Northwestern University in Qatar invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a full-time open-rank faculty appointment in visual communication, to be appointed in the Communication Program.
We seek candidates with an active interdisciplinary research program that focuses on visual communication in the Global South, with preference given to scholars who focus on the Arab world, Africa, and / or South Asia, and whose research is comparative or transnational, who investigate such areas as image activism, visual media and culture, visual representation, digital imagery, interface aesthetics, and who include ethics, gender, race, and / or coloniality in their analysis.
By the time of appointment, we expect successful candidates to have a Ph.D. in media studies, communication, cultural studies, or from related interdisciplinary backgrounds, and to have linguistic competence and field experience in their research area.
NU-Q is a globally embedded institution : it is one of three campuses of Northwestern University (Chicago, Doha, Evanston) and one of several institutions in the Qatar Foundation’s Education City in Doha, Qatar.
Our mission is to mentor and educate students to become creative, ethical, and impactful communicators across cultural and national boundaries.
We are committed to a vibrant student life, academic excellence, and to high-level undergraduate student research and media making, particularly on the Global South.
Located at the confluence of continents, NU-Q is a diverse global community with approximately 500 students from 60 countries.
Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to our distinctive Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South (#IAS NUQ), a community of evidence-based storytellers devoted to understanding the media, cultures, societies, politics, and history of the countries of the Global South.
This includes mentoring our Undergraduate Global Fellows, participating in reading and research groups, and contributing to panels, seminars, conferences, and publications.
In addition to a demonstrated research track record commensurate with rank, or highly promising research trajectory for emerging scholars, applicants should show competence in working with globally diverse communities, a strong commitment to excellence in inclusive teaching and mentoring, and dedication to institutional service and shared governance.
Responsibilities include teaching courses in the communication program and elective courses that speak to their research field, as well as contributing to NU-Q’s curricular demands.
These could include the Doha Seminar honors course, graduate seminars, executive education classes, or courses qualifying for our university’s growing number of interdisciplinary minors, such as Africana Studies, Film and Design, Middle East Studies, Media and Politics, and Strategic Communication.
NU-Q provides competitive compensation and benefits. The medium of instruction is English, but proficiency in Arabic or another regional language would be an advantage at NU-Q.
Candidates with experience in US higher education as well as in the Arab region, women, and persons from traditionally underrepresented groups in academia are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications received by September 16, 2022,will receive the highest priority. The search will continue until the position is filled or the search closed.
To apply, please submit the following :
Candidates who move to next stages will be asked to submit a brief statement of research agenda that addresses ability to work in a multidisciplinary community, a sample publication, a sample course syllabus, and a brief statement on working with diverse groups, including relevant international workplace influences.
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