Professor of Islamic Studies

Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Professor of Islamic Studies

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) was founded as a hub for contemporary Islamic studies, fostering intellectual discourse on Islam within a global framework. Offering ten graduate and postgraduate programs, CIS prepares students for careers in academia and research, as well as cultural, business, and finance sectors through specialized tracks. It also hosts renowned research centers and clusters, facilitating interdisciplinary dialogue and scholarship. CIS integrates academic Islamic principles with modern social sciences, emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and scholarship.


We are currently accepting applications for the position of Full Professor in Islamic Studies within the College of Islamic Studies for the 2023-2024 academic year. The College is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate the ability to combine global perspectives with national and regional concerns.

Job Role Description

The candidate for this position will:

  • Have a specific focus on theoretical and practical aspects of Islamic theology, as they will teach in the CIS MA in theoretical and practical aspects of Islamic theology and law in the Islamic studies program.
  • Contribute to the college’s emerging research profile.
  • Engage with stakeholders in Qatar and the region to address issues in Islamic Law within the field of contemporary Islamic studies.
  • Be expected to assume administrative positions and manage research projects at the College level.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • PhD or terminal degree from an accredited university that emphasizes applied modalities in the fields of Islamic law, Islamic legal theory, and the higher objectives of Sharia, with specific relevance to the context of contemporary societies.
  • 10 – 12 years plus 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.
  • Evidence of proficiency and success in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development.
  • Research and scholarly achievements deemed 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

Candidates should submit their complete application with a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and names of 3 references with their full contact information to the following link.

Additional documents may be solicited from short-listed candidates.


The successful candidate must be ready to start in the Fall of 2024. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.


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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