LAND STUDIES CENTER
American University of
The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites
applications and nominations for the position of Director of the
Palestinian Land Studies Center.
Palestine Land Studies Center (PLSC) at the American University
of Beirut was established as part of AUB’s ongoing commitment to
the preservation, reclamation and dissemination of Palestinian
history. The PLSC is the permanent home for the extensive archives
of Dr. Salman Abu Sitta and the Palestine Land Society in London,
and activates the archives though research and academic practice,
making them available for public interaction from within AUB’s
campus. AUB envisions the PLSC as a catalyst for interdisciplinary
research and a global hub for grassroots investigation and
dialogues around the question of land and population studies in
Reporting to the Provost, the Director leads the Center
and is responsible for driving its fundraising efforts, developing
its programs (research, education, outreach), internal and external
partnerships, public relations, and for managing its operations.
Holder of a PhD in a relevant field, the Director must have
excellent research credentials and a strong track record in
developing and leading innovative programs or institutes. He/She
will hold a full-time professorial rank position in a relevant
department/faculty and is expected to contribute to AUB’s
educational mission through teaching, offering advanced seminars,
and graduate thesis supervision. He/She must be committed to
expanding the Dr. Salman Abu Sitta Archive and to forging working
relations with other AUB centers and institutes, and with
organizations in the region and around the world. The Director will
have outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal
skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with people from
a range of social, political, and cultural backgrounds.
Applications, nominations, and requests for additional
information may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications
should include a statement of interest, CV, and list of references.
The deadline for receiving applications is August 31, 2022 but
recruitment will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1866, AUB (www.aub.edu.lb) is a private,
independent, non- profit, non-sectarian institution of higher
learning operating under a charter from the State of New York. AUB
is an equal opportunity employer.