Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is an emerging research University that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact.

Job Purpose

To conduct teaching and research, and to contribute to HBKU becoming a world-class research university. To collaborate with faculty members and students to create a vibrant university community that will positively impact and contribute to the development of Qatar and the region by advancing knowledge in their field and developing human potential through their teaching.

Key Result Areas

  • Assume a role of professional leadership in the department/division and in the relevant scholarly discipline
  • Conduct assigned courses or seminars
  • Supervise independent study activities
  • Serve as an academic advisor to students
  • Serve on and chair University and College committees
  • Participate in the evaluation and promotion of faculty
  • Render service to the professional or lay community that is relevant to the individual's academic specialty
  • Participate in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials and special instructional methods
  • Conduct research or undertake comparable scholarly activity 
  • Supervise research projects and theses
  • Seek funding support for research
  • Other reasonable tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Perform related tasks as assigned

Operating Environment, Framework & Boundaries

Work is in a standard higher education setting.

Communications and Working Relationships

  • Dean – contact as needed to exchange information and receive approvals 
  • Students – frequent classroom contact, and contact as needed outside of class 
  • College committees – regular contact at meetings for information exchange and decision-making

Problem Solving & Complexity

  • Proactively identifies problems that are inhibiting meeting organizational objectives
  • Encourages both individuals and teams to solve problems through empowerment and effective delegation and review mechanisms
  • Ensures the allocation of resources and invests in people and tools to optimize problem solving and decision-making efforts
  • Removes obstacles and facilitates information flow to support effective problem solving across the organization 

Decision Making Authority & Responsibility

  • Applies judgment to decide when to make swift decisions even in the absence of all necessary information
  • Arrives at sound and timely decisions, based on past experience and an understanding of the current business environment and projected changes
  • Considers the impact of decisions on various stakeholders and takes this into account 
  • Delegates decision-making as appropriate to encourage and facilitate empowerment

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • PhD or terminal degree from an accredited university as required for teaching in certain fields
  • Minimum 10 - 12 years of experience in research, higher education, or closely related areas in industry (additional experience may be required to show equivalency), with evidence of increasing professional maturity and productivity
  • Evidence of proficiency in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development
  • Research and scholarly achievements judged competent and adequate for the rank of Professor in comparison with peers active in the same field at major research universities
  • Significant national, regional, and international reputation in scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, IP/patents, etc.) in comparison with peers active in the same field at major research universities
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse groups, cultures and communities
  • Evidence of significant national, regional, and international networks and collaborations in both teaching and research activities
  • Arabic proficiency is an advantage

How to Apply

Please submit your completed application (CV, cover letter and the names of three references with their full contact information) via the following link: Click here to apply


Review of applications is expected to begin soon and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.


HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as an education allowance, furnished accommodation, annual paid leave, air tickets and medical insurance.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, as an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.


Please submit your complete application via the following link


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