JOE - December 2013

Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Faculty All Ranks (Sports Economics)
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Faculty All Ranks (Sports Economics)
Section: 3 -- International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Doha, other, Qatar
JEL Classification: Y9 -- Other
Keywords: Sports Economics
Deadline Date: 12/6/2013

JOE ID Number: 201312_399931

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Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS-Q) aims to recruit a research-oriented economist specializing in sports economics for a core faculty position in the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, as part of a major expansion of curricular and research programs. Core faculty positions are full-time positions which carry the job security and commitment to academic freedom associated with tenure-track appointments. We would also consider an appointment as a visiting professor or visiting research professor. Visiting positions are 1 or 2 year appointments.

Qatar's vision focuses on creation of a highly-diversified knowledge-based economy with strong links to the region, the Gulf, and the world. Sports is seen as a key economic sector which will contribute to this vision. Qatar has a long tradition of hosting world-class sporting events and has won the opportunity to host the 2022 Soccer World Cup. Qatar provides an exciting environment for sports fans, but also for academics engaged in the study of sports and of the impacts a robust sports sector can have on economic and social development.

Elements of the research program in economics at SFS-Q include a regular seminar series, a research mentoring program that brings senior scholars chosen by incumbent faculty to Doha for one-week visits, a visiting scholar program that supports more extensive involvement by leading scholars, periodic post-doctoral research workshops, opportunities to spend time at the Economics Department on our main campus in Washington, DC (, and regular research semesters. For additional details regarding programmatic support for economics faculty research at SFS-Qatar please see
The nominal teaching load is 2-2 for core faculty and visiting faculty. However, entry-level core faculty appointments ordinarily include teaching load reductions during the first two years and eligibility for a junior research semester during the third year. Beginning in the fourth year core track faculty may earn continuing course releases based on publication achievements accumulated since the beginning of the initial appointment. For exceptional senior candidates, the visiting positions may be designated as visiting research professorships, which carry appropriately light negotiated teaching loads.
Applicants at advanced rank must have substantial research accomplishments and evidence of ambitious ongoing research agendas; entry-level applicants must have exceptional promise of future research productivity. All applicants must have outstanding teaching credentials.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe and family-friendly environment. Compensation is excellent and includes a 25% expatriate bonus and annual 2/9 summer research stipend. The expatriate benefits package includes housing, utilities, local transportation allowance, annual home leave allowance, health insurance, private school tuition for accompanying children, etc. SFS-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel; these appointments include substantial start-up research funds. Faculty at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. These competitive grants are up to $350,000 per year for up to three years. QNRF also offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars. For more information see

For more information on the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, see For an appreciation of our broader development, and to find out more abut life and work in Qatar and at SFS-Q, see our dedicated website on Finally, for a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see

Interviews will be conducted at the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) meetings in Philadelphia January 3-5, 2014. We will be happy to consider alternative arrangements for candidates who are unable to travel to Philadelphia. Applicants at advanced rank should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. Entry-level candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a job-market paper, copies of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation.

Questions about the online application system should be directed to Nicholas Starvaggi at Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.
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