Ausschreibung: Research Assistant (75%) (OI Beirut)

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The Orient-Institut Beirut is currently looking for a research assistant for its sub-project "Relations in the Ideoscape: Middle Eastern Students in the Eastern Bloc".

Please find information on this project here!

We seek to hire as soon as possible.

The position is part-time (75%) and limited to three years (local employee). Place of employ-ment is Beirut.


  • Doctorate (or very good MA) in history, anthropology, sociology of the Middle East (or a related field)
  • Good knowledge of Arabic
  • One language of a country of the former Eastern Bloc
  • English  
  •  Knowledge of archival and/or field work
  • Willingness to travel


  • Archive work
  • Conducting interviews
  • Preparation and organization of conferences with the project leader
  • Communication with project team members
  • Preparation of working papers and reports
  • Collaboration on the creation of a database
  • Preparation of a publication


The Orient Institut is a research institute of the Max Weber Foundation, which is part of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Max Weber Foundation is a family-friendly employer that is concerned about reconciling work and family life. We implement equality policy goals and guidelines and therefore emphatically call on qualified women to apply.

The remuneration is based on the wage scheme of the German Embassy in Beirut.
Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, certificates, list of publications, etc.) must be sent by e-mail to:

Orient-Institut Beirut, Frau Prof. Dr. Birgit Schäbler
E-Mail: schaebler(at)