Georgetown University, Georgetown University in Qatar

Position ID:Georgetown University-Georgetown University in Qatar-FPSA [#25260]
Position Title: Faculty Position in South Asian History, Open Rank (Assistant / Associate / Professor) at Georgetown University in Qatar
Position Location:Doha, Qatar
Subject Area: South Asian Studies
Appl Deadline:2023/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/08/03, finished 2024/04/06)
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Faculty Position in South Asian History, Open Rank (Assistant / Associate / Professor) at Georgetown University in Qatar
Georgetown University in Qatar

Location: Qatar
Open Date: Jul 27, 2023
Deadline: Oct 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) invites applications for one (1) core assistant, associate, or full professor position in South Asian History (open rank). We are especially interested in candidates with a focus on gender and/or the environment, as well as a transregional understanding of South Asia's place in history whether in the modern or pre-modern context. The successful candidate will be able to teach required undergraduate courses in introductory and regional history, as well as upper-level electives at the advanced undergraduate level in the candidate's area of research specialization.

Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track and tenured appointments, in compliance with Georgetown University's academic governance guidelines. The successful applicant will take their place at a top-ranking research institution, and will have as colleagues a team of internationally recognized scholars.

GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty at Georgetown University in Qatar are eligible to apply for GU-Q Faculty Research Funds and the Qatar National Research Fund's Qatar Academic Research Grant and National Research Program. Junior core assistant professors are eligible for a research semester without teaching responsibilities. Colleagues with senior core faculty status are also eligible to apply for periodic research sabbaticals.

The teaching load for core faculty is 2-2. GU-Q boasts best-in-class teaching facilities including a Global Classroom for classes connecting students in Washington, D.C. and Doha.

Compensation is very competitive in relation to the US academic market. It includes an annual summer research stipend for active scholars, amounting to 2/9 of the base salary. The expatriate benefits package includes: fully-furnished high-quality housing, transportation allowance, annual family home leave allowance, health insurance (worldwide coverage), generous private school tuition support for accompanying children, etc.

GU-Q was established in 2005 alongside other elite international universities in Education City, in partnership with Qatar Foundation. GU-Q is an integral part of Georgetown University, delivering the renowned School of Foreign Service's Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree: a liberal arts program offering majors in International Politics, International History, Culture and Politics, and International Economics. Several MA programs are in development. Degrees are issued by Georgetown University. GU-Q is a research-focused, student-oriented institution with a globally competitive research and publications record, and It houses the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS). GU-Q values interdisciplinarity and its faculty and students benefit from the opportunities offered by the wider academic eco-system of Education City. For more information on GU-Q, see

Qatar offers a diverse, safe and family-friendly living environment. Ranked the safest country in the world in 2020, it is connected by direct flights to over 160 destinations in 90 countries. The iconic Qatar National Library, adjacent to GU-Q in Education City and designed by Rem Koolhaas, provides free membership to all faculty and students. Public parks, beaches, sports facilities (including Education City's extensive sports venues), museums, cafes, and restaurants abound, and a state-of-the-art metro system connects all parts of Doha and nearby locations (see For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see:


Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on October 1, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials must be submitted via Georgetown’s online application management system at Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Ms. Carina Lawson at

Queries about the position should be directed to Professor M. Reza Pirbhai, Search Committee Chair, at Please reference “South Asian History Search” in the subject line.

For more information and to apply, visit

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

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