Professor / Assistant / Associate in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media

Qatar (QA)
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty Position in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media
Northwestern University in Qatar

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in Digital Journalism and Emerging Media to teach courses and engage in research, effective August 1, 2019. NU-Q is Northwestern University's first international campus working closely with its renowned schools of journalism and communication in Evanston. NU-Q is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped communication facilities in the world.

The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in the application and integration of digital media technologies used in acquiring, processing and disseminating news and information content. This especially includes digital and multi-media reporting and storytelling. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in mediated communication, digital media, new media studies or a related field is expected. Other position qualifications include a broad understanding of the digital media environment and the capacity to teach professional practice and theoretical courses. Professional experience is preferred, and knowledge of industry standard software and equipment is expected.

The candidate will teach courses in digital, online journalism, digital innovation in news gathering, media and society and others to be developed that could have implications in areas of personal interest and expertise. This position is located in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program. The person selected will engage in research relevant to digital journalism and new media including such topics as virtual and augmented reality, big data application, audience analytics or others pertinent to their background. An interest in media in the Middle East or Global South is a plus.

NU-Q has extensive technical and production facilities including a robotic newsroom, digital innovation lab for AR and VR, edit suites and audio-visual production studios. The school is a member of the World Internet Project and conducts longitudinal research on media use, digital media and freedom of expression. Located in Doha's Education City with five other top U.S. universities where academic freedom is assured, NU-Q has partnerships with leading media firms and organizations including Al Jazeera, Doha Film Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Media Corporation and the World Cup committee, among other signature academic programs. Faculty work in an integrative environment that includes academic programs in Journalism and Strategic Communication, Media Industries and Technology, as well as Liberal Arts. Executive and graduate education are currently being implemented. A strong Production and Digital Media Services department supports the operational needs of faculty and students.

The person selected will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU's home campus and some of the world's leading universities and media venues. NU-Q is a highly diverse school with students, faculty and staff from more than 50 countries. Our graduates are employed in top media and strategic communication venues and have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia. Students benefit from generous travel and research grants.

Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, overseas benefits and allowances and free housing as well as generous research and faculty development support. Internal research grants are also available. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experienced. Based in Doha, Qatar, a rapidly growing, modern city, the faculty also take advantage of the location for professional and personal travel. Faculty participate in major international academic meetings and industry conferences. 

Applications received by December 5, 2018, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three names and email addresses for your external academic references to: 

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individual with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.