Faculty Position in Science and Technology Studies

Northwestern University in Qatar

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Application Deadline: December 15, 2014


Northwestern University’s first international campus, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), invites applications for a faculty appointment in Science and Technology Studies effective fall semester 2015. The individual selected will be part of the school’s Liberal Arts program faculty. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline and will be prepared to teach undergraduate students in Science and Technology Studies in both introductory and advanced classes. Teaching and research emphasis will integrate science and technology with areas such as science policy, health, ethics, citizen science, history or philosophy of science and technology in the modern era. Expected educational background will be in science and technology studies well integrated with a disciplinary background in sociology, philosophy, political science, history, education, science, or another appropriate field.

NU-Q’s programs in Journalism, Communication and Liberal Arts aim to prepare students for careers in media industries and other fields and are committed to the advancement and practice of freedom of expression. The university aspires to a legacy of education and discovery in a dynamic area of the world in which science, technology, health care and the information economy are fundamental goals of the host nation, Qatar. Many faculty find this to be a geographic area rich in research opportunities.

We seek individuals engaged in visionary lines of teaching, research and creative activity who will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff comprised of women and men drawn from Qatar, the Middle East region, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and elsewhere. The successful candidate will join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience includes Northwestern, Stanford, Cambridge, Columbia, Minnesota and other highly ranked schools. Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q collaborates with sister institutions that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M, and Virginia Commonwealth.

NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive a highly competitive salary and benefits including overseas allowances and travel as well as funds for research and faculty development.   Candidates should be available to begin August 1, 2015. Rank for this non-tenured position is based upon qualifications and experience.   All NU-Q faculty are employees of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Applications received by December 15, 2014 will receive the highest priority. The search will continue and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a letter of application, a CV, a sample of writing/creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three references to: faculty-recruitment@qatar.northwestern.edu.

Questions about the faculty opportunity may also be directed to the above address.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the Qatar.

Posted: November 17, 2014