Thursday, January 5, 2012

job opening in Qatar

Qatar University seeks two qualified candidates to teach legal writing and/or advocacy skills courses in the College of Law’s LL.B. program. In addition to teaching these courses, the selected applicants will support the Legal Writing and Advocacy Skills Program by coaching moot court teams and/or leading other extra-curricular endeavors. In only its second year, the Legal Writing and Advocacy Skills Program has brought legal writing,  advocacy, and research skills that are foundational to common law systems to the mixed Qatari civil and common law system. In 2011, four American educated professors with diverse teaching and legal backgrounds joined the program.

Required qualifications for the position include a J.D. and at least two years of teaching experience, preferably in legal writing and/or advocacy skills. Practice and/or clerkship experience is recommended. Preference will be given to candidates who show great potential for development and service to the law school and who are willing to commit to the College of Law for a sustained period. 

Benefits include:
- very competitive tax-free salary (no income tax or sales tax),
- potential yearly bonus and salary increase,
- furnished accommodation or housing allowance,
- annual round-trip air tickets for the faculty member and his or her dependents,
- health insurance for the faculty member and dependents,
- educational allowance for children (QR 45,000 per child for up to three children),
- annual two month summer leave, mid-year, and mid-semester breaks in accordance with the university’s H.R. policies and calendar,
- generous conference travel support; and
- end-of-contract gratuity.

1. The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
2. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $80,000 - $89,999 USD (tax-free plus benefits above).
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 40 or fewer.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but the Faculty Recruitment Committee will meet to review all applications on February 15, 2012, and April 2, 2012. The positions will remain open until filled. Please direct a cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Conrad Sturm at If available, recent teaching evaluations, transcripts, and reference letters will also be helpful.


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