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The School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Qatar), which is located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, is a part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and offers a four-year undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree identical to that offered on the Main Campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Each year, SFS-Q admits a class of approximately 50 students, primarily from the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, who take courses on and will graduate from the Qatar campus. The students and facilities of SFS-Q are outstanding. Compensation, terms of employment and professional opportunities for SFS-Q faculty are highly competitive.
Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Georgetown University is an equal opportunity, and affirmative action employer. For further information on our policies, please visit our campus main page for IDEAA.
Non-Sponsored Staff Positions:
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service – Qatar (SFS-Q) welcomes applications for the role of Librarian – Arabic Collections and Services.
This person will report to the Library Director and be responsible for developing and managing the library’s Arabic language collections and services. Duties will include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, maintaining, and marketing resources targeted to meet curriculum and research needs. This position liaises with Arabic Language and other faculty as required. The successful candidate will also design and produce research guides, develop and teach research skills classes, and provide reference and research instruction and assistance for students and faculty.
- Plan, initiate, develop, assess, and manage Arabic language collections and content in digital and print formats for the library;
- Liaise with faculty and students to select and purchase Arabic language materials;
- Catalog and classify Arabic language materials;
- Participate in the library’s research program and projects, especially in relation to Arabic language data storage and retrieval systems;
- Plan, develop, and deliver information literacy and research skills instruction in collaboration with faculty and other GU-Q academic support areas;
- Provide reference and research assistance and instruction for students and faculty;
- Develop profiles, processes, and procedures for selecting, ordering, receiving, cataloguing, and maintaining Arabic collections using the library’s integrated software system;
- Work with industry and main campus counterparts in developing the library’s software system to handle Arabic language materials for advanced search and retrieval functionality;
- Design and produce library subject guides and instructional materials;
- Assist in developing library policies and procedures;
- Assist in updating and maintaining the library’s print and web-based marketing and information tools;
- Provide consultation and training for library staff at other libraries in Qatar;
- Work scheduled hours at the Reference Desk including evenings, weekends, and holidays;
- Serve on library and institution-wide committees and task forces;
- Participate in professional committees and conferences at local, regional, and international levels.
- Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent accreditation body, additional graduate degree in a discipline area desirable;
- Minimum of 5 years professional experience in an academic, research, or similar library setting with significant experience in Arabic language materials collection development and assessment;
- Superior proficiency in Arabic and English communication – oral and written;
- Expertise in the use of OCLC and other major bibliographic utilities, cataloguing standards (e.g. RDA and AACR2), LC Classification System and subject headings, authority control systems, MARC21 and other MARC record formats and standards;
- Proficiency in cataloguing and indexing materials using Arabic script and ALA-LC Romanization standards;
- Thorough knowledge of the Arabic publishing and translation industry, book trade, digital publishing, pricing trends, scholarly communication issues, media formats, archiving, licensing and copyright law;
- Extensive knowledge of academic library collections and core collection building tools and resources;
- Sound knowledge of integrated library systems, cataloguing and metadata structures, electronic data exchange, and interoperability of data structures;
- Thorough knowledge of information literacy development strategies, programs and standards, and of reference and research resources;
- Considerable knowledge of educational technologies and learning management software and systems;
- Experience in library technical services areas including acquisitions and cataloguing;
- Experience in developing and delivering research skills instruction and in providing library reference services;
- Demonstrable skills in establishing and facilitating collaborative relationships;
- Must have a strong commitment to academic support and public service;
- Familiarity with integrated library systems (III SIERRA system in particular) and with electronic data exchange methods and protocols;
- Skill in the application of educational technologies and the use of learning management systems and other interactive software programs.
The deadline for applications has been extended through March 8, 2014. For consideration, please visit this website and submit a CV and cover letter.
Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) is seeking candidates for the position of a Data Applications Analyst to provide support in the Office of Information Technology. The Data and Applications Analyst is responsible for reviewing, developing, refining, and managing reporting systems and applications used by academic and administrative departments in Georgetown University-Qatar.
Please note that this position will regularly liaise with departments on the main campus in Washington, D.C. and therefore require working after regular working hours on a weekly basis.
- Review, develop, refine, and manage data reporting systems used by various GU-Qatar departments administration for reporting and decision making;
- Establish or refine administrative databases and applications;
- Conduct data mining and help in the establishment and development of report distribution, utilization and analysis tools;
- Consult and collaborate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems necessary to meet the varied data reporting requirements of GU-Qatar;
- Analyze business application needs at the department and campus level and implement appropriate solutions;
- Produce reports from various data sources (external and internal) to provide user with actionable information or business intelligence;
- Collaborate with users to determine their data applications and reporting needs;
- Design and create queries to extract desired data, run reports, format data, and validate results;
- Resolve problems and maintain reporting systems;
- Maintain local and online administrative systems;
- Participate in ongoing decisions regarding study design, data collection, data analysis, and methodology;
- Design, code, enable, and maintain data transfer mechanisms required to move and/or synchronise data between online, local, and core business applications;
- Liaise with internal and external organisations to maximize use and benefit of available and proposed data systems;
- Train users in usage of business-critical applications;
- Develop and implement application solutions, including online data management systems;
- The above statement of key activities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of one so classified and does not preclude the incumbent from being assigned additional duties.
- Knowledge of relational and multidimensional databases; Data Definition Language and Data;
- Manipulation Language; data analysis techniques;
- Familiarity with higher education Information systems and processes;
- Familiarity in industry best practices for data structures and analysis;
- Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a relevant degree program such as computer science or business information systems;
- At least 4-6 years experience as a data analyst, preferably for large multinational organization or university;
- Comprehensive understanding of Oracle SQL or MS SQL;
- Comprehensive understanding of a minimum of two report writing and/or data analysis tools, such as Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, Cognos Reportnet, Microsoft Access, SAS, SPSS;
- Skilled in data manipulation, report writing, and techniques for data extraction; Administration of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, workflow tools, and similar business applications; Delivery of technical training to non-technical audiences;
- Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making, and design skills; Accuracy and meticulousness; Documentations skills; Ability to work independently and with supervision; Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and manage responsibilities independently;
- Information Security concepts including Data classification and data integrity; Comprehensive understanding of Banner Student Information System; Administration;
- Development/programming within online systems including Salesforce;
- Good math, communication, interpersonal, and project management skills; Presentation skills. Diplomacy, tact, and incisiveness.
For consideration, please visit this website and submit a CV and cover letter.
Research Assistant and Translator (Part Time)
Locally based candidates only. This is a non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have family based sponsorship to live and work in Qatar.
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar is the recipient of a research award from the Qatar National Research Fund to develop an Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics. The 3- year project includes a bibliographic component (to maintain and expand the existing database of resources on Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics - IMSE) and a research component (to develop the encyclopedia).
Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) is seeking candidates for the position of a Research Assistant and Translator to provide support in the Library. This part-time (20 hours/week) position will assist in abstracting and translating Arabic and Farsi language resources to be included in the database and provide administrative support to the editors and contributors of the encyclopedia. The role requires language proficiency, understanding of academic publishing, skill and ability in handling bibliographic data, and project administration skills.
- Read and summarize documents for inclusion in the IMSE database;
- Translate document titles and abstracts from Arabic or Farsi to English (and vice versa);
- Enter bibliographic information into the database according to MARC21 guidelines;
- Provide assistance to the data curator;
- Organize and manage the collection of books and other print materials on Islamic bioethics for the research project;
- Maintain and update the Islamic Bioethics project website;
- Provide administrative and research support for the project director and the editors and contributors to the encyclopedia;
- Write abstracts of the documents;
- Enter bibliographic data into the online IMSE database in Arabic and Farsi using prescribed bibliographic format and data fields;
- Liaise and communicate with the data curator for English language materials at the Bioethics Research Library in Washington, DC;
- Process and file books and materials according to established guidelines;
- Update the Islamic Bioethics website with current information and events;
- Prepare source materials for encyclopedia contributors;
- Set up meetings for encyclopedia editors;
- Assist in preparing and organizing project reports;
- Handle other tasks related to the project as requested by the Project Director;
- The above statement of key activities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of one so classified and does not preclude the incumbent from being assigned additional duties;
- Superior proficiency in Arabic and English languages;
- Proficiency in Farsi language desirable;
- Familiarity with higher education Information systems and processes;
- Sound knowledge of bibliographic records and information resources;
- Knowledge of the fields of Islamic studies, Islamic law, health sciences or bioethics in general;
To apply, please send an email with your resume and cover letter attached to SFSQ Jobs. Please make certain "Research Assistant and Translator" is in the subject line. This position is based in Doha, Qatar.