Open Rank Faculty Position in Intercultural Communication

Doha, Qatar
27 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2020
Contract Type
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) invites applications for Open Rank positions in the field of Intercultural Communication. The successful candidate will have long-standing experience in this field, 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 in the college, in particular the PhD Program in Humanities and Social Sciences, and with national, regional and international partners and stakeholders. 

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 including the development of the interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidate will supervise MA and PhD students, will be committed to research-based teaching and learning and the integration of professional practice into classroom activities, encouraging students to analyze and reflect on Research, Tools and Methods in Intercultural Communication or on Intercultural Communication in Organizations and in the Community, Communication in Intercultural Settings and on Discourse Analysis, with a specific focus on new research and professional trends in these areas. 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 strong record of research output and funding/grant acquisition and 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

  • 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  link: Click here to apply


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are 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.  

HBKU, as an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.