Mirvat Bulbul has been a full time faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering at Birzeit University since 1999. She completed her PhD degree at Cambridge University in 1998. In addition to her teaching post, she had served in a number of administrative posts within the university including Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (2005-2008), Assistant to the President for External Relations (2009-2010) and Director of Grant and Contracts (2011). She was appointed as the Head of the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (AQAC), a national semi-autonomous body under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education from Aug 2012-Dec 2013. She served as Assistant to the President from August 2015 until her appointment as Vice president for planning and Development starting february 2016.