Northwestern U in Qatar job ad: Global Media Studies

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR
Global Media Studies/Technology Policy

Northwestern University’s first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in Global Media Studies/Technology Policy to join the school’s Program in Communication.

Candidates will hold appropriate advanced degrees and will be prepared to teach undergraduate students in the field noted above.

NU-Q’s programs in Journalism, Communication and Liberal Arts aim to prepare students for careers in media industries and other fields and are committed to the advancement of the understanding and practice of freedom of expression. The university aspires to build a legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which excellence in cultural development, science, technology, health care and the information economy are fundamental goals of the host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities and NU-Q has partnerships with Al Jazeera and the Doha Film Institute.

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, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join 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.

The ideal candidate will be able to examine media industries globally and in the Arab world from the perspective of communication policy and institutions. Candidates demonstrate interest in the economic, historical, legal, social, and cultural forces shaping the direction and organization of media implementation, use, and regulation, especially in the Middle East. Other areas of expertise might include, but are not limited to: global media history; media economics and industry study, communication technology and society; big data; social media; media, gender, and culture in the Arab world. Earned Ph.D. preferred.

NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive a highly competitive salary and benefits including overseas allowances and travel as well as funds for research and faculty development. Candidates should be available to begin August 1, 2015. Rank for these non-tenured positions is based upon qualifications and experience. All NU-Q faculty are employees of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Applications received by December 15, 2014 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of research, writing or creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references.

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.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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