Faculty Position in Islamic Studies with a Specific Focus in Islamic Law and Society
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Faculty Position in Islamic Studies with a Specific Focus in Islamic Law and Society

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 a global impact.

The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) was established as a home for contemporary Islamic studies and to provide a unique platform for faculty and students to contribute to intellectual debates on Islam in a global context.

The College’s six graduate and postgraduate degree programs equip students with the training and skills required to pursue careers in academia and research, as well as cultural, business, and finance sectors, through specialized tracks that are offered. In addition, it also houses several distinguished research centers and clusters under the Research Division, which brings together scholars and thought leaders from around the world and fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and scholarship.

At its very foundation, CIS fuses together solid academic Islamic grounding with contemporary social sciences in its curricula, teaching platforms, and the development of its students. CIS has instilled its every facet with collaboration, innovation, and scholarship.

Job Purpose

HBKU’s CIS invites applications for a faculty position in Islamic studies with a specific focus in Islamic Law and society to begin in the academic year 2022-2023 at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Successful candidates will teach the HBKU CIS MA in Islamic Studies program, contribute to its emerging research profile, perform administrative tasks, and engage with stakeholders in Qatar and the region to address issues in Islamic Law and society within the field of contemporary Islamic studies.  

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience 

  • PhD or terminal degree from an accredited university that emphasizes applied modalities in the fields of Islamic law, Islamic legal theory, and the higher objectives of Shari’a, with specific relevance to the context of contemporary societies.
  • Evidence of proficiency and success in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development.
  • Research and scholarly achievements judged competent and adequate for the relevant rank in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university.
  • Significant national, regional, and international reputation in scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, etc.) 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, regional, and international networks and collaborations in both teaching and research activities.
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Arabic is essential and the primary language of instruction is Arabic.

Other Required Qualification

HBKU College of Islamic Studies invites candidates across all areas of Islamic Law and legal theory, and is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the following:

  • Non-textual Legal Sources
  • Fatwa, Family and Society
  • The Social and Political Systems and Institutions of Islam
  • Islamic Law, Politics and the State
  • Social Justice, Charity and Development
  • The Higher Objectives of Shari’a and Public Interest
  • Novel Legal Issues

The College is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate the ability to combine global perspectives with local, national and regional concerns.

The candidate would be expected to teach both introductory and specialized courses, and to participate in the intellectual life of a talented, vibrant and unique academic community. Candidates should have a superior academic record, with demonstrable evidence of, or a strong potential for, excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarly research and service.

All candidates are required to contribute, through teaching, research and service, to HBKU becoming a world-class research university. They are expected to collaborate with other faculty members and students to create a vibrant university community.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit their complete application with a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and names of 3 references with their full contact information to the following link: Click here to apply


The position will remain open until filled and shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. The successful candidate must be ready to start in Fall 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, airfares, and medical insurance etc. 

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