Professor Ibrahim is the representative of Jordan in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee and former President of the Society of Friends of Archaeology, and he was a professor and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Al-Isra Private University, Jordan (2006-2008).
He is a PhD graduate of the Free University of Berlin (1970). Since graduation, he held several academic and administrative positions at Yarmouk University including Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (1981-1984), Founding Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (1984-1991). He was a professor and Founding Director of the Department of Archaeology at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Dr. Ibrahim had also carried out excavations and other research projects in Palestine, Jordan, Germany, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, and Oman. He holds das Grosse Bundesverdienstkreuz from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany (1987), the Award of Arab Archaeologists Association, and the Award of the University of Philadelphia and other awards.