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) provides a unique platform that contributes to critical intellectual debates on Islam in a global context, through its blended academic programs and an immersive learning experience; as well as its distinguished research division, which includes several research centers and clusters.

Position

HBKU’s CIS invites applications for a faculty position in Islamic studies with a specific focus in Islamic Law to begin in the academic year 2023-2024 at the rank of Full Professor. Successful candidates will teach in the HBKU CIS MA in Islamic Studies program, contribute to its emerging research profile, and engage with stakeholders in Qatar and the region to address issues in Islamic Law within the field of contemporary Islamic studies. 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 fields of Islamic law, Islamic legal theory, and the higher objectives of Sharia, with specific relevance to the context of contemporary societies.
  • Evidence of proficiency and success in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development.
  • Research and scholarly achievements judged competent and adequate for the relevant rank in comparison with 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.
  • 10 – 12 years plus 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.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow this link.
Additional documents may be solicited from short-listed candidates.

Deadline:

Applications accepted immediately with review beginning on July 25. The successful candidate must be ready to start in Fall 2023.

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 culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.