The American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, invites applications for the position of a Curator of the Archaeological Museum. The AUB Archaeological Museum is a teaching/research unit and serves the wider metropolitan community as a cultural resource.
Reporting to the Provost, the Curator is the responsible head of the Museum, leading and managing all its operations, including research, planning, budgeting, fundraising, partnership development, media and public relations, personnel, and assessment. The Curator is responsible to set and operationalize the strategic directions of the Museum that are in tune with AUB’s strategy and its direction to create impact in society. The Curator provides leadership by shaping the Museum’s research agenda and initiating new policy-relevant collaborative projects. The Curator mentors the Museum researchers and provides quality control for its research plans and outputs.
Applicants should have a PhD in Archaeology. The position carries an academic appointment in the Department of History and Archaeology, and a close working collaboration with the archaeologists in the department is expected. The Curator can offer courses on subjects such as material culture studies, cultural heritage management, and museum studies. Also, applicants should have knowledge of novel twenty-first century up-to-date theories and practices in the museum sector. Ideally, they should be trained in both fields of archaeology and museology since these twin credentials are crucial for the position. Applicants should be noted scholars and are expected to maintain a high international research profile for attracting scholars, graduate students, and the wider public.