Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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 a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) provides a unique platform that contributes to critical intellectual debates on Islam in a global context, through its blended academic programs and an immersive learning experience; as well as its distinguished research division, which includes several research centers and clusters.

At its very foundation, CIS fuses together solid academic Islamic grounding with contemporary social sciences in its curricula, teaching platforms, and the development of its students. CIS has instilled its every facet with collaboration, innovation, and scholarship.


The College of Islamic Studies at HBKU invites applications for a faculty position in counseling and clinical psychology to begin in the academic year 2024-2025 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates should be specialized in counseling or clinical psychology. CIS is looking for two candidates to support the MA in Counseling Psychology program at CIS. They would teach in the program, contribute to its emerging research profile and clinical work, and engage with stakeholders in Qatar and the region to address issues in counseling psychology. Candidates should have publications related to Muslim mental health and/or Islamic psychology. The successful candidate is expected to assume administrative positions and manage research projects at the college level.

The college is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate the ability to combine global perspectives with national and regional concerns.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 2-5 years of relevant full-time university teaching experience in research, higher education, or closely related areas in industry (additional experience may be required to show equivalency), with evidence of increasing professional maturity and productivity.
  • PhD or terminal degree from an accredited university that emphasizes applied modalities in the field of counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Evidence of proficiency and success in teaching, student supervision, and clinical practice.
  • Research and scholarly achievements judged competent and adequate for the relevant rank in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university.
  • Significant national, regional, and international reputation in scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, etc.) in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university.
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse groups, cultures, and communities.
  • Evidence of significant national, regional, and international networks and collaborations in both teaching and research activities.
  • Bilingual proficiency in Arabic and English is essential and the primary language of instruction is English.

How to Apply

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Additional documents may be solicited from short-listed candidates.


Applications are accepted immediately for review. The successful candidate must be ready to start in the Fall of 2024.


HBKU offers an attractive compensation package that includes a tax-free salary and additional benefits such as an accommodation allowance, annual paid leave, and medical insurance.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.

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