Non-Core Faculty Position in Science for All Program

Georgetown University in Qatar
Doha (QA)
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

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Non-Core Faculty Position in Science for All Program

Georgetown University: Main Campus: Walsh School of Foreign Service: Georgetown University in Qatar

Location: Qatar

Open Date: Sep 27, 2022

Deadline: Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for a full-time non-core faculty position as Teaching Professor in the Science for All Program. This position is open rank and will be hired at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The position starts in August 2023. We seek an enthusiastic scientist to develop and teach science courses to non-science majors as part of the “Science for All” core curriculum courses for undergraduate students majoring in the social sciences and humanities. The courses must emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problems, global health, international security, or related topics at the intersection of science, technology and international affairs. Examples include climate change, contaminants and biodiversity loss, or nuclear energy and security. The courses must be anchored in the natural sciences, that is, biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences, or neuroscience, and may also include perspectives from history, philosophy, and sociology of science and technology. These courses are specifically designed to illustrate, in the context of the natural sciences, how scientific understanding is developed, tested, and revised. As with all of Georgetown's core curriculum, SFA courses should help students connect the subject matter of the course to broader contexts such as ethical and social issues.

The initial academic appointment is for a 3-year term, and is renewable. The teaching load for teaching faculty is 3-3.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences, neuroscience, or environmental sciences with an additional focus on the implications of science andtechnology for international affairs; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and a genuine interest in effectively communicating science to a diverse population of undergraduate students. The successful candidate will be able to teach three distinct undergraduate science requirement courses per academic year and a total of six courses per year. Ability to teach courses in more than one discipline will be an advantage.

About the Georgetown science requirement and the Science for All Program, please see

For a list of currently approved science courses, please see

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 was established in 2005 alongside eight 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: 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; it houses its own Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS).We value interdisciplinarity. Faculty and students also benefit from the opportunities offered by the wider academic eco-system of Education City.

GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty at Georgetown University in Qatar are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. QNRF also offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars. GU-Q boasts best-in-class teaching facilities including a Global Classroom for classes joining students in Washington, D.C. and Doha.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe and family-friendly 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 new 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 ,museums, cafes and restaurants abound, and a state-of-the-art metro system connects all parts of Doha and nearby locations (see Education City has its own extensive sports facilities.

Compensation is very competitive in relation to the US academic market and even more so tothat of the UK and Europe. 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.

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references via Interfolio. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2022 to ensure full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually to arrive at a final shortlist. Candidates shortlisted will, Covid-regulations permitting, be flown out to GU-Q in Doha (Business Class) for a 3-day visit to present their research and teaching, discover GU-Q and Doha (including options for accommodation and schools where relevant), and get to know our students, staff and faculty.

Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth, the search committee chair, at

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.


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Georgetown University is an 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

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

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