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Faculty Positions

The search is now closed for the 2013/2014 academic year.

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) is building on its 8-year record of success by hiring 24 faculty, in a large, strategic expansion during the 3 year period from 2012 through 2015. This strategic growth in key positions will almost double our research and teaching capacity and serves as a reflection of our growing appeal to the best students around the globe, and of SFS-Q’s status as an integral part of one of the world’s great research-intensive, student-centered universities.

This academic year we have searched for 10 faculty (open rank) in the following fields:

International Relations/Politics
Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics (7 positions)

Professor of Theology (1 position)

Professor of Economics
Professor of Sports Economics

In the broader context of our expansion program, faculty in other social science/humanities disciplines, in particular political science/IR, are invited to express interest at any time via email to GrowSFSQ@georgetown.edu.

Since opening our doors in Qatar in 2005, as part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) – whose programs are recognized as among the very best in the world – we have gained acclaim both locally and globally, conducting world-class research and graduating students that rank on a par with the very best in Washington, D.C. Join us in building on our successes – in the heart of this globally crucial region with exceptional human and material resources, in a country that is building its future.

In the 2012/2013 academic year we recruited 13 faculty across the following positions:

  • Professor of Economics (Open Rank)
  • Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture (Open Rank)
  • Professor of Arabic Language and Applied Linguistics (Open Rank)
  • Arabic Language Instruction Faculty (Open Rank)
  • Professor of English/Humanities (Open Rank)
  • Professor of Global History (Open Rank)
  • Professor of Middle East History (Open Rank)
  • Professor of South/East Asian or African History (Open Rank)

The following faculty are now teaching at the Qatar campus as a result of the first recrutiment cycle of the growth campaign:

  • Dr. Ian Almond (Professor) - World Literature / Humanities
  • Dr. Reza Pirbhai (Associate Professor) - Global History
  • Dr. Ahmad Alqassas (Assistant Professor) - Arabic Language & Linguistics
  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Arian (Assistant Professor) - Middle East History
  • Dr. Jose Asturias (Assistant Professor) - Economics
  • Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ashiri (Associate Professor) - Arabic Language Instructor
  • Dr. Hou Zhaoyang (Assistant Professor) - Economics
  • Dr. Phoebe Musandu (Assistant Professor) - African History
  • Dr. Max Oidtmann (Assistant Professor) - Asian History
  • Dr. Omar Khalifah (Assistant Professor) - Arab Literature & Culture
  • Dr. Hany Fazza (Arabic Language Instructor)
  • Dr. Firat Oruc (Assistant Professor) - World Literature / humanities
  • Dr. Obindah Gershon (Adjunct professor) - Energy Economics
  • Dr. Arjun Bedi (Visiting Professor) - Economics 

Join the ranks of our renowned faculty.

Why Georgetown University in Qatar?

Georgetown SFS-Q benefits from a location within easy reach of the wider Middle East, the Indian Ocean region, Asia, Africa and Europe; from exceptional cosmopolitan diversity; from a stunning campus building and the best library in the country; from co-location with other world-leading universities; and from huge Qatari investment in education and research.

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Why Qatar?

Qatar, one of the world’s richest countries, lies at the cross-roads of east and west. A modern, thriving country in the heart of the Middle East with an ambitious development vision, it offers a high standard of living and a safe environment with excellent facilities, modern infrastructure, and a mix of local and cosmopolitan culture. Increasingly a global player and venue for international diplomacy, economics and culture, its central location also makes it the ideal intersection for exploring Asian, African and European destinations.

Did you know?  QATAR topped the Middle East and North African (MENA) region in Global Peace Index (GPI) 2012 report

Non-Faculty Positions

We're hiring for administrative and non-teaching positions as well. If you like the Higher Education environment and want to be a part of a rapidly growing educational organization view our non-faculty vacancies to find a position that fits your skills and experience and become a part of our exciting future

Qatar Faculty Positions:

The search is now closed for the 2013/2014 academic year.