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Graduate Research Assistant for Cultural Corridors of Peace


The Cultural Corridors of Peace is a programmatic initiative led by INHERIT in collaboration with the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management of the American University of Beirut (AUB). The initiative is supported by the British Council’s £30m Cultural Protection Fund, set up in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.


INHERIT and Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management at the American University of Beirut are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, for the period of November and December 2018, to work with members of Bedouin households for the purpose of inventorying and documenting the cultural heritage strategy. This will require performing the following tasks:


  • arrange interviews and gatherings with members of Bedouin households;

  • be required to travel to and undertake fieldwork in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon;

  • work with the project team and members of the Bedouin community;

  • be trained on documentation techniques;

  • attend workshops and online modules;

  • provide weekly coaching and support for the volunteers;

  • maintain and provide adequate financial records for the work, as agreed with the project director;

  • report to and work under the direction of the project director, to an agreed work plan;

  • undertake other project tasks as reasonably requested by the project director.



A Food Security Program graduate student who already received a graduate fellowship is preferable.


For more information about the project please visit: https://www.inherit-institute.org/ccp


All applicants should send their CV and their signed Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship letter by the 30th of October 2018, to ldem@aub.edu.lb.







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