Employment Opportunities

To learn more about employment opportunities available at SFS-Qatar, please click on the links below.

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.

Faculty Positions

Staff Positions

Non-Sponsored Staff Positions

Coordinator, Office of Academic Services

The Office of Academic Services (OAS) focuses on supporting and engaging student learning and achievement, and promoting best practices in teaching and assessment. OAS is directed by the Assistant Dean and has a professional staff of Coordinators and Specialists along with student peer tutors and undergraduate teaching assistants.  Reporting to the Assistant Dean and Director of OAS, the Coordinator will provide coordination for activities in support student learning and academic achievement and to assist the Director in achieving the aims of the unit.


  • Provide administrative support, including processing of financial documents such as EVs, CSRs and check requests.
  • Meet with the Director to plan programming for student support and achievement.
  • Provide expert tutoring and lead workshops for students in an area of specialization.
  • Supervise, train and mentor student workers.
  • Identify or develop resources for student support and achievement.
  • Assist the Director in delivery of teaching, learning and assessment initiatives.
  • Manage OAS project development.
  • Collaborate with a team of OAS coordinators, specialist staff and student employees.


  • Master’s degree in English, TESOL, Education or a field related to the SFS curriculum required.  Ability to speak/write French and/or Arabic is a plus.
  • Teaching or tutoring at the college level; working with diverse learners. 
  • Supervising/coordinating/managing staff and project development.
  • Professional experience with academic administration, and program development.
  • Ability to work well with various forms of technology to support program operations and writing development including Microsoft Office Suite, online data management software; social media tools, iPads and their applications, collaborative writing spaces, etc.

To apply, please send an email with your resume and cover letter attached to SFSQ Jobs.  Please make certain "Coordinator, OAS" is in the Subject line.  This position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no sponsorship.  It is a term position, ending on December 31st, 2014, with the possibility of renewal.

Research Associate

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar together with the University of Deakin is the recipient of a research award from the Qatar National Research Fund to explore regional security implications of the Shia-Sunni divide in the context of the Arab revolution. This project combines a detailed analysis of popular uprisings, noting the weight of sectarian factors, with an examination of long-term geostrategic objectives of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The Research Fellow will conduct a literature review on the history of the Sunni/Shia divide, the democratic goals of the Arab revolutions, and the eruption of sectarian grievances following the revolutions. The Research Associate will work closely with other members of the research team to plan and carry out field work including assisting in the interview process in Qatar, Riyadh, Tehran, and Manama.

 S/he will work to assist the project PI in the preparation of all project outcome documents. 


  • Assist in background research and information gathering
  • Assist the Co-Lead PI in preparations for the fieldwork components of the project, including preparing interview content
  • Assist the Lead-PI in preparations for the fieldwork components of the project, including interview content
  • Assist in the interview processes in Qatar, Riyah, Tehran, and Manama
  • Assist in analysis and writing-up of research findings
  • Assist the PI in the preparation of all project outcome documents
  • The role requires both excellent administration skills and a solid understanding of the project research cycle. The successful candidate has the challenge of carrying out both short-term and long-term planning activities and carrying out diverse tasks in relation to the smooth running of the project. She/he should have the ability of working towards immediate and long-term deadlines and show initiative.
  • Serving all other administrative needs of the research team & SFS-Qatar administration
  • Function as a communication conduit and first point of contact between the LPI, co-PI, PI and other SFS Qatar research and administrative personnel, and manage continuous follow-up on all administrative aspects of the project’s workflow


  • BA
  • Experience of previous research, including fieldwork and creating interview content 
  • Experience of analysis and writing up of research findings and preparing project documents
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Arabic and/or Farsi is highly desirable
  • Ability to work independently as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills

To apply, please send an email with your resume and cover letter attached to SFSQ Jobs.  Please make certain "Research Associate" is in the Subject line.  This position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no sponsorship.

Center for International and Regional Studies Research Analyst

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q), in conjunction with the Center for International and Regional Studies, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Analyst. This position will support the Associate Director for Research in managing CIRS’s research output. The role will contribute towards developing CIRS’s inter-disciplinary research agenda (focused on the politics, economics, society, and culture of thePersian Gulf and Middle East). This position will add actively to all areas of CIRS’s research portfolio, including to research assignments and projects undertaken by the Director and other CIRS staff members as and when necessary.

As this position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no relocation assistance, SFS-Q is looking for locally based candidates only. This is a non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have the necessary sponsorship to live and work in Qatar.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supports the Director and Associate Director in carrying out research for the Center and identifies critical gaps in the scholarship where CIRS can engage in new research;
  • Undertakes regular, critical, and systematic literature reviews of primary sources/articles/journals/books on The Persian Gulf and Middle East, and provides written and oral summaries to the Assistant Director as needed;
  • Compiles, processes, evaluates, and analyses data from a variety of sources for different research assignments. Generates background research output for the Center’s projects, and contributes to the development of independent and original ideas as appropriate.;
  • Assists in the organization of CIRS research meetings and working groups;
  • Contributes to CIRS research publications as needed through written or editorial assignments;
  • Supports the dissemination of the research by attending meetings, assisting in the preparation of reports and publications as appropriate;
  • Provides issue briefs, analytical summaries, other written products under the direction of the Assistant Director of Research;
  • Assists in preparation of reports for Program Committee meetings and Advisory Board meetings;
  • Performs other duties associated with the Center’s research projects, which may be assigned by the Associate Director for Research;
  • Assists in various editorial duties; including writing, reviewing, and editing various materials for publication;
  • 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.

Requirements :

  • A Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Politics, or related social-science disciplines; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Substantial knowledge of the Arabic language is a requirement;
  • 2 to 3 years previous experience in professional setting, preferably academic institution; close familiarity with culture of academia and/or research institutions;
  • Must possess adequate knowledge of computer programs necessary to manage academic databases, perform analysis, create graphs/spreadsheets, and conduct internet-based research;
  • Ideal candidate should be available to start in early September 2014. Some flexibility in regard to start date maybe available.

To apply, please send an email with your resume, cover letter and writing sample attached to SFSQ Jobs. Please make certain "Research Analyst" is in the subject line. This position is based in Doha, Qatar. No relocation assistance is available.

Economics Specialist (part-time), Office of Academic Services

The Office of Academic Services (OAS) is a dynamic academic achievement and support unit within Academic Affairs that provides programming to support development in writing across the disciplines, economics and foreign languages for students enrolled in Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. OAS is currently hiring a part-time Economics Specialist to serve as teaching assistant and tutor. Please note that this is a part-time (20 hours per week), non- sponsored, academic support position and not a research or faculty teaching position. It is a term position, ending on December 31st, 2014, with the possibility of renewal.

The role of Economics Specialist in OAS is to provide expert tutoring and support for student learning in core economics subjects (principles of micro- and macroeconomics, international trade and finance) as well as courses in the IECO major (calculus, econ statistics, etc.) by serving as teaching assistant, tutor and mentor. The specific job responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a teaching assistant in up to 2 economics course per semester which includes: attending all classes; preparing and delivering a recitation/review session each week; grading problem sets and exams; meeting with students individually and in groups; and meeting weekly with the lead faculty member.
  • Tutoring students in core economics classes (microeconomics, macroeconomics, quantitative methods, international trade and international finance) as well as course in the major. • Developing and leading workshops and group review/study sessions.
  • Being available for consultation with faculty.
  • Assisting with the development of resources for learning economics.
  • Providing guidance and mentoring to peer tutors of economics.
  • Collaborating with a team of other specialists, peer tutors and professional staff in OAS.

This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Academic Services but is mentored by and collaborates closely with economics faculty.


  • MSc in economics (with a strong quantitative and analytical background).
  • Experience teaching or tutoring statistics or economics at the college level.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, learning-focused, team environment.

To apply, please send an email with your resume and cover letter attached to SFSQ Jobs. Please make certain "Economics Specialist" is in the subject line. This position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no sponsorship.