Director of Palestine Land Studies Center

American University of Beirut
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Executive, Executive Directors
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American University of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

The American University of Beirut (AUB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Palestinian Land Studies Center. 

The 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 Palestine.

 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 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 ( 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.


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