Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor in Law and Public Policy

Qatar (QA)
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Qatar Foundation in strategic partnership with Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, has established the first Juris Doctor (J.D.), three-year, post-graduate law degree program in the MENA region – Hamad bin Khalifa University College of Law and Public Policy (HBKU-Law). Positioned at an international crossroad, Qatar and the MENA region requires leaders who can manage multi-faceted relationships that span different legal systems and demand multi-disciplinary skills. HBKU-Law addresses this need by training students to understand the diverse legal systems that inform Qatari law and govern the complex events and transactions in which Qatar and its global partners engage.

In preparation for its third year of operations, HBKU-Law is looking for faculty for the academic year 2017-2018. A minimum of a J.D. or equivalent qualification in a civil law or common law jurisdiction is required, S.J.D. or Ph.D. preferred. Candidates should have a superior academic record, with demonstrable evidence of, or a strong potential for, excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarly research and service.

HBKU-Law invites applications and nominations for faculty and is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the following:

• Legal topic: civil procedure; commercial and bankruptcy; dispute resolution (trial advocacy, arbitration and mediation); contracts; criminal (law and procedure); intellectual property; legal writing (with a special emphasis on advocacy).
• Subject matter: energy; finance and global investment; healthcare; infrastructure development; media; sports; Islamic finance; aviation; anti-corruption.

Relocation to, or current residency in, Qatar is required for full-time faculty candidates. For visiting faculty, semester-long engagements are preferred, but shorter-term engagements may be considered. Experience teaching and living in the MENA region is a benefit, but not required.

To apply, qualified candidates are invited to submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; indicate teaching and research areas (including a statement of any experience working with students of diverse background); names of three references (to be contacted later with notice to candidate); and, clearly indicate whether you wish to be considered for a full-time or visiting position. Please submit all materials before November 30, 2016 electronically to: Sandhya M. Monis smonis@qf.org.qa

For further information regarding HBKU-Law, please email Sandhya M. Monis smonis@qf.org.qa

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