Faculty Positions in Intercultural and Literary Translation Machine Translation, AI and/or Terminology
Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is an emerging research university that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region while having global impact.


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at HBKU aims to deliver innovative programs that meet educational needs in the fields of humanities and social sciences for Qatar and the region. 



The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) invites applications for Open Rank positions in the field of Translation Studies. The successful candidate will have long-standing experience in the field of Intercultural and Literary Translation, or Machine Translation, Artificial Intelligence and/or Terminology, a dynamic and innovative research agenda, as evidenced through an internationally recognized, strong record of peer-reviewed publications. The candidate will work closely with other programs in the college, in particular the PhD Program in Humanities and Social Sciences, and with national, regional and international partners and stakeholders. 


The candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses at MA and PhD level, applying a range of methodologies for teaching and assessment, contribute to all levels of curriculum development in the area(s) of specialty including the development of the interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidate will supervise MA and PhD students, and will be committed to research-based teaching and learning and the integration of professional practice into classroom activities, encouraging students to analyze and reflect on intercultural and literary translation or machine translation, artificial intelligence and/or terminology with a specific focus on new research and professional trends in these areas. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives.


The successful candidate will be a dynamic, experienced and internationally recognized scholar with a strong record of research output and funding/grant acquisition and will be expected to contribute to a wide range of leadership tasks at a strategic level. The candidate needs to be fluent in English, and preferably a language or languages of the region.


HBKU and CHSS offer unprecedented opportunities for professional enrichment and personal fulfillment, with ample research funding opportunities, and the college is well positioned to continue its present growth.
Research is enhanced within HBKU by a highly-collaborative environment both within CHSS, as well as with national research institutes (Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute), Aspetar/Aspire Zone, partner universities within Qatar Foundation (Weill-Cornell, Qatar, Carnegie Mellon, Qatar) and Sidra Medical Center. 


Required Qualifications & Skills for Faculty Positions

  • Has a PhD in Intercultural and/or Literary Translation, Machine Translation, Artificial Intelligence, Terminology or any related field.
  • Is an active researcher with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. 
  • Has adequate instructional and mentorship experience relative to supervising MA and PhD students.
  • International experience and qualifications will be given preference.
  • English language proficiency is required.


How to Apply

Please submit your complete application (CV, cover letter, research plan, teaching philosophy and contact details of three professional referees) through the following link: Click here to apply



Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The first review stage of applications will start in November 2019. 



HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as Housing & transportation allowances, Children educational Assistance,  annual paid leave and airfares, medical insurance etc.  

HBKU, as an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.



Please submit your complete application via the following link


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