President's Assistant for Community Affairs
Dr Shaker S. Bitar obtained his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1983, MSc degree from The Ohio State University, USA in 1985 and PhD degree in Structural Engineering from The University of Manchester, UK in 1995.
Dr Bitar was appointed as an Assistant Professor at An-Najah in 1996. In addition to his academic duties he was appointed as Head of Postgraduate Studies in Natural and Applied Sciences for one year, Head of Civil Engineering Department for two years, Head of Building Engineering Department for two years, Vice President for Administrative Affairs for two years and Dean of Hisham Hijjawi College of Technology for one year.
He also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK for five years (1991-1996), an Assistant Professor at Fahad Bin Sultan University (FBSU) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia for one year (2013-2014) and a Senior Assistant Professor at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) in Brunei Darussalam for three years (2014-2017).
Duties and Responsibilities
The President’s Assistant for Community Affairs Office aims at developing the university role and performance in serving the Palestinian society and local communities. It also works hard to unite the visions and strategies of the university’s faculties, scientific centres, facilities and departments to promote its social responsibility in realization of the university’s vision and mission in partnership and cooperation with governmental, nongovernmental and private institutions.