Assistant/Associate Professor in Translation Studies

Doha, Qatar
20 Sep 2018
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19 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location Doha,QA

Department Name English Literature and Linguistics

College/Department Profile            

Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates,destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty that teaches and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society.

Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry. All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students- are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.

College Profile:

The College of Arts and Sciences(CAS) houses twelve departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature &Linguistics and Arabic Languages, History, Sociology,Social Work,International Affairs, Mass Communication, Psychology, Policy,Planning &Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences,Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Material Science,Sports Science, and Human Nutrition. The College also houses five MasterPrograms, which are in Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Gulf Studies, Material Science and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS launched a PhDin Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also, the newly established three research centers namely Center for Social Science and Humanities, Center for Sustainable Development, and  Gulf Studies Center. The College is also starting a new Phd in Gulf Studies, a Mater in Applied Statistics, and a Master in Public Health in Fall 2015.

It is worth mentioning that as members of QU, CAS faculty member have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas.  Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit exceeding 1million/project (5million exceptional projects) along with student research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most of QNRF awards, with many research- active faculty members able to win multiple grants.   

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Description 

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics seeks to appoint an Assistant/Associate Professor with specialization in Translation Studies. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Translation Studies, a native or near-native proficiency in both Arabic and English, and the ability to deliver effective lectures on topics relating to translation theory and methods. We particularly welcome applicants who have a track record of excellence in research, as well as knowledge of professional practice, and familiarity with the latest translation tools and technologies. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses (3 per semester); contributing to the university core curriculum; supervising graduation projects; and being an active member in the department, college, and university communities.

All QU faculty members must demonstrate effectiveness in the following categories: teaching; program development; scholarly research, professional and/or creative activities; and institutional and/or community service.

Duties & Responsibilities    

  1. Teach courses in their area of specialization.
  2. Contribute to various committees at the Department,College, and University level.
  3. Contribute to the research profile of College through research publications.
  4. Serve as student advisor, when needed.
  5. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department. 


  1. Ph.D. in the relevant disciplinary area.
  2. Strong peer reviewed publication record.
  3. Teaching experience at tertiary level.       
  4. Familiar with Educational technologies used in higher education sector.
  5. Willingness to work with teams.
  6. Willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Required Documents


  1. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy.
  4. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.



  1. A three-year renewable contract.
  2. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  3. Tax-free salary.    
  4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
  5. Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR policies.
  6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.
  7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.
  9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply

  1. Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website ( to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
  2. New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website ( and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

Job Category Academic

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