Director, Liberal Arts Program

Qatar (QA)
14 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Director, Liberal Arts Program

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q)

Northwestern University's first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), is seeking a senior faculty member to serve as director of our Program in Liberal Arts.

Scholars from any liberal arts discipline are welcome to apply, with preference to those from English or other literatures, comparative literature, and literary scholarship in area studies. The ideal candidate will be a senior scholar with administrative experience; the successful candidate will lead a faculty of twelve and work closely with the Dean's Office on issues of faculty development, mentoring, and curricular planning. Such a candidate will have a reduced teaching load, but will be expected to teach undergraduate courses on topics related to his or her expertise. Candidates should have a record of publication and scholarly accomplishment commensurate with the rank and position. Demonstrated interest in the Middle East will be especially welcome. The program director also represents the Liberal Arts program across the school, in Qatar's Education City, and at the home campus in Evanston.

Our NU-Q programs in Liberal Arts, Communication and Journalism work to advance the understanding and practice of freedom of expression. Our goal is to build a Northwestern University legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which science, technology, health care and the information economy are fundamental goals of our host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

Toward this end, we seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff comprised of women and men drawn from Qatar and the Persian Gulf, the Americas, South Asia, Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota, and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth and in 2017 will occupy its own 500,000 square foot building with leading edge teaching, research, and media technologies.

NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive generous research and faculty development support as well a highly competitive salary and a package of benefits and overseas allowances. Candidate should be available to begin August 1, 2017. Rank for these non-tenured positions is based upon qualifications and experience.

Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing/creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to: ATTN: Liberal Arts.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

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