Georgetown University — Core Faculty Position in Southeast Asian History Assistant Professor

Core Faculty Position in Southeast Asian History Assistant Professor
Georgetown University: Main Campus: Walsh School of Foreign Service: Georgetown University in Qatar

Location: Qatar
Open Date: Aug 26, 2021
Deadline: Oct 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) invites applications for a core faculty position in History at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the History of Southeast Asia. The successful candidate will be able to teach required undergraduate courses in introductory and regional history, as well as upper-level electives at the advanced undergraduate level in the candidate's area of research specialization.

GU-Q was established in 2005 alongside eight other elite international universities in Education City in partnership with Qatar Foundation. GU-Q is an integral part of Georgetown University, delivering the renowned School of Foreign Service's Bachelor in Foreign Service: a liberal arts program offering majors in International Politics, International History, Culture and Politics, and International Economics. Several MA programs are in development. Degrees are issued by Georgetown University. GU-Q is a research-focused, student-oriented institution with a globally competitive research and publications record; it houses its own Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS). We value interdisciplinarity. Faculty and students also benefit from the opportunities offered by the wider academic eco-system of Education City.

Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track and tenured appointments, in conformity/compliance with Georgetown University's academic governance guidelines.

The teaching load for core faculty is 2-2. Assistant Professors are eligible for a one-semester fully-paid Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, typically taken in the third or fourth year of service at GU-Q. GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty at Georgetown University in Qatar are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. QNRF also offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars. GU-Q boasts best-in-class teaching facilities including a Global Classroom for classes joining students in Washington, D.C. and Doha.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe and family-friendly environment. Ranked the safest country in the world in 2020, it is connected by direct flights to over 160 destinations in 90 countries. The iconic new National Library, adjacent to GU-Q in Education City and designed by Rem Koolhaas, provides free membership to all faculty and students. Public parks, beaches, sports facilities, museums, cafes and restaurants abound, and a state-of-the-art metro system connects all parts of Doha and nearby locations (see https://www.visitqatar.qa/en/home). Education City has its own extensive sports facilities.

Compensation is very competitive in relation to the US academic market and even more so to that of the UK and Europe. It includes an annual summer research stipend for active scholars, amounting to 2/9 of the base salary. The expatriate benefits package includes: fully-furnished high-quality housing, transportation allowance, annual family home leave allowance, health insurance (worldwide coverage), generous private school tuition support for accompanying children, etc.

For more information on GU-Q, see https://www.qatar.georgetown.edu. For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see: https://youtu.be/HNoERrWln4k.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a PhD in hand by the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. Teaching experience and a demonstrated research trajectory are also highly encouraged. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references to Interfolio. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Applications should be submitted by October 15 to ensure full consideration. Interviews will be conducted virtually. Queries about the position should be directed to search committee chairperson, Abdullah Al-Arian, at GUQ_IHIS@georgetown.edu.

Qualifications

Application Instructions

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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