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Urban Researcher - Housing Justice Team


The Beirut Urban Lab at the American University of Beirut is looking to hire a full-time Research Assistant to work with the Housing Justice Team.

The Beirut Urban Lab is a collaborative and interdisciplinary research space, which produces scholarship on urbanization in Lebanon and the region. Candidates interested in the position need to submit their CVs with a five-line description of their interest to Antonia Maria Bahna [[email protected]] no later than September 3, 2023.

Start Date: October 1, 2023.

Duration: 6 months (renewable)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.



The candidate will be working with the Beirut Urban Lab’s Housing Justice team, and will be entrusted with conducting field research, analysis, and literature reviews for a project investigating urban housing and forced population displacement in Beirut.


Qualifications and skills:

A graduate degree (MA in urban planning/studies/design/social science or more) is required, with a minimum of 2 years of experience. Strong academic research skills are a major plus.
Knowledge in: 1) mixed-income/affordable housing, 2) migration studies, and/or 3) forced population displacement is preferred.
Good oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic are required, in addition to solid interpersonal skills, organizational/coordination skills with attention to details.
The Beirut Urban Lab, in line with the American University of Beirut, is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

Detailed Tasks:

  • Participate in collective research group effort to frame field research in relation to the project scope,
  • Conduct guided literature reviews,
  • Organize meetings and workshops with public actors, relevant stakeholders and community of planners and experts,
  • Liaise with partner organizations and research consultants,
  • Develop surveys/questionnaires, conduct field work, and clean fieldwork data,
  • Write reports and prepare presentations on research subjects and findings.

Internship Program

The internship program at BUL engages undergraduate/graduate students with ongoing projects and provides them with a focused and challenging research experience related to urbanization and current urban transformation processes in Lebanon.

Deadline for internship applications

• Summer Session (June - August): May 1st
• Fall Session (September - December): August 1st
• Spring Session (February - May): December 1st


If you would like to be part of our team, submit your application to [email protected] 

Affiliates Program

The affiliates program strengthens collaborations between professionals, experts, academics, Ph.D. candidates and BUL researchers and facilitates for their contribution to ongoing research projects.

Affiliation applications are accepted for consideration all year long for scholars who are doing research related to one of the BUL’s research program areas:

• Social Value of Land
• Urban Recovery
• Critical Mapping 
• Planning Actors and Scales
• Spatial Practices
• Urban Informality

If you would like to be part of our team and our developing projects, submit your application to [email protected]