Core Faculty Position in American Studies - Assistant Professor


Core Faculty Position in American Studies - Assistant Professor


Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for a core faculty position in American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. 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.

We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in American studies in an international context. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of an active research agenda and the promise of future research productivity, as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will take their place at a top-ranking research institution, and will have as colleagues a team of internationally-recognized scholars.

The teaching load for core faculty is 2-2. Assistant Professors are eligible for one semester of fully-paid Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, typically taken in the third or fourth year of service at GU-Q.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Compensation and expatriate benefits packages are extremely competitive and include: university provided, fully-furnished housing; a transportation allowance; medical insurance with international coverage; and a tax equalization policy for U.S. taxpayers. GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty members at GU-Q are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund for various research opportunities.

For more information on GU-Q, see For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see:

Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter detailing their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials should be emailed to Please reference “American Studies Search” in the subject line. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Ian Almond, chairperson of the search committee at:

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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