JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Georgetown University in Qatar

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Core Faculty Position in Economics Assistant Professor

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467898
Date Posted: 10/12/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Core Faculty Position in Economics Assistant Professor
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Education City, QATAR
JEL Classifications:
A -- General Economics and Teaching
O1 -- Economic Development
F -- International Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Core Faculty Position in Economics Assistant Professor
Georgetown University Main Campus: Walsh School of Foreign Service: Georgetown University in Qatar
Location: Qatar
Open Date: Jul 27, 2021
Deadline: Dec 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) aims to recruit a research-oriented economist for a core faculty position at GU-Q. We seek applications from colleagues in all economic disciplines, with some preference on development, international economics, or on applied work. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Economics or anticipate completing the degree by May 2022. Evidence of an ambitious ongoing research agenda and outstanding teaching credentials are required. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

GU-Q was established in 2005 alongside eight other elite international universities in in partnership with Qatar Foundation. GU-Q is an integral part of Georgetown University, delivering the renowned School of Foreign Service's a offering majors in International Politics, International History, Culture and Politics, and International Economics. Several MA programs are in development. Degrees are issued by Georgetown University. GU-Q is a research-focused, student-oriented institution with a globally competitive research and publications record; it houses its own We value interdisciplinarity. Faculty and students also benefit from the opportunities offered by the wider academic eco-system of Education City.

Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track and tenured appointments, in conformity/compliance with Georgetown University's academic governance guidelines.

GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Assistant Professors are eligible for a one-semester fully-paid Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, typically taken in the third or fourth year of service at GU-Q. Resources are also available to support onsite research activities such as seminars and guest lectures. Faculty at Georgetown University in Qatar are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. QNRF also offers competitive research grants for early-career scholars. GU-Q boasts best-in-class teaching facilities including a Global Classroom for classes joining students in Washington, D.C. and Doha.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe and family-friendly environment., it is connected by direct flights to over 160 destinations in 90 countries. The iconic new adjacent to GU-Q in Education City and designed by Rem Koolhaas, provides free membership to all faculty and students. Public parks, beaches, sports facilities, cafes and restaurants abound, and a state-of-the-art metro system connects all parts of Doha and nearby locations (see Education City has its own extensive sports facilities.

Compensation is very competitive in relation to the US academic market and even more so to that of the UK and Europe. It includes an annual summer research stipend for active scholars, amounting to 2/9 of the base salary. The includes: fully-furnished high-quality housing, transportation allowance, annual family home leave allowance, health insurance (worldwide coverage), generous private school tuition support for accompanying children, etc.

For more information on GU-Q, see For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see:

Applications should be submitted by December 8, 2021 to ensure full consideration. Review of applications will begin in early December and continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that preliminary interviews will be conducted at the 2022 meeting of the American Economic Association. Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a job-market paper, copies of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be made via Interfolio. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Queries about the position should be directed to Alexis Antoniades, chairperson of the search committee at


Application Instructions

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Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 01/31/2022