Open Rank Professorship in Digital Humanities and Societies
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Open Rank Professorship in Digital Humanities and Societies

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is an emerging world-class teaching and research university that is building its foundation upon unique collaborations with best local and international institutions. Located in Education City, Doha, Qatar, HBKU delivers world-class research-based undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Islamic Studies, College of Science and Engineering, Law School, and College of Public Health. It also provides unparalleled opportunities for research and scholarship through its research institutes, and its Center of Executive Education delivers customized programs for the business community of Qatar and the region, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University is inviting applications for open-Rank positions in Digital Humanities and Societies with emphasis on humanities and digital technologies. Applicants with doctoral degrees in digital humanities or related fields are encouraged to apply. The college seeks candidates that may address issues in culture, society, marketing, film and media, journalism, religions, history, philosophy, gender, geo-politics and the built environments of the MENA region through digital representations. Candidates with the following specialisations are particularly welcome to apply; digital media production and representation, crowdsourcing of public campaigns, participatory journalism, big data, and online identity and representation of the cultures of underrepresented groups. S/he needs to be fluent in English, and preferably at least one other Middle Eastern Language. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Research Profile in Digital Humanities
  • University level teaching experience
  • Interdisciplinary research that links the humanities, social science, and digital technologies. 
  • Ability to lead robust critique and theoretically informed discussion about contemporary cultural transformations.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with programming
  • Experience of leading collaborative research projects and documented impact with external partners outside the university

About the College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was recently established with a vision to enrich society, both in Qatar, the GCC and the wider world, by providing transformative educational experiences that bridge disciplinary boundaries, and by offering the academic community opportunities to engage in innovative research and collaboration. The college achieves its mission through recruiting and retaining the finest faculty and researchers, enrolling and graduating high caliber students and promoting a supportive environment for faculty and student research and through offering the following programs:

  • Master of Arts in Translation Studies (MATS) - since 2012
  • Master of Arts in Audiovisual Translation (MAAT) - since 2014
  • Master of Arts in Women in Society and Development - launched in 2017
  • Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies - launched in 2017

How to Apply?

Please submit your complete application (CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and names of three references with their full contact information) through the following application form.

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Nominations for potential candidates are also welcomed to .


Candidates are requested to submit their application by 31st December 2018 for full consideration.