Faculty position in media management or economics & organizing executive and advanced education

Northwestern University’s first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), is searching for a full-time faculty member to direct a new executive and graduate education program.

We seek candidates with expertise in the organization of executive university programs in media and communication, the social sciences, or humanities. The ideal candidate will have experience in building and managing such a program and how it is taught. In addition, the ideal candidate would be able to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in one or more of the following fields: media management or economics, social aspects of information technologies, or organizational communication. The applicant will be appointed to one or more of our three programs, in communication, journalism and strategic communication, and liberal arts. MBA or master's degree with significant experience required, PhD preferred. Interest in the MENA region would be welcomed.

NU-Q's programs in journalism, communication, and liberal arts work to advance the understanding and practice of freedom of expression. Our goal is to build a Northwestern University legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which excellence in science, technology, health care, and the information economy are fundamental goals of our host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

Toward this end, we seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research, and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff comprised of women and men drawn from Qatar, South Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota, and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth, and in 2017 will occupy its own 500,000-square-foot building with leading-edge teaching, research, and media technologies.

NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive generous research and faculty development support as well a highly competitive salary and a package of benefits and overseas allowances. Candidate should be available to begin August 1, 2017. Rank for these non-tenured positions is based upon qualifications and experience.


To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to:


Applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

Date Posted: October 12, 2016

Job ID: 29578