Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) established the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) in 2016. It houses two academic departments, Translation and Interpreting Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. Its focus is to provide impactful graduate programs and research spanning the humanities and social sciences. Since its founding, CHSS has developed an array of master's and PhD programs and forged a strong reputation for research and scholarship with its outstanding faculty and facilities.

CHSS MA and PhD programs:

  • MA in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
  • MA in Women, Society and Development
  • MA in Intercultural Communication
  • PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences


As CHSS moves beyond its initial phase, an opportunity exists for visionary new leadership to shape the strategic direction and growth trajectory of the College. This will include efforts to diversify academic programming, promote interdisciplinary collaboration across HBKU and within Qatar Foundation's Education City, recruit stellar graduate students and faculty, and elevate CHSS's reputation and impact locally, regionally, and globally. The Dean has opportunities to leverage synergies and drive innovation in graduate education and research within and across the humanities and social sciences.

Job Role Description

  • Developing a strategic vision for CHSS that advances HBKU's mission to achieve international prominence as a top-ranked research university.
  • Fostering a culture of academic and research excellence.
  • Expanding community outreach initiatives.
  • Promoting collaboration across HBKU colleges and with Education City partners.
  • Recruiting and supporting outstanding faculty and staff.
  • Managing budgets, facilities, and resources efficiently.
  • Enhancing existing academic programs and initiating innovative new offerings.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • A PhD or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities.
  • A distinguished record of scholarship and research.
  • Extensive (at least 5 years) university administration experience at the department head level or higher.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning capabilities.
  • Knowledge of the region and competency in the Arabic language is desirable.
  • Should hold the rank of Professor or equivalent.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow this link

Additional documents may be solicited from short-listed candidates.


Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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 culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.