LINGUIST List 29.3832

Thu Oct 04 2018

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The American University of Beirut

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 03-Oct-2018
From: Nadia El Cheikh <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon
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University or Organization: The American University of Beirut
Department: The Department of English
Job Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Language Testing/Assessment

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Testing/Assessment

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English at the American University of Beirut invites applications for a tenure-track position in English Language Testing at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise and contribute to curriculum development in the department’s Language program and assessment. They will have a 50% service commitment to manage the delivery of quality English language assessment and contribute to the review of English language proficiency standards and requirements. This will be done in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) and other academic and administrative units in the University. Experience in the design and development of language testing materials, the statistical analysis of test scores, and the process of ongoing test validation is required.

The teaching load is 50% of the regular teaching load with generous support for junior faculty research. Applicants should have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Educational Measurement, or a related field, upon appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample, and a sample syllabus to the application email provided below. Applicants should arrange for three referees to directly send recommendation letters by email to the application email.

For full consideration, all application documents should arrive by November 1, 2018.

For more information on this position, please visit

The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dean Nadia El Cheikh

Page Updated: 04-Oct-2018