Assistant Professor / Associate / Professor open Rank- History (Medieval History)

Brief Description of DI:

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) was founded in Qatar in 2015 as a Doha-based independent institution of higher education. The Institute offers MA and PhD programs in two schools: the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Economics, Administration and Public Policy. The Institute adopts a student-centred approach to learning, promotes interdisciplinary research, and uses Arabic as the primary language of instruction, with fluency in English a requirement. DI aims to graduate researchers and practitioners who can advance knowledge and better the human condition, while upholding the highest scientific, professional, and ethical standards. It provides advanced leadership-focused training that emphasizes the competencies necessary to satisfy the region's needs in sustainable development and intellectual advancement. The Institute upholds the guiding principles of academic freedom and emphasizes the values of integrity and professionalism.

Brief Description of Program:

The History program seeks to form a new generation of researchers in the field of Arab and Islamic history. It trains them to critically use and analyze diverse sources, whether local, regional or international, and engage with current historiographical debates and new methodological approaches. The program seeks to enable its students to contribute to the production of historical knowledge from a critical perspective.

The History program offers diverse courses, including methodologies, historiography, and techniques for reading archival documents. They cover various aspects of Mediterranean and Arab history, and the broader Muslim world.

Job Summary:

The history program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in medieval Islamic history. Priority is given to candidates who are proficient in the Arabic language and/or have a special interest in research and practice in the Arab region.

Main Responsibilities:

The new hire is expected to:

be competent and experienced in teaching specialized courses in medieval Islamic history, in Arab and Islamic Historiography, and reading historical manuscripts and archives.
have high quality refereed publications.
supervise MA and PhD students in history
participate fully in the academic life of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
assume administrative duties.

Qualification, Experiences and Skills:
Candidates are expected to have:

Doctoral degree in History
experience in graduate student supervision, and with a record of publications commensurate with academic rank.
be fluent in both Arabic and English

Research Skills:

Ability to undertake impactful research
Ability to engage in knowledge exchange and transfer.
Willingness to engage in collaborative research with other members of the Program or/and the Institute (across different programs and disciplines).


Teaching experience in History
Ability to teach in Arabic at the graduate level
Commitment to high quality teaching and the fostering of positive learning environment for students.

Administrative Skills:

Participation at Committees at the Program, School and Institute levels
Commitment to work as part of a team and to assist in the smooth running of the Program.

Required Documents:

For full consideration please provide

A Letter of Application
A Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Samples of publications
Teaching Statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi, student evaluations, etc.)
Copies of University degrees
Three names and contact information of referees who can provide letters of recommendation
Teaching philosophy statement
Additional material may be requested at a later stage
For further inquiries about the job, you may contact the Head of Program Professor Issam Nassar

Application Deadline:

Closing date is EBD on ….15-Jan-24

Additional Notes:

The Doha Institute encourages female faculty to apply to this position.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

To Apply:


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