Job Opportunities


GIS Assistant


Position Title : GIS Assistant
Reports to : GIS Center Director
Location : Balamand – Al-Koura
Employment Period : 6 months, starting August 2021, with the possibility of renewal.
Applications Deadline : August 5, 2021
 
Position Summary
The GIS Center, at the Faculty of Engineering, is on the search for a GIS Assistant to join the team. This position provides assistance and support to the GIS Analyst . The job requires high knowledge of programming and software literacy. The candidates must have a high level of commitment, critical thinking, and ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines, and minimal supervision.
 
Tasks

  • - Perform desk-based data capturing applying digitizing and georeferencing techniques
  • - Prepare basemaps to support field surveys
  • - Support with the development of digital field surveys
  • - Assist in data processing through data cleaning and data validation following field surveys
  • - Assist in the production or updating of information products, such as online maps, web apps, dashboards, charts, maps, infographics, and other graphic products
  • - Perform varied data gathering and entry to create, maintain, display, and update GIS databases, coverages, and linkages to various GIS databases
 
Skills
  • - Good knowledge of Python, Java, HTML, is essential
  • - The ability to produce presentations, and/or written protocol of methods for reports to replicate GIS-related analyses or modeling techniques applied on projects is strongly preferred
  • - Work under the pressure of multiple deadlines with minimal supervision
  • - Work with minimum advanced notice of project requests and deliver products on schedule
  • - Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • - Remain current in knowledge of software and hardware required to carry out duties and responsibilities
  • - May be assigned tasks that require a presence on the field
 
Requirements and Qualifications
  • - A degree in the field of Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering, or any other related field
  • - Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required
 
How to apply
Interested candidates are asked to send an updated CV and a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications for this position to the GIS Center Director, Dr. Amal IAALY, at the following email address: amal.iaaly@balamand.edu.lb, and the Human Resource office at the following email address: hr@balamand.edu.lb
Please mention the position title in the subject of your email.


SWaTH Administrative Assistant & Communication coordinator


 

 
 
 
The story of Chemical Engineering at the University of Balamand (UOB) started in 2008 as the first Chemical Engineering program and department in Lebanon. The Chemical Engineering Department at UOB has grown exponentially to host many states of the art laboratories. Teaching is delivered by highly qualified faculty and staff members and the research at the department is of high caliber attracting major European funding and active collaboration with highly ranked institutions leading to peer-review publications in major scientific journals. In line with this, Dr. Makram El Bachawati has been successful in acquiring a major European ERASMUS+ grant, which will be managing and coordinating for capacity building in higher education entitled "Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals / SWaTH". SWaTH project has a total budget of almost 1 million euros, and it is in partnership with 6 European institutions and 5 Lebanese higher education institutions.

The Faculty of Engineering at UOB prides itself on being a leader in engineering education and research and played a key role in the recent ascension of the University of Balamand to second in Lebanon in the prestigious QS 2022 World University Rankings and the first University in Lebanon for the QS 2021 World University Rankings Young Universities under the age of 50.

The SWaTH project within the Chemical Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering is inviting nominations and applications to fill up the position of Administrative Assistant and Communication Coordinator to ensure the efficient organization of the SWaTH project and the execution of all its tasks accurately and in a timely manner.

Title:
SWaTH Administrative Assistant and Communication Coordinator.

Location:
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Balamand (main campus), Lebanon.

Reports to:
“Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals / SWaTH” project manager.

Type:
Full-time for the total duration of the project (30 months in the first instance)

Job Overview
We are looking for a full-time responsible administrative assistant and communication coordinator for the E+CBHE SWaTH project to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. The administrative assistant and communication coordinator will serve as an initial point of contact, where she/he will deal with people from a wide variety of levels, from students to professors and even University presidents. Therefore, all duties must be completed accurately and delivered confidentially and with high quality and in a timely manner.

Responsibilities and Duties
The responsibilities and duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • • Ensure efficient and smooth day-to-day office needs (e.g. answering phone calls, contacting the partners, following up the e-forms, etc.).
  • • Friendly, positive disposition with a willingness to support the coordinator, managers, leaders, board, and committees to ensure efficient organization and communication.
  • • Develop and maintain appropriate computer and manual filing/archiving systems.
  • • Maintain confidential and time-sensitive material in all circumstances.
  • • Ensure that all duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.
  • • Schedule meetings and take detailed and accurate minutes.
  • • Write letters and emails on behalf of the project coordinator.
  • • Coordinate internal and external events, workshops, seminars, and special events.
  • • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.
  • • Prepare invoices and follow up with suppliers.
  • • Organize and schedule appointments.
  • • Greet and provide general support to visitors related to the project.
  • • Manage and updates the social media accounts of the project (Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
  • • Carry out clerical duties such as printing out, typing, copying, and scanning on behalf of other colleagues.
  • • Deal with people from a wide variety of levels, from students to professors and even University presidents.
  • • Handle administrative requests and face-to-face inquiries.
  • • Execute social media strategy and integrated digital marketing campaigns.
  • • Utilize social listening tools to generate insights and conversations to propose actionable optimizations.
  • • Create and maintain content calendars and enforce the Social Media Guidelines.
  • • Manage communities located in social networking sites including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • • Participate constructively in brainstorming sessions with project team members.
  • • Work with the other team members to ensure the project milestones, initiatives and events are communicated on all our social media platforms to be coherent with the website.
  • • Design, create and manage promotions and Facebook ad campaigns when needed.
  • • Attend events in any of the Lebanese partner universities and conduct live coverage based on predefined requirements.
  • • Measure, optimize and report on the performance, learnings, and insights of social media recommendations.
  • • Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on the effectiveness of campaigns to maximize results.
  • • Regularly monitor trends in social media tools, trends, and applications.
  • • Produce monthly activity reports for projects they are working on.
  • • Write press releases in English and/or Arabic.
  • • Update website content as needed (training will be provided on the CMS platform).

Skills and Qualifications
  • • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • • Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Arabic (French and/or Spanish desirable).
  • • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • • Strong knowledge of social media tools.
  • • Proficient with social media content generation tools.
  • • Strong work ethic and personal accountability.
  • • Experience in coordinating meetings/events for large groups with minimal direction and supervision.
  • • Able to communicate and work effectively from a home/remote office location using various online tools.
  • • Able to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • • Maintain records with a high degree of accuracy.
  • • Hold a minim of a BS degree in a relevant discipline (MS desirable).
  • • Flexible and able to adapt to changes in tasks with professionalism.
  • • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • • Good interpersonal skills.

Informal Enquiry
If you would like to have an informal chat to enquire about the vacancy, please contact Dr. Makram El Bachawati, SWaTH Project Manager, at makram.bachawati@balamand.edu.lb to arrange a suitable online appointment.

Application:
Applications available at http://www.balamand.edu.lb/AboutUOB/Pages/JobOpportunities.aspx Documents required for a complete application are a letter of interest indicating the vacancy and an up-to-date resume (CV). Application materials will only be accepted if submitted online to both The Office of Human Resources and The Faculty of engineering at: hr@balamand.edu.lb and foe@balamand.edu.lb.

The deadline for application submittal for this opening is 25 July 2021 4 pm. Required documents:
  • • Curriculum Vitae.
  • • Motivation Letter.
  • • The names of three referees along with their contact details.

Interviews
Interviews will take place in early August.

Survey Coordinator


Position Title: Survey Coordinator
Reports to: GIS Center Director / Faculty of Engineering - University of Balamand
Location: Jurd El Qayteh - Akkar
Duration: The duration of the consultancy is 3 months with the expected start date as soon as possible.
Applications Deadline: July 14, 2021

Position Summary
This is a call for applications for a survey coordinator who will micro-manage, supervise, and support the day-to-day data collection efforts at the field implementation level based on tools and methods set by the GIS Center Director. The survey coordinator should have a proven experience of administering individual/household surveys preferably as a field supervisor or coordinator responsible for checking the quality of work of enumerators.

Tasks
The survey coordinator will be hired for the following tasks:

  • • Prepare detailed survey work plan with time frame based on the identified sample
  • • Support the day-to-day work of enumerators and supervisors for data collection
  • • Carries out training of enumerators based on the survey questionnaire and manual
  • • Coordinate with the municipalities to outreach enumerators
  • • Supervise field work against plan and provide regular report on progress
  • • Conducts high-frequency monitoring for quality assurance reviews of data collected in consultation and coordination with the GIS Center Director
  • • Prepare comprehensive weekly report about survey activities, challenges, lesson learned.

Deliverables
The coordinator will submit the following to the GIS Center Director:
  • • Detailed survey work plan
  • • List of hired enumerators and supervisors
  • • Weekly regular progress report during data collection
  • • Bi-weekly report on progress of work against to the work plan

Skills
  • • Good computer skills with good command of commonly used software (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, email etc…)
  • • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • • Strong organizational skills and attention to-detail
  • • Dynamic and pro-active with creative problem-solving skills, particularly in challenging situations
  • • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • • Familiarity with the area of operation (Jurd El Qayteh - Akkar)
  • • Flexible mobility within Jurd El Qayteh / Akkar, with car availability
  • • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goal
  • • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability

Requirements and Qualifications
  • • A degree in the field of social science, Business Administration or any other related field- or equivalent in work experience
  • • Minimum 2 years of related experience

Languages
  • • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is required and a good command of working English is preferable.

How to apply
  • • Interested candidates are asked to send an updated CV and a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications for this position to the GIS Center Director, Dr. Amal IAALY, at the following email address: amal.iaaly@balamand.edu.lb and hr@balamand.edu.lb
  • • Please mention the position title in the subject of your email.

Assistant or Associate level for the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) at the University of Balamand (UOB) prides itself on being a leader in engineering education and cutting edge research. UOB has most recently climbed to the rank of second in Lebanon in the prestigious QS 2021 World University Rankings and sustained its position in the QS 2022 despite the numerous challenges and adversities, and is the top University in Lebanon for the QS 2021 World University Rankings Young Universities under the age of 50.

All departments and centres at FOE are committed to the UOB strategic vision towards continuous improvement and excellence in academic work by fostering the best teaching programs and promoting high-quality research activities. Our programs in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering: BS (ABET accredited), BE, and MS are supported by fully equipped and state-of-the-art laboratories that are opened to students, community services, and industry users. Many of our laboratories have been granted the ISO certification, with a scope of activities that include teaching, testing for internal and external parties, consultancy as well as conducting various R&D programs. Teaching is delivered by highly qualified faculty and staff members and the research undertaking at all departments and centres is of high caliber attracting major European funding and active collaboration with highly ranked institutions leading to peer-reviewed publications in major scientific journals.

Our graduated engineers have made major contributions for the development of our community; we are proud of this history, building on the past achievements to educate our current students with a strategic vision for the future. For a brief overview of recent achievements of the University and the Faculty in particular, please visit our University News section (click here).

The Faculty of Engineering is currently seeking applicants at the Assistant or Associate level as per below:

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering:

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering invites applications for up to 3 full-time faculty positions, in “Transportation Systems”, “Geotechnical Engineering”, and “Environmental Engineering”, as described herein below. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D in Civil Engineering with a strong research record (h-index) and refereed publications. Outstanding candidates with expertise in similar areas may also be considered. The successful candidates are expected to develop research programs that complement the existing areas of excellence within the Department and Faculty of Engineering, as well as to actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions and to engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

  • • Transportation systems: Of particular interest are the areas of highway design, intelligent transportation systems, transportation economics, logistics, transit modeling, demand modeling, network modeling, traffic control and simulation, and traffic safety.
  • • Geotechnical engineering: Of particular interest are the areas of soil mechanics, foundation engineering, soil-structure interaction, buried infrastructure, geo-environmental engineering, resources, and risk assessment.
  • • Environmental engineering: Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They work to improve recycling, waste treatment and disposal, public health, and air pollution control. They also address global issues such as unsafe drinking water, climate change, and environmental sustainability.

For further information, please contact Dr Joseph Assaad, Chairperson on foe@balamand.edu.lb and hr@balamand.edu.lb

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for 1 full-time faculty position in Aeronautical Engineering with a preferred focus on Aeronautical structures and composite materials. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D in Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with aeronautical specialty from an accredited university with a strong research record (h-index) and refereed publications. Outstanding candidates with expertise in similar areas may also be considered. The successful candidates are expected to develop research programs that complement the existing areas of excellence within the Department and Faculty of Engineering, as well as to actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions and to engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

The University of Balamand (UOB), with its strategic vision and forward thinking mentality, was the first and still is the only university in Lebanon to offer a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

For further information, please contact Dr Haissam Haidar, Chairperson on foe@balamand.edu.lb and hr@balamand.edu.lb

Department of Chemical Engineering:

The Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for up to 2 full-time faculty positions in Chemical Engineering with expertise in Petroleum and Gas. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from an accredited university with a strong research record (h-index) and refereed publications. Outstanding candidates with expertise in similar areas may also be considered. The successful candidates are expected to develop research programs that complement the existing areas of excellence within the Department and Faculty of Engineering, as well as to actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions and to engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

The University of Balamand (UOB), with its strategic vision and forward thinking mentality, was the first university in Lebanon to establish a Chemical Engineering program and department at the Faculty of Engineering as far back as 2008. The Chemical Engineering Department has grown exponentially to host many state of the art laboratories including two unique facilities in Lebanon and the MENA region: (1) simulator for gas & petroleum drilling and (2) the 1st Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Centre.

For further information, please contact Dr Rima Manneh, Chairperson on foe@balamand.edu.lb and hr@balamand.edu.lb

Department of Electrical Engineering:

The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for up to 2 full-time faculty positions in Electrical Engineering with expertise in (1) Biomedical Engineering and (2) Energy Storage Systems. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D in Biomedical/Biomechanics Engineering or Energy Storage Systems from an accredited university with strong research record (h-index) and refereed publications. Outstanding candidates with expertise in similar areas may also be considered. The successful candidates are expected to develop research programs that complement the existing areas of excellence within the Department and Faculty of Engineering, as well as to actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions and to engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

For further information, please contact Dr Mohamad Khaldi, Chairperson on foe@balamand.edu.lb and hr@balamand.edu.lb

Department of Computer Engineering:

The Department of Computer Engineering invites applications for up to 2 full-time faculty positions in Computer Engineering with expertise in (1) Artificial Intelligence and (2) Cyberseciurity Systems. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence or Cybersecurity from an accredited university with strong research record (h-index) and refereed publications. Outstanding candidates with expertise in similar areas may also be considered. The successful candidates are expected to develop research programs that complement the existing areas of excellence within the Department and Faculty of Engineering, as well as to actively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions and to engage in department, institute, and professional service activities.

For further information, please contact Dr Issam Dagher, Chairperson on foe@balamand.edu.lb and hr@balamand.edu.lb

ALL CANDIDATES:

PRINCIPAL DUTIES
  • - Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and develop both courses and associated labs
  • - Conducting independent research and collaborating with colleagues within and outwith the University
  • - Contributing to the review of courses and programs and in assessment, quality assurance, and quality enhancement as needed
  • - Securing internal and external funds
  • - Student mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • - Being actively involved in different services to the University and Community
  • - Supporting faculty efforts in student recruitment at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • - Supporting and mentoring students and student activities.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • - BS or BE holder in Engineering is a must
  • - Master and Ph.D. holder in Engineering or closely related field (as per each department above)
  • - Postdoctoral or industrial experience (after PhD) is a must
  • - Previous involvement in European funded projects is a plus
  • - Three years of teaching experience after PhD is highly desirable
  • - Knowledge of basic educational and research equipment as well as simulation software as per each discipline above
  • - Strong research records (h index)
  • - Exceptional skills for research to develop an innovative, independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research
  • - Strong pedagogical skills and enthusiasm for teaching
  • - Strong interpersonal skills and team spirit

APPLICATION
Required application documents:
  • • Curriculum Vitae
  • • Motivation Letter including teaching and research statements
  • • Names of three referees and their contact details (referees will be contacted by the Faculty)
  • • Applications through LinkedIn are accepted

Please send your application and documents to foe@balamand.edu.lb and hr@balamand.edu.lb

Closing date is Monday 26th July 2021.

Interviews: early August 2021.

Starting time for the position: by 1st September 2021 or by agreement

The respective interview panels will be chaired by Professr Rami Abboud, Vice President for Internationalization & Engagement and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Candidates will be appointed on merit in an equitable and transparent process.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance assistance, children’s tuition reimbursement in private schools up to Grade 12 and free education for children of faculty at the University.

For any further information not highlighted above, please email Professor Rami Abboud on foe@balamand.edu.lb


Career opportunity in Nursing - Faculty of Health Sciences


March 2021

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon, invites applicants for a full-time faculty appointment in the field of Nursing at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, effective Fall of 2021.

The University of Balamand is dedicated to graduating professionals who are well-rounded, critical thinkers, life-long learners, and active citizens in their respective societies. The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Health Sciences, including Public Health, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, and Nutritional Sciences, with pre-medical tracks to medical school. Programs are offered on three campuses: Beirut, Koura, and Souk El Gharb. The languages of instruction are English and French.

The Faculty encourages multidisciplinary teamwork, research and collaboration with different academic institutions and university teaching hospitals. The academic environment at the Nursing Program supports learning/mentorship dynamics and assists students to acquire hands-on experience.

The Nursing program at FHS-UOB has recently launched the Master of Science in Adult Care. The MSN with emphasis on advanced clinical practice has currently two tracks; 1) ADULT CARE and 2) NEONATAL AND CHILD CARE (to be launched AY 2021-22). The MSN is benchmarked against leading programs in the USA and Europe and will be tailored to the health problems and cultural needs of Lebanon and the Middle East. An academic position is currently open for faculty with a PhD degree and with expertise in Advanced Nursing Practice/Adult Care/Chronic illness and Nursing Research.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, engage in interdisciplinary research, and undertake community-based activities. PhD-holder faculty with expertise in the above area are welcome to apply. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, end-of-service indemnity, and assistance with children’s education.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter including a statement on teaching and research interests, and the names and contact details of three references before April 30th, 2021, to Dr. Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, huda.huijer@balamand.edu.lb and Mr. Tony Chammas, Director of Human Resources, hr@balamand.edu.lb

For additional information, please visit: http://www.balamand.edu.lb

Chair for Clinical Departments at the Mount Lebanon Hospital – Balamand University Medical Center

Ranked Second Best University in Lebanon according to the QS University World Ranking 2021, the University of Balamand is joining efforts with the Mount Lebanon Hospital – Balamand University Medical Center (MLH-BUMC), that has become the newly affiliated university hospital for medical education and clinical training at our Faculty of Medicine. MLH – BUMC is a JCI accredited tertiary care medical center, expanding its capacity to over 400 beds by July 2020.

Accordingly, the University of Balamand Faculty of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair for the following clinical departments at the Mount Lebanon Hospital – Balamand University Medical Center:

  • • Department of Surgery
  • • Department of Medicine
  • • Department of Pediatrics
  • • Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • • Department of Anesthesia
  • • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • • Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • • Department of Ophthalmology
  • • Department of Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology
  • • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • • Department of Dermatology

Our aim is to enrich the quality of human life by improvement of health, advancement of medical and scientific knowledge, and creation of an environment for professional preparation of individuals dedicated to health care service.

The appointed Chair will bring proven leadership skills to the position, will have a strong sense for how to manage all three missions, will have the ability to lead through change in a collegial manner, and be able to successfully leverage the many collaborative opportunities that exist at the University and at MLH – BUMC. Candidates should hold an MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent, be American or European board certified or equivalent, and will have academic credentials appropriate for appointment at the academic rank of Associate, or Professor in the specialty. Demonstrated leadership in academic medicine and health care is required.

The position will remain open until filled, and all communications will be kept in strict confidence.

Please send your nominations to the Medical Dean’s Office Email: pme@balamand.edu.lb.

**Required application documents :
  • • CV
  • • Cover Letter
  • • Three Letters of references


Associate or Full professor level in Clinical Psychology - Department of Psychology

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Balamand (UOB) is currently seeking applicants at the Associate or Full professor level in Clinical Psychology. The position is effective September, 2020. A PhD or a PsyD is required and clinical experience with outpatient and/or inpatient populations is desirable. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, supervise and examine graduate theses. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in scholarly research and have a publication record. The language of instruction is English.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance assistance, end-of-service indemnity, and assistance with children's education.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest and contact information for at least 3 referees to provoffice@balamand.edu.lb

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