American Univesity of Beirut

The Palestine Land Studies Center (PLSC)
  • Catalyst for interdisciplinary research and a global hub for grassroots investigation and dialogues around the question of land and population studies in Palestine

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


    Minimum Masters Degree in land and/or population studies in Palestine or a related field required, experience in coordination or management. Experience in archives is preferred. 

    Scope of work: 

    Reporting to the PLSC’s director, the research coordinator will have a large role coordinating the center’s activity. The coordinator assists in directing the research output of the PLSC.  Additionally, they will organize events, update, manage and catalogue the archives, and coordinate collaborations.  They will oversee the website, and PLSC communications including the email account, and will also oversee graduate research assistants. The coordinator may also conduct their own independent research. 

    Applications, nomination, and requests for additional information may be sent to Applications should include a statement of interest, CV, and a sample of their work. Review of applications will start August 1, 2022  and continue until the position is filled. 

    Announcements: PLSC Director Search

    The international search for the position of Director of the Palestine Land Studies Center has been launched. Please find below all relevant information. 

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    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 through research and academic practice, making them available for public interaction from within AUB’s campus. 
    ​The center’s primary aims include the documentation and preservation of Palestinian history, memory and socio-spatial practices; the production of research and publications; the organization of innovative teaching curriculums; and the creation of far-reaching networks of scholars, academics and professionals dedicated to the Palestinian cause. 

    The PLSC is a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and a global hub for grassroots investigation and dialogues around the question of land and population studies in Palestine. The PLSC upholds and advances the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, particularly the right of return, in accordance with International Law and UN resolutions guiding the inalienable rights of the Palestinian peoples to their land. ​

    The PLSC aims to document various aspects and questions related to land and population in Palestine; build on and expand the Dr. Salman Abu Sitta Archive of related documents; produce research, maps, statistics, papers, reports, and teaching material around the existing collection, and integrate both the collection as well as the scholarly output of the Center into the academic and public discourses at AUB and beyond.







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