Visiting Faculty Position in Islamic Ethics or a Related Field
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Visiting Faculty Position in Islamic Ethics or a Related Field (Fall 2021) (Freelancer non-full-time)

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.

HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies (CIS) was founded to become a beacon for contemporary Islamic scholarship and thought and a platform for meaningful intellectual and cultural dialogue on Islam and Muslims. Through its postgraduate programs and research centers, CIS seeks to address some of the most pressing questions facing Muslim communities today, both locally and globally. Through its offerings, the College strives to advance an understanding of Islam and Muslims and to produce graduates able to contribute and excel in a rapidly changing world.


In September 2019, the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) initiated the M.A. Program in Applied Islamic Ethics, one of the pioneer postgraduate programs worldwide in the field of Islamic Ethics. The program addresses how Islam, as a world religion with a rich moral heritage, engages with and contributes to the global moral discourse. Its strong interdisciplinary character combines in-depth knowledge of both theoretical and applied ethics rooted in the Islamic tradition.

CIS has an open visiting position to enhance the teaching activities in the M.A. Program and the research ventures of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE).

The candidate is required to: 

Contribute to the research strengths of the discipline, including the pursuit of research funding and regular publication in high standing journals.
The tasks of the selected candidate will include: (a) teaching, (b) research, and (c) service.

  • Teaching: In coordination with the Program Coordinator, the visiting professor will teach one or more of the following courses, which are part of the Applied Islamic Ethics program: 
    • Scripture Ethics 
    • Peace, War, and Political Ethics 
    • Gender and Islamic Ethics 
    • Business Ethics

The visiting professor will be responsible for modifying and developing the detailed syllabus of the courses to be taught.

  • Research: The applicant should draft a “research plan” to work on during their visit. The plan should lead to at least one peer-reviewed publication. Preference will be given to publication plans which fall within the scope of the CILE Journal of Islamic Ethics or the book-series Studies in Islamic Ethics, both published by Brill.  
  • Service: Besides teaching and conducting research, the selected candidate will participate in other related activities, especially serving on committees entrusted with various tasks, such as reviewing submitted research proposals, articles or book manuscripts, and assisting in organizing activities such as the CILE International Conference and the CILE Summer/Winter Schools, etc.


The ideal candidate for this position is a specialist in Islamic ethics or related field, who has evidence of high-quality research activity.

Should have a strong research record and accomplishments within the field, evidenced by publications in highly ranked journals and high H-index.

Experience in teaching the courses listed, or similar. 

Multilingual excellence. To be able to manage the research-related activities, the prospective visiting professor should be proficient in at least English and Arabic. 

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


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary.  HBKU, as an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.