Associate Professor | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Associate Professor - Communication

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) was established with a vision to enrich society in Qatar and across the wider world with transformative educational experiences that bridge disciplinary boundaries and offer the academic community opportunities to engage in innovative research and collaboration. We aspire to nurture a diverse body of academically grounded and socially responsible global citizens, whose versatility will enable them to navigate the complexities of today’s world and become the leaders of tomorrow.

The college currently offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Humanities and Social Sciences, and five interdisciplinary Master’s degree programs; an MA in Audiovisual Translation; an MA in Translation Studies; an MA in Intercultural Communication; an MA in Digital Humanities and Societies; and an MA in Women, Society and Development. The MA programs in Translation Studies and Audiovisual Translation are delivered by the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) and are internationally validated by the University of Geneva in Switzerland.


We invite applications for an Associate Professor position in communication with expertise in mass communication, strategic communication, intercultural communication, and/or related fields.

Job Role Description

Successful applicants will work closely with our established programs in the college and will develop academic and research collaborations with potential national, regional, and international partners. They will also teach graduate courses at the MA level and contribute to curriculum development in their area(s) of specialty. They will supervise MA and Ph.D. students and will be committed to research-based teaching and learning. Teaching at HBKU requires the integration of experiential learning into classroom activities, encouraging students to develop their analytical skills to analyze and reflect on one of the fields stated above. Successful applicants are also expected to maintain an active research agenda by applying for internal and external research grants and participating in departmental and college-wide initiatives.

Overall, the successful applicants will be dynamic, experienced, and internationally recognized scholars with an innovative research agenda, as demonstrated through a strong internationally recognized record of peer-reviewed publications and funding/grant acquisitions.

HBKU and CHSS offer great opportunities for professional enrichment and personal fulfillment with ample research opportunities. The College is a fast-growing part of HBKU and is well-positioned to continue its ambitious growth trajectory.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university as required for teaching in certain fields.
  • 6-8 years of relevant full-time university teaching experience in research, higher education, or closely related areas in the industry (additional experience may be required to show equivalency), with evidence of increasing professional maturity and productivity.
  • Good evidence of proficiency in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development.
  • Research and scholarly achievements deemed competent and adequate for the rank of Associate Professor in comparison with peers active in the same field at major research universities.
  • Good evidence of participation in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university or other appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society or organization.
  • Growing portfolio of scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, IP/patents, etc.) in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university.
  • Good evidence of an increasing regional and international reputation in the scholarly discipline.
  • Ability to work with and ability to include diverse groups, cultures, and communities.
  • Participation to develop networks and collaboration within HBKU, and with program partners and branch campuses in both teaching and research activities.

How to Apply

Please submit your completed application (CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, and the names of three references with their full contact information) via the following link

Additional documents may be solicited from short-listed candidates.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first review stage of applications will start in April/May.

Disclaimer: Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to personally notify each candidate of the status of their application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time. We wish you all the best in your job search.


HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as an accommodation allowance, annual paid leave, and medical insurance.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.