Northwestern University in Qatar — Faculty Position in Strategic Communication

Northwestern University in Qatar invites applications for a full-time faculty position in strategic communication. The position is attached to the Executive and Graduate Education program. The appointment start date is August 1, 2020.  Northwestern University in Qatar is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in strategic communication or a related field, and must provide evidence of an active research program. The appointee will be expected to teach graduate courses as well as some undergraduate courses in the Journalism and Strategic Communication program, and supervise undergraduate projects, master’s theses, and capstone projects related to strategic communication. There are opportunities to develop new graduate and undergraduate courses in line with the candidate’s own research interests and teaching expertise. 

NU-Q offers substantial support for teaching and research, including significant internal funding and ample support in applying for external research grants. The candidate will also have opportunities to engage with Qatar’s industry and third sector and to collaborate with Education City schools, which include Georgetown University in Qatar, Weill-Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and others.  

The appointee’s service responsibilities will include supporting the director of the Executive and Graduate Education program in the development and administration of traditional and online courses in the School’s new master’s degree programs. 

Compensation includes a highly competitive salary, generous overseas benefits and allowances, free housing, as well as significant research and faculty development support. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointed candidate and immediate family members will benefit from significant assistance and support in moving to Doha and making a successful transition to life in Qatar.

NU-Q is Northwestern’s first international campus and is a journalism and communication school grounded in the liberal arts. It is housed in one of the most advanced and well-equipped media and communication facilities in the world. As part of the Education City project in Qatar, NU-Q is a thriving hub for independent research and teaching excellence. NU-Q has a highly diverse community with nearly 400 students from more than 50 countries. Over 70% of our students are women and a great proportion come from the Global South. NU-Q graduates are employed by top media and strategic communication institutions in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. Students benefit from generous travel and research grants. 

Our campus is located in Doha, Qatar, a culturally diverse cosmopolitan urban center, home to over two million persons representing 94 different nationalities. Doha hosts a diversity of racial, ethnic, and expatriate communities. 

Applications received by November 20, 2019 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

To apply, please upload the following materials to: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NzU0

  • a letter of application, with a section addressing the applicant’s research program and goals 
  • CV
  • teaching philosophy statement (no more than two pages), with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment 
  • contact details of three (3) referees
  • Two (2) published samples (no more than 25 pages). 

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit additional evidence of excellence in teaching, research and service. 

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

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