Associate Professor in Economics of the Gulf

Doha, Qatar
04 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 ten 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, Material Science, and Sports Science. The College also houses Master Programs, which are in Environmental Sciences, Gulf Studies, Material Science and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS launched a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also, the newly established research centers namely the Center for Sustainable Development and Gulf Studies Center. The College also startied a 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 members 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


The Gulf Studies Program is seeking a Full/Associate Professor who is motivated to teach and develop graduate courses in the field of Political Economy of the Gulf as part of the Gulf Studies graduate program. Candidate should have strong teaching and research interests in economy, political economy and all related topics with emphasis on the Gulf region. Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, contributing to the program curriculum, supervising graduate student research, and contributing to the research portfolio of the Center as well as the College. All QU Faculty members must demonstrate effectiveness in the following categories: teaching, academic advising and program development, scholarly research, professional or creative activities and institutional/community service.

Duties& Responsibilities

  1. Teach courses and supervise students in the area of Political Economy of the Gulf.
  2. Contribute to various committees at the Program, College, and University level.
  3. Contribute to the research profile of College through research publications.
  4. Serve as graduate student advisor.
  5. Provide advice, support and supervise student’s research and thesis
  6. Provision of a general educational lectures and sessions for students
  7. Active participation in the program and college activities and committees.
  8. Offer significant input into the further development of Gulf Program and Research Center.
  9. Provide service to the profession, university, the community, and the State of Qatar.
  10. Perform other academic duties in accordance with Qatar University academic by laws.


  1. Ph. D. in the Relevant disciplinary area, such as political economy, economy, economy of the Gulf.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required.
  3. Arabic Language is preferred
  4. Record of graduate studies supervision.
  5. Strong peer reviewed publication record.
  6. Teaching experience at tertiary level.
  7. Familiarity with and interest in, the Gulf region is strongly preferred.
  8. Familiar with Educational technologies used in higher education sector.
  9. Willingness to work with teams.
  10. Awareness of working with people from diverse backgrounds.

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.

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Job Category: Academic
End Date of Advertisment: 30-Sept-2023

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