Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is an emerging world-class teaching and research university that is building its foundation upon unique collaborations with best local and international institutions. Located in Education City, Doha, Qatar, HBKU delivers world-class research-based undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Islamic Studies, College of Science and Engineering, Law School, and College of Public Health. It also provides unparalleled opportunities for research and scholarship through its research institutes, and its Center of Executive Education delivers customized programs for the business community of Qatar and the region, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

About College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was recently established with a vision to enrich society, both in Qatar, the GCC and the wider world, by providing transformative educational experiences that bridge disciplinary boundaries, and by offering the academic community opportunities to engage in innovative research and collaboration. The college achieves its mission through recruiting and retaining the finest faculty and researchers, enrolling and graduating high caliber students and promoting a supportive environment for faculty and student research and through offering the following programs:

  • Master of Arts in Translation Studies (MATS)- since 2012
  • Master of Arts in Audiovisual Translation (MAAT)- since 2014
  • Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development- to be launched in 2017
  • Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies- to be launched in 2017

Open-Rank Professorship Of Digital Humanities And Societies:

Hamad bin Khalifa University is inviting applications for open-Rank professorship in Digital Humanities and Societies with emphasis on socio-cultural studies and digital technologies. The MA in Digital Humanities and Societies program offers two specialized tracks: a) Digital Humanities, and b) Digital Cultures and Social Studies in the Middle East.  Applicants with doctoral degrees in transdisciplinary of digital humanities are preferred. The college seeks candidates that may address interrelations and interconnectivity of studies in culture, film and media, journalism, religions, history and philosophy, gender, geo-politics and the built environments of the MENA region through digital forms and interpretations. The position includes a focus on digital media production and representation, crowdsourcing of public campaigns, participatory journalism, big data, and online identity and representation of the cultures of underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to situating questions surrounding emergent digital cultures and technologies within their historical, theoretical, and critical contexts, considering the consequences of the use technologies and intersections between cultural identities, political economy and social/political formations. S/he needs to be fluent in English, and preferably Arabic.

Minimum Requirements

  • Exceptional Broad knowledge of the Digital Humanities and Cultures
  • Research Profile within Digital Humanities with a focus on open data in digital heritage
  • University level teaching experience
  • Knowledge of marketing, branding and dissemination
  • Documented Qualifications in IT preferably including experience with programming
  • Applicants must demonstrate through a study plan or other related documents that they are able to plan and undertake teaching within one or more of the courses listed for the MA in Digital Humanities & Societies

Preferred Requirements

Interdisciplinary research that links the humanities, science, and digital technologies. Ability to lead robust critique and theoretically informed discussion about contemporary cultural transformations.

Experience of leading collaborative research projects and documented impact with external partners outside the university


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Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.

At Hamad Bin Khalifa University – our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership – all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact in the development of nations.


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