Open Field Professorship in Humanities and Social Sciences
- Full Time
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at HBKU aims to deliver innovative programs that meet educational needs in the fields of humanities and social sciences for Qatar and the region.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) invites applications for an open-field Professorship in Humanities and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have long-standing professional experience and a dynamic and innovative research agenda, as evidenced through an internationally recognized, strong record of peer-reviewed publications. The candidate will work closely with other programs within the college, and with national, regional and international partners and stakeholders. The candidate should have extensive experience in institutional development and administration.
The candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses at graduate level, applying a range of methodologies for teaching and assessment, contribute to all levels of curriculum development in the area(s) of specialty including the development of the interdisciplinary Doctorate in Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidate will also supervise MA and PhD students, should be committed to research-based teaching and learning, and the integration of professional practice into classroom activities, encouraging students to analyze and reflect in any field in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced, and internationally recognized scholar with a very strong record of publications, and funding/grant acquisition. Candidates with research expertise in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: Translation Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Digital Humanities, Culture and Heritage, Sociology, or Intercultural Communication. The candidate will be expected to contribute to a wide range of leadership tasks at a strategic level. The candidate needs to be fluent in English, and preferably a language or languages of the region.
HBKU and CHSS offer unprecedented opportunities for professional enrichment and personal fulfillment, with ample research funding opportunities, and the college is well positioned to continue its present growth.
Research is enhanced within HBKU by a highly collaborative environment both within CHSS, as well as with national research institutes, Aspetar/Aspire Zone, partner universities within Qatar Foundation (Weill-Cornell, Qatar, Carnegie Mellon, Qatar), and Sidra Medical Center.
Required Qualifications & Skills for Faculty Positions
The candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses at MA and PhD level, applying a range of methodologies for teaching and assessment, contribute to all levels of curriculum development in the area(s) of specialty.
- Has a PhD in (Intercultural) Communication, Discourse Analysis or any related field.
- Is an active researcher with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications.
- Has adequate instructional and mentorship experience relative to supervising MA and PhD students.
- International experience and qualifications will be given preference.
- English language proficiency is required.
How to Apply
Please submit your complete application (CV, cover letter, research plan, teaching philosophy, and contact details of three professional referees) through the following on the following link: Click here to apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first review stage of applications will start in November 2019.
HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as Housing & transportation allowances, Children educational Assistance, annual paid leave and airfares, medical insurance etc. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.
HBKU, as an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.