Assistant Professor in Strategic
Northwestern University in Qatar invites applications from
highly qualified candidates for a full-time Assistant Professor
faculty appointment in Strategic Communication, with a primary
focus on the Global South, to be appointed to the Journalism and
Strategic Communication Program. We seek candidates with an active
research program in strategic communication in the West Asia and
North Africa region (particularly Arab countries), South and
Southeast Asia, or Sub-Saharan Africa. Preference will be given to
scholars whose research is comparative or transnational, who
investigate questions of influence, propaganda, or misinformation,
and who have linguistic competence and field experience in their
research area. We expect successful candidates to have a Ph.D. by
the time of appointment, in interdisciplinary fields or in
disciplines such as new media, integrated marketing communication,
consumer culture, cultural studies, and related social sciences and
humanities. Professional experience in industry is an asset.
Candidates are expected to contribute to both undergraduate and
graduate education and program development.
NU-Q is a globally embedded institution: it is one of three
campuses of Northwestern University (Chicago, Doha, Evanston) and
one of several institutions in the Qatar Foundation’s Education
City in Doha, Qatar. Our mission is to mentor and educate students
to become creative, ethical, and impactful communicators across
cultural and national boundaries. We are committed to a vibrant
student life, academic excellence, and to high-level undergraduate
student research and media making, particularly on the Global
South. Located at the confluence of continents, NU-Q is a diverse
global community with 450 students from 59 countries.
In addition to a demonstrated or highly promising research
trajectory, applicants should show competence in working with
globally diverse communities, a strong commitment to excellence in
inclusive teaching and mentoring, and dedication to institutional
service and shared governance. Responsibilities include teaching
courses in their discipline and elective courses that speak to
their research field, as well as contributing to NU-Q’s curricular
demands. These could include teaching existing courses in the
Journalism and Strategic Communication program and foundation
courses in the Strategic Communication minor, as well as developing
new courses in areas like data-driven strategic communication,
misinformation and propaganda, and the application of artificial
intelligence and digital technologies to strategic communication,
along with graduate seminars, executive education classes, or
courses qualifying for our university’s growing number of
interdisciplinary minors, such as Africana Studies, Middle East
Studies, Media and Politics, and Strategic Communication.
NU-Q provides competitive compensation and benefits. The medium
of instruction is English, but proficiency in Arabic or another
regional language is an advantage at NU-Q. Candidates with
experience in US higher education as well as in the Arab region;
women; and persons from traditionally underrepresented groups in
academia are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications received by January 10, 2022, will
receive the highest priority. The search will continue until
the position is filled or the search closed.
To apply, please upload the following:
- Cover letter including how the applicant’s experience and
credentials align with this position.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information of three academic/professional references.
Candidates who move to next stages will be asked to submit a
brief statement of research agenda that addresses ability to work
in a multidisciplinary community, a sample publication, a sample
course syllabus, and a brief statement on working with diverse
groups, including relevant international workplace influences.
Please read ALL instructions and prepare before proceeding to
the application page:
- Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see
- Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files and
please be sure all information is entered accurately (especially
names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for
online revision after your application has been submitted.
- All required fields in the application form are marked with an
asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit”
- Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.
Applications accepted here: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTIxNA==
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer and does not discriminate against qualified
individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability,
citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any
other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are
encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work
in Qatar. For more information, please see the University’s Policy
on Institutional Equity at