Call for Applications: LAWHA Projekt Assistenz (w/m/d) (OI Beirut)

Bewerbungsschluss: 17.09.2923

The Orient-Institut Beirut (OI Beirut), a German academic research institute of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad seeks to employ an assistant to the LAWHA research project (f/m/d) 40%, 16.4 hours per week.

The position is to be filled from 1 October 2023. The fixed-term contract will initially be limited to six months, with the possibility to extend for 3-6 months. The place of employment is Beirut.

Duties include:
Assisting the research team of the research project LAWHA (Lebanon’s Art World at Home and Abroad, in preparing the Database and Digital Platform (DDP) for publication, including digitisation and organisation of archival material and data entry revolving around the trajectories of artists and their works.

Your profile includes:

  • BA in art history, digitial humanities or related field;
  • Very good written skills in English, Arabic and French;
  • Strong interest in topics related to art history and digital humanities;
  • Experience in working with art historical archives and/or digital humanities of ad-vantage;
  • Enjoy working independently, coordinating and communicating in an international environment;
  • Team spirit, flexibility and commitment.

We offer:

  • A varied job in the heart of Beirut;
  • Team-oriented work in a collegial environment;
  • Payment according to the salary scheme of the German Embassy Beirut for local employment contracts ("local employees");
  • Possibility of regular training in the field of work;
  • A position in a public institution funded by the German Federal Ministry of Educa-tion and Research.

The Max Weber Foundation is a family-friendly employer that is particularly concerned about the compatibility of work and family. You can find initial information on the living and working conditions at the Beirut office on our website (

Professional equality between women and men and equal opportunities for people with severe disabilities are important to us. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications regardless of nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion and belief, age, and sexual orientation and identity.

Applications with the usual documents (motivation letter, curriculum vitae, certificates etc.) should be sent before 17 September 2023 to the director of the institute:

Orient-Institut Beirut, Prof. Dr. Jens Hanssen
E-mail: bewerbungen(at)

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 20 September 2023.

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