advertising/PR projects, and help them connect with the industry.
  • Engage in service to the university and the department, particularly related to developing the new Communication program and building connections with the Advertising/PR industry.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in Advertising, Public Relations or related field.
  • A broad professional experience and a long track record working in Advertising/PR, especially in integrated new and social media campaigns.
  • Evidence of successful university-level teaching and training.
  • Demonstrated interest in the Lebanese and Arab Advertising/PR scenes and strong local and international connections with the industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Arabic.
  • International Awards for Advertising/PR campaigns and/or advertising/PR certifications.
  • Experience in integrated and corporate communication campaigns, crisis communication management, strategic communication, analytics for communication, and the integration of traditional and new media communication campaigns.
  • Evidence of scholarly production focused on the Arab Advertising/PR scene.
  • Evidence of fund raising abilities and experience in developing and leading major projects and international programs, such as film festivals and study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Knowledge of new digital and data methodologies and approaches, both in research and media production.

The Department of Communication Arts offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that balances theory, research, professional practice and critical inquiry, and prepares students to become innovative, professional, and ethical communicators ready to thrive in a rapidly evolving field and industry. The department offers programs in multimedia journalism, television and film, communication, and the performing arts. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of media, film and the performing arts. It aims to develop civically engaged and informed citizens capable of reflecting on local and global issues. It strives to graduate ethical scholars, artists, and professionals in the various communication fields and specialties.

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 http://www.lau.edu.lb.

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching and research interests, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: apaa@lau.edu.lb. 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-18-2 in the subject line of the email.

Lebanese American University

Assistant Professor, Film and Television
School of Arts and Sciences

Department:
Communication Arts
Campus:
Beirut/Byblos
Expected start date: Fall 2018
Deadline for applying: Sept 30, 2017

Position Summary
The Department of Communication Arts in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University (LAU) invites applicants to a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. The department is interested in applicants able to balance theory, research, critical inquiry and film/TV production abilities, teach various undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to developing curricula and programs in the Department of Communication Arts.

Responsibilities

  • Teach on both campuses professional, research and theoretical courses in Television and cinematic arts and studies, from introductory to advanced levels, such as courses in filmmaking principles, directing, producing, editing, cinematography, scriptwriting, storytelling, narrative and documentary filmmaking, and other advanced cinematic arts modules.
  • Advise and mentor students in the Film and Television track and support student film production projects.
  • Actively engage in scholarly production focused on Arab film and media.
  • Engage in service to the university and the department, particularly related to developing the new Film and Television program and future graduate degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., MFA or other terminal degree in film studies or related field.
  • Evidence of creative professional output and experience in filmmaking.
  • Evidence of successful university teaching.
  • Evidence of a strong research agenda and output.
  • Demonstrated interest in the Lebanese and Arab film scenes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Arabic.
  • Ability to produce professional content, using the latest technologies and concepts in filmmaking.
  • Mastery of various quantitative or qualitative research methods, ideally both.
  • Evidence of fund raising abilities and experience in developing and leading major projects and international programs, such as film festivals and study abroad and exchange programs.
  • Knowledge of new digital methodologies and approaches, both in research and film production.

The Department of Communication Arts offers a broad-based liberal arts curriculum that balances theory, research, professional practice and critical inquiry, and prepares students to become innovative, professional, and ethical communicators ready to thrive in a rapidly evolving field and industry. The department offers programs in multimedia journalism, television and film, communication, and the performing arts. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of media, film and the performing arts. It aims to develop civically engaged and informed citizens capable of reflecting on local and global issues. It strives to graduate ethical scholars, artists, and professionals in the various communication fields and specialties. Information about the department can be found at http://comm.lau.edu.lb

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 http://www.lau.edu.lb

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of interest including a statement of teaching and research interests, an updated CV, and unofficial transcripts by email to: apaa@lau.edu.lb. 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-18-1 in the subject line of the email.