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Georgetown University in Qatar aims to recruit a faculty member in Arabic Language and Linguistics for a core faculty position at GU-Q. Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track appointments.

The nominal teaching load is 2-2 for core faculty. Colleagues who earn senior core faculty status are
eligible to apply for periodic research sabbaticals.

We seek applications from colleagues at the ranks of associate and full professor. We are particularly interested in hearing from colleagues with previous experience as a program director, center director or department chairperson. We are also interested in hearing from colleagues with previous experience teaching Arabic to heritage language learners.

Applicants at advanced rank must have substantial research accomplishments and evidence of active research agendas, and outstanding teaching credentials.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Compensation and expatriate benefits
packages are extremely competitive. 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 on January 10, 2018, and continue until the positon is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials should be emailed to Kai-Henrik Barth at Please reference “Arabic Search” in the subject line. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Queries about the position should be directed to Amira El-Zein, Search Committee Chair, 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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