Faculty Positions

Faculty Positions

Northwestern Qatar 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 high-level undergraduate student research and media-making, particularly on the Global South. Located at the confluence of continents, Northwestern Qatar is a diverse global community with 450 students from 59 countries.

The school is currently conducting the following faculty searches:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Global Journalism
Candidates should have an active research program that focuses on journalism in the West Asia and North Africa region, particularly Arab countries. Preference given to scholars whose research is comparative or transnational, who investigate questions of media work and journalistic authority in relationship to politics and society, who focus on digital journalism and/or misinformation, who include ethics, gender and/or race in their analysis, and who have linguistic competence and field experience in their research area.

Assistant Professor in Strategic Communication
A faculty appointment 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.

Assistant Professor in Data Reporting
A full-time faculty appointment in data reporting, with a primary regional focus on Arab countries, to be appointed in the Journalism and Strategic Communication program. We seek candidates with strong and recent industry experience and a demonstrated record of successful professional practice, preferably in newspapers, who are experienced with the methods of data journalism, both in news gathering and storytelling, including data processing, analysis, and visualization. Knowledge of the legal and ethical issues in investigative reporting is also preferred, including familiarity with cybercrime and other content-based laws in the West Asia and North African region, particularly Arab countries.


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