Associate Professor Position in Intercultural Communication
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Associate Professor Position in Intercultural 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 an emerging research university that acts as a catalyst for positive change in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at HBKU aims to deliver innovative programs that meet educational needs in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences for Qatar and the region. 

Job Purpose

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) invites applications for an Associate Professor position in Intercultural Communication and the development of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Cultural Competence and Communication in Multicultural Contexts. 

Candidates are expected to have long-standing experience in their areas of expertise and can inform and bolster our understanding of issues such as race, ethnicity, cultural mediation, identity, nationality, and transnationality. The candidates should have a dynamic and innovative research agenda, as evidenced through an internationally recognized, strong record of peer-reviewed publications and maintain an active research agenda. 

The successful candidates will teach graduate courses at MA and PhD levels, applying a range of methodologies for teaching and assessment, and contribute to all levels of curriculum development in the area(s) of specialty including the development of the interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidates will supervise MA and PhD students, commit to research-based teaching and learning, and the integration of professional practice into classroom activities, encourage and mentor students to analyze and reflect on Research Tools and Methods in Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Communication in Organizations and in the Community, Communication in Multicultural Contexts and Communication & Discourse Analysis, with a specific focus on new research and professional trends in these areas. CHSS accentuates the ethical and active deployment of communication in pursuit of social justice. 

The candidates should demonstrate the aptitude to enrich our curricula through state-of-the-art didactic approaches, such as community-based, empirical, applied, or other innovative pedagogies, in existing and to-be-developed courses. 

Successful applicants are expected to adopt a facilitator/teacher-scholar model of professional engagement with a pledge to service an established productive agenda of research and scholarship. They will work closely with other programs in the college, in particular the MA and PhD Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences, and with national, regional and international partners and stakeholders. 

Finally, candidates are expected to contribute to a wide range of departmental and college-wide leadership tasks at a strategic level. They have to be fluent in English, and preferably in the language of the region.

HBKU and CHSS offer excellent opportunities for professional enrichment and personal fulfillment, with ample research-funding opportunities, and the college is well positioned to continue its present growth.

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

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • PhD or a terminal degree from an accredited university as required for teaching in certain fields
  • Minimum five to six years of experience in research, higher education, or closely related areas in industry (additional years of experience may be required to show equivalency), with evidence of increasing professional maturity and productivity. 
  • Evidence of proficiency in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum 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 scholarly activities and academic affairs of a university or another appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society or organization. 
  • Significant national and regional reputation in scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, IP/patents, etc.) similar in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university. 
  • 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.
  • Arabic proficiency is an advantage. 
  • English language proficiency is required.

How to Apply

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


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first review stage of applications will start in March 2022. 


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

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