Director, Executive and Graduate Education

Northwestern University in Qatar
Qatar (QA)
Jun 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director to launch its new program in Executive and Graduate Education. The inaugural Director will create and implement a program of executive and graduate education to address the needs of the region’s growing media industries, taking full advantage of Northwestern’s world-class reputation in media education and NU-Q’s new, 515,000-square-foot, leading-edge media education center.

NU-Q is Northwestern University’s first international campus and is located in Education City, Doha, which was established in partnership with Qatar Foundation in 2008. The inaugural Director will be working with a team of dynamic academic leaders as an innovator and collaborator who possesses a deep understanding of both the opportunities and challenges of the rapidly evolving media and technology landscape.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the development of executive and graduate education programs in media and communication, media management or media economics, working with faculty and staff to realize the highest quality academic offerings. The Director will be a full-time member of the faculty, who will teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in media management or economics, social aspects of information technologies or organizational communication. An M.B.A. or master’s degree with significant experience is required. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is preferred. Professional or scholarly interest in the Middle East and North Africa would be welcomed.

The successful candidate will appreciate a culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff comprised of women and men from Qatar and around the world and join faculty colleagues whose teaching experience is drawn from many of the world’s top academic institutions. In addition, the Director will work in collaboration with sister institutions in Education City that include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas A&M and Virginia Commonwealth to expand the depth and reach of program offerings.

NU-Q faculty-in-residence receive generous support for research and faculty development as well a highly competitive salary and a package of benefits and overseas allowances. Rank for these non-tenured positions is based upon qualifications and experience.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a professional resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be submitted electronically via email to NU-Q’s consultants Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., and Robin Mamlet at The consultants can be reached through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar

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