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Research Liaison and Outreach Officer Position
American University of Beirut

Date Posted Jun. 19, 2018
Title Research Liaison and Outreach Officer Position
University American University of Beirut
Department Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Application Deadline July 31, 2018
Position Start Date September 1, 2018
  • Beirut
  • Faculty Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Engineering - Other

The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering & Architecture (MSFEA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications for Research Liaison and Outreach Officer position as part of the expansion plans of the newly-endowed Faculty. The Research Liaison and Outreach Officer will establish strategic partnerships with industry and alumni and other institutions of higher learning. S/he will also interact with local, regional and international grade schools. The primary mission of this position is to increase the extent and breadth of MSFEA research collaboration with alumni, industry, governments, and leading academic institutions, and to enhance MSFEA’s ability to recruit talented doctoral students internationally and increase applications of female students into the under-represented undergraduate engineering disciplines. Candidates should be experienced professionals with a bachelor degree in engineering or architecture, and preferably holders of a master’s degree. Candidates with work experience in academia and industry are particularly encouraged to apply. This position requires travel.

With a total enrollment of approximately 2800 undergraduate, master’s, and PhD students, MSFEA is comprised of approximately 100 professorial rank and 60 part-time faculty members, and houses six departments: Architecture and Design, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, and graduate programs in Biomedical Engineering and Urban Design, Planning, and Policy. Our undergraduate engineering degree programs are ABET accredited.

Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has approximately 700 full-time faculty members and 8000 students from more than 60 countries. It offers programs leading to the bachelor’s, master’s, MD, and PhD degrees. The student body is 50 percent female, and the language of instruction is English. Set on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the University has a green campus dotted with historic and contemporary buildings, a state of the art athletics complex, and is located in the heart of the vibrant city of Beirut which offers numerous venues for the arts, entertainment, and community engagement. It is also located less than one hour’s drive from the ski slopes of Mt. Lebanon, and a wide variety of hiking, caving, and cycling terrain.

Applicants are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contacts of at least three references. Applications should be addressed to Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Dean Alan Shihadeh, and submitted electronically to: . For more information on the open positions, please review the detailed descriptions posted on MSFEA website

Applications will be reviewed starting August 1, 2018. The proposed starting date for the position is September 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The American University of Beirut is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

  • Alan Shihadeh
    Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
    American University of Beirut
    Office of the Dean
    Bechtel Engineering Bldg.
  • +9611347952


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