Assistant Professor in French Language

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Doha, Qatar
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time



Department Name

Department of Humanities

College/Department Profile

Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with  a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility. 

This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

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, Public Health , Biomedical Sciences and Human Nutrition. The College also houses four Master Programs which are in Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Gulf Studies, and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS will launch a new master program in Material Sciences and a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers.

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 1 million/project (5 million 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 Department of English Literature and linguistics invites applications for an Assistant Professor level position in French.

Teaching undergraduate French courses, coordinating the new French Minor courses, advising students, serving on departmental, College and University committees, and contributing to the research profile of the College through high-quality research publications.


Ph.D. in French linguistics or French applied linguistics and second language education by the time of appointment.

Candidates must be native speakers of French and show evidence of excellent teaching skills and at least five years of University-level French teaching at all levels. They must have solid background in the field of Second/Foreign Language learning and teaching, and experience in the following:

Language program administration

  1. Curriculum development and assessment,
  2. Culturally appropriate teaching material design,
  3. The use of technology in teaching French, and
  4. Student supervision and student advising.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a promising research program related to French learning and teaching, language acquisition and teaching in a multilingual context, with publications in international,peer-refereed journals.

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

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