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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Foreign Service - Qatar

In Fall 2005, at the invitation of the Qatari government, Georgetown University established a branch campus of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar and accepted freshmen into the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree program; that class has now graduated and SFS-Q is well established. The School of Foreign Service program in Qatar offers an extraordinary opportunity to serve a compelling educational mission as part of a world-class university and its thriving program in the Middle East.  The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) coordinates and oversees all academic affairs for SFS-Q, working closely with and reporting directly to the Interim Dean of the Qatar program, Dr. Mehran Kamrava. 

The most critical element of the Associate Dean’s role is to maintain the quality of SFS-Q and its identity as part of SFS and of Georgetown.  The Associate Dean will be in a position to support the University’s commitment to quality and identity, both in his or her own decisions and activities, and in facilitating the selection and development of faculty and staff who will also support this commitment.  The ideal candidate will have substantial understanding of Georgetown and SFS, strong academic credentials, management and leadership experience, and the personal qualities necessary to living and working successfully in a small expatriate community.    

More information about SFS-Q can be found at  

Candidates are strongly urged to review the Leadership Profile for this position before preparing their materials; it is at

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names of five references, with contact information.  Referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior knowledge and approval.  This packet should be sent electronically via e-mail to Georgetown’s consultants, Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., and Jane Courson at  The consultants can also be contacted by phone at (630) 575-6131.  Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer at 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL  60523.

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 22, 2010.  Preliminary interviews with the search committee will be held in Washington.  Second-round interviews for finalists will involve meetings in both Washington and Qatar.  The University hopes to have the new Associate Dean in place by summer 2010.
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