Assistant Professor in Print/Online Journalism

Qatar (QA)
12 Dec 2022
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31 Jan 2023
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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 nine departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature and Linguistics, Arabic Language, Mass Communication, History, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, International Affairs, Policy, Planning and Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. The College also houses Master Programs, which are M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, M.A. in Gulf Studies, M.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, M.Sc. in Materials Science and Technology, and M.Sc. in Applied Statistics. In addition to a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Gulf Studies. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also, there are two established research centers namely the Center for Sustainable Development and the Gulf Studies Center.

It is worth mentioning that as members of Qatar University, CAS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure internal and external funding for their research ideas. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit exceeding 600,000$/ project  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.

The Opportunity:

The Department of Mass Communication at Qatar University, one of very few departments in the world internationally accredited by ACEJMC outside of the USA, offers a Bachelor of Arts program with three areas of specialization: Print/Online Journalism, Strategic Communication, and Broadcast Journalism. 

The Department of Mass Communication at Qatar University invites applications for Assistant Professor in Print/Online Journalism. 

The department of Mass Communication is seeking dynamic individuals who can provide expertise and leadership in the areas of print/online journalism, media writing, news reporting, writing and editing, newspaper design and editing, investigative journalism, data journalism, mobile journalism, online journalism, communication and media research methods, photojournalism, web design and publishing, and visual communication. We seek candidates with innovative ideas who will be able to teach and help foster a potentially thriving print/online journalism program. Candidates must be qualified and experienced in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in Arabic.

The successful candidate is expected to have professional experience in the journalism field and should be familiar with the newsroom and news production process. The successful candidate should be familiar with Adobe CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Express, Substance 3D Modeler, Animate), image and video authenticate software, content management systems (Wix, WordPress, Joomla), and news publishing platforms (iNews). The successful candidate should also be able to teach in Arabic. English proficiency is highly desirable. The position also requires the successful applicant to be and course development, serve on department, college, and university-wide committees, conduct scholarly activities including research and/or creative endeavors, and be involved in department, faculty and student activities.
Duties & Responsibilities         
        The Requirements:

A Ph.D. is required with relevant professional experience. An MA holder with considerable professional experience in Print/Online Journalism may be considered for a lecturer position. Candidates for this position should have a record of previous high-quality teaching experience as well as professional experience and/or scholarly/creative activities in the area of emphasis. Candidates are expected to be effective teacher-scholars, to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, and to be involved in outreach efforts to the community. 

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to participate in the department’s interdisciplinary teaching, research, and creative activities in addition to their specific areas of specialization.

Duties & Responsibilities :

  1. Teach courses in area of specialization.
  2. Contribute to various committees at the Department, College, and University levels 
  3. Contribute to the research profile of the College through research and creative endeavors. 
  4. Serve as student advisor.
  5. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department.


  1. Ph. D. in the relevant area of emphasis
  2. Strong peer reviewed  publication record
  3. Teaching experience at tertiary level  
  4. Familiarity with educational technology.
  5. Familiarity with software and applications of verifying pictures and videos, audience analysis, programs of managing publishing on social media networks, and other applications related to online publishing.
  6. Willingness to work with teams .
  7. Ability to work with people  from diverse backgrounds.
  8. Excellent written and oral communication skills (Arabic and English).

Required Documents         

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Scholarly literature link on Google Scholar
  4. ORCID number
  5. Number of papers published in first-level journals, Q1, during the past five years.
  6. Number of papers published in second-level journals, Q2, during the past five years.
  7. Number of papers published in third-level journals, Q3, during the past five years.
  8. Number of papers published in non-indexed journals.
  9. Number of published books.
  10. Number of published book chapters.
  11. Number of graduate students supervised by the applicant, and the supervisory role (main supervisor / co-supervisor / committee member).
  12. Awards.
  13. Grants / role / amount.
  14. Teaching, research, and service philosophy.
  15. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  16. 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).
  17. 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.

In case of queries, please email the Head of Department
How To Apply  

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Job Category         Academic
End Date of Advertisment         31-Jan-2023