Core Faculty Position in American Politics - Open Rank

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Core Faculty Position in American Politics - Open Rank
Georgetown University: Main Campus: Walsh School of Foreign Service: Georgetown University in Qatar

Location: Doha, Qatar
Open Date: Sep 14, 2022

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) invites applications for a core faculty position in American Politics, open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).

We seek candidates who can offer courses in American politics for our undergraduate program. We welcome a range of substantive research specialties, including but not limited to American political institutions, American political processes, American foreign policy, American political thought, race and politics, and gender politics. Ability to teach an undergraduate Scope and Methods course will be an advantage. The successful candidate may also be expected to teach, and play a leading role in, a new MA program in American Studies.

Candidates for assistant professor should show a promising research trajectory, and candidates for Associate or Full professor should demonstrate a research record commensurate with rank. Candidates with a commitment to excellence in inclusive teaching and mentoring and dedication to institutional service and shared governance are strongly preferred. Ability to teach in a multicultural setting is essential. GU-Q has students from 60 countries, all of whom meet Georgetown's rigorous standards for admission but many of whom lack a significant background in American politics.

Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track and tenured appointments, in conformity/compliance with Georgetown University's academic governance guidelines and Qatari law.

The teaching load for core faculty is 2-2. Assistant Professors are eligible for a one-semester fully-paid Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, typically taken in the third or fourth year of service at GU-Q. Senior faculty are eligible for a research semester after 6 years of service. GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel.

Compensation is very competitive. It includes an annual summer research stipend for active scholars, amounting to 2/9 of the base salary. The expatriate benefits package includes: fully-furnished high-quality housing, transportation allowance, annual family home leave allowance, health insurance (worldwide coverage), generous private school tuition support for accompanying children, etc. Research active faculty have access to faculty research grants and a generous travel allowance.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references via Interfolio. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Applications should be submitted by October 30 to ensure full consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually to arrive at a final shortlist. Candidates shortlisted will, Covid-regulations permitting, be flown out to GU-Q in for a 3-day visit to present their research and teaching, discover GU-Q and Doha (including options for accommodation and schools where relevant), and get to know our students, staff and faculty.

Queries about the position should be directed to Clyde Wilcox at

GU-Q was established in 2005 alongside eight other elite international universities in Education City in partnership with Qatar Foundation. GU-Q is an integral part of Georgetown University, delivering the renowned School of Foreign Service's Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service: a liberal arts program offering majors in International Politics, International History, Culture and Politics, and International Economics. Several MA programs are in development. Degrees are issued by Georgetown University. GU-Q is a research-focused, student-oriented institution with a globally competitive research and publications record; it houses its own Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS). Faculty and students also benefit from the opportunities offered by the wider academic eco-system of Education City. GU-Q has a multi-national faculty, and students from 60 countries.

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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