Professor/Assistant/Associate in Digital Media Studies

Qatar (QA)
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty Position in Digital Media Studies

Northwestern University in Qatar

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

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about global, digital media ecosystem and will have theoretical and operational understanding of the impact of rapid change, convergence and disruption on media and society. A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in digital media, global media industries, new media studies or a related field is required. Professional experience is also valued. Other position qualifications include knowledge of media entrepreneurship, web-based technologies, mobile and digital media, algorithmic media, web analytics or others. Teaching assignments will include courses in media industries and technology, new media and society, and developing new courses in areas of personal expertise in related areas. Experience teaching research methods is a plus. The candidate is expected to engage in relevant research studies and projects on topics such as the role of media in creative practices, legal and regulatory regimes, social integration, civil society or others appropriate to their background and interests.

NU-Q has a global, digital orientation with extensive technical and production facilities, including a digital innovation lab, robotic newsroom, edit suites and audiovisual production studios. The school is a member of the World Internet Project and conducts longitudinal research on media use, social and mobile 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 others. Our faculty work in an integrative environment with signature academic programs in Communication, Journalisms and Strategic Communication, as well as Liberal Arts. Executive and graduate education are currently being implemented. A strong Production and Digital Media Services department supports faculty and students.

The successful candidate 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 have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe and Asia.

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.