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Director General, Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) 31/08/2017 Beirut

Director General, Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS)

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan academic institution unaffiliated with any political organization or government. Established in Beirut in 1963, it is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Throughout the Arab world, IPS is looked upon as the major source of accurate information and analysis and as a model of institutional organization and independence. In the English and French speaking worlds, its publications are widely respected and extensively used in academic work on these issues. IPS’s library, located at the Institute’s Beirut headquarters, is the largest in the Arab world specializing in Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS maintains an office in Ramallah, Palestine and supports IPS-USA in Washington, DC. Non-resident academics living in such countries as Egypt, France, the U.K., the U.S. and Canada complement the IPS research team.

IPS is currently seeking a Director General to administer and oversee the Institute’s global operations. This is a full-time senior executive position that requires residence in Beirut and willingness to travel.


  • A post graduate degree from a reputable university.
  • Proven track record in senior administration within academic, research or cultural institutions, strategic planning, fundraising, grant oversight and management.
  • Broad knowledge of the Arab-Israeli conflict and Palestine Question.
  • Familiarity with the Arab countries.
  • Absolute fluency in Arabic and English.
  • Computer literacy and regular use of main applications.


  • Participation in defining research and publication programs.
  • Supervising implementation of approved programs.
  • Coordination of offices and project teams.
  • Overall management of the budget, finance and staff.
  • Fundraising.
  • Development and expansion of the Institute and its projects in keeping with its mission.
  • Raising IPS’s public profile.


Negotiable, depending on academic degree and experience.

Application Procedure:

Please email with a cover letter, resume, and list of references to the following address: Application should be sent no later than 31 August 2017.

It will not be possible for the search committee to individually answer each applicant.  However, please be assured that each application will be carefully reviewed by the search committee.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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