Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Comparative Politics

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Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for a core faculty position in Comparative Politics, open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). 

Applications from candidates with a geographic specialization in one or more of Europe; East/South East/Central Asia; or Russia, are especially encouraged. The successful candidate will be able to teach the required undergraduate course in Comparative Political Systems and the course on Scope & Methods in Political Science, as well as upper-level electives. Ability to teach, and mentor, quantitative research in politics and international relations, will be an advantage. 

The successful applicant will join a top-ranking research institution, and 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 School of Foreign Service’s Bachelor in Foreign Service, offering majors in International Politics, International History, Culture and Politics, and International Economics. We value interdisciplinarity. Faculty and students benefit from the opportunities offered by the wider academic eco-system of Education City.

Core faculty positions replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track and tenured appointments, in conformity with Georgetown’s academic governance. 

The teaching load for core faculty is 2-2. Assistant Professors are eligible for a one-semester Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, typically taken in the third or fourth year of service. Senior faculty are eligible for a research semester after 6 years of service.  GU-Q provides generous support for research and conference travel. Faculty can apply for grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. 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 90 countries. 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 

Compensation is very competitive in relation to the US academic market and even more so to that of the UK and Europe. It includes an annual summer research stipend for active scholars, amounting to 2/9 of the base salary, and a generous expatriate benefits package including high-quality housing, transportation allowance, annual family home leave allowance, health insurance, private school tuition support for accompanying children, etc.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references online. Please click the above Apply button to access. 

Selection will start 15 November 2022. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually in late November/early December. Candidates shortlisted will be flown out to Doha for a 3-day visit in mid-January 2023 to present their research and teaching, discover GU-Q and Doha (including options for accommodation and schools), and get to know our students, staff and faculty.

Queries about the position should be directed to [email protected] 

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

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