Assistant Professor Position - Translation Studies
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Assistant Professor Position - Translation Studies

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) at 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. 

Job Purpose

CHSS invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of Translation Studies. The successful candidate will preferably have relevant experience in one of the following fields: Legal Translation, Literary Translation, Machine Translation (Artificial Intelligence), or Terminology. The candidate will work closely with other programs in the college, in particular, the PhD program in Humanities and Social Sciences, and with national, regional, and international partners and stakeholders. 

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 to analyze and reflect on one of the fields stated above with a specific focus on new research and professional trends in these areas. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced, and internationally recognized scholar with an innovative research agenda, as evidenced through an internationally recognized strong 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 young and fast-growing part of HBKU and is well-positioned to continue its ambitious growth trajectory.

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

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • PhD or terminal degree from an accredited university as required for teaching in certain fields.
  • Show promise or potential in scholarly activities and academic affairs of a university or other appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society or organization.
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse groups, cultures, and communities.
  • Potential to develop networks and collaboration within the scholarly and academic communities and in both teaching and research activities.
  • Arabic proficiency is an advantage.
  • International experience and qualifications. 
  • Experience in supervising PhD students.
  • Experience with obtaining grants or research income.
  • An active research profile with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. 
  • Instructional and mentorship experience relating to supervising MA and PhD students.

How to Apply

Please submit your complete application (CV, cover letter, research plan, teaching philosophy, and contact details of three professional referees) through 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 April 2021. 


HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as housing and transportation allowances, children’s educational assistance, annual paid leave and airfares, medical insurance, etc. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.