Associate Professor Faculty Position in the Women, Society and Development MA Program
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Associate Professor Faculty Position in the Women, Society and Development MA Program

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 an emerging research University that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) aims to deliver innovative programs that meet educational needs in the fields of humanities and social sciences in Qatar and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 


CHSS invites applications for an Associate Professor Faculty Position in the Women, Society and Development MA program with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies and a disciplinary background in anthropology, sociology, history, political economy, art and literature, or other related social science and humanities fields in the Middle Eastern context. The position is based in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies (MESD) at CHSS.

The candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses at MA level, apply an innovative range of methodologies for teaching and assessment and contribute to curriculum development in their area(s) of specialty. The candidate will supervise MA and PhD students and will be committed to research-based teaching and learning and the integration of professional practices into classroom activities, encouraging students to develop their analytical skills drawing from interdisciplinary areas such as anthropology, sociology, history, political economy, art and literature or other related social science and humanities in the context of the Middle East.

The candidate is expected to have and maintain an active research agenda commensurate with the rank of an Associate Professor and participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives and activities.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced, and internationally recognized scholar with a strong record of research output and actual or potential for research funding/grant acquisition. He/she will be expected to contribute to a wide range of leadership tasks at a strategic level. The candidate must be fluent in English, and preferably proficient in at least one language of the region. 

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

Research within CHSS is enhanced by a highly-collaborative environment both within HBKU, as well as with national research institutes such as the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Aspetar/Aspire Zone, partner universities within Qatar Foundation (Weill Cornell Qatar, Carnegie Mellon Qatar) and Sidra Medical Center, to name but a few. 

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • PhD or terminal degree from an accredited university as required for teaching in certain fields.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in research and higher education.
  • Evidence of proficiency in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development.
  • Research and scholarly achievements judged competent and adequate for the rank of Associate Professor in comparison with peers active in the same field at major research universities.
  • Continued evidence of participation in the scholarly activities and academic affairs of a university or other appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society.
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse groups, cultures, and communities.
  • Evidence of significant national and regional networks and collaborations in both teaching and research activities.

Additional Requirement

  • Knowledge of Arabic or another Middle Eastern language 
  • Significant national and regional reputation in scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, IP patents, etc.) in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university.
  • International experience and qualifications 
  • Experience in supervising PhD students
  • Experience of service on university committees and service-related activities in Higher Education.
  • Proficiency in English language.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit their complete application (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and names and full contact information of three referees) on the following link: Click here to apply


The position will start in January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first review stage of applications will start in May 2022. 


HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as Housing & Transportation Allowances, Children Educational Assistance, annual paid leave and airfares, medical insurance etc.  

HBKU, as an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.