Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

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 a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) was established as a home for contemporary Islamic studies and to provide a unique platform for faculty and students to contribute to intellectual debates on Islam in a global context.

The College’s six graduate and postgraduate degree programs equip students with the training and skills required to pursue careers in academia and research, as well as cultural, business, and finance sectors, through specialized tracks offered. In addition, it houses several distinguished research centers and clusters under the Research Division, which brings together scholars and thought leaders from around the world and fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and scholarship.

At its very foundation, CIS fuses solid academic Islamic grounding with contemporary social sciences in its curricula, teaching platforms, and the development of its students. CIS has instilled its every facet with collaboration, innovation, and scholarship.

Position

The College of Islamic Studies invites applications for a faculty position in the Digital Sirah Project to begin in the academic year 2023-2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates should be specialized in Sirah. He/she will teach in the HBKU CIS MA in Islamic Studies, contribute to its emerging research profile, and engage with stakeholders in Qatar and the region to address issues related to Sirah. The successful candidate is expected to assume administrative positions and manage research projects at the college level.

The college is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate the ability to combine global perspectives with national and regional concerns.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • PhD or terminal degree from an accredited university that emphasizes applied modalities in the field of Education.
  • Manages the Digital Sirah project and coordinates the content production by other contributors.
  • Evidence of proficiency and success in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development.
  • Research and scholarly achievements are judged competent and adequate for the relevant rank compared to peers active in the same field at a major research university.
  • Significant national, regional, and international reputation in scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, etc.) in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual proficiency in Arabic and English is essential and the primary language of instruction is English.
  • 2-5 years of relevant full-time university teaching 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.
  • Familiarity with the country and the region is preferred.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit their complete application with a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and names of 3 references with their full contact information to this link

Deadline

Applications are accepted immediately for review. The successful candidate must be ready to start in the Fall of 2024.

Remuneration

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

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