About Georgetown University in Qatar
Located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) offers a four-year undergraduate program awarding an accredited Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree identical to that offered on the Washington, DC campus of Georgetown University. GU-Q’s location in the Middle East, co-located with many other top universities, creates a uniquely diverse and thriving knowledge hub that attracts students from all over the globe. With a current student body of around 400 and over 150 faculty and staff, GU-Q is committed to advancing knowledge and to providing students with a holistic experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humanity.
Work at Georgetown University Qatar
Work with us! Our faculty and staff come from over 30 countries around the world, and together comprise of a diverse and collaborative workforce. We offer highly competitive compensation, benefits and professional opportunities. Vacancies are posted as they become available. Some positions are eligible for sponsorship while others will require the selected candidate to be working under family sponsorship.
Life in Qatar
Life in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, is full of possibilities. Located on the Arabian Gulf, Doha is an ever-growing global city, and the Office of Human Resources makes every effort to ensure you have a pleasant experience living and working here.
Georgetown University in Qatar is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of faculty, staff, and their families. GU-Q Wellness offers a variety of programs to support and guide our community in living a healthy lifestyle. Whether it is through physical activity, healthy eating, mindfulness meditation, or Lunch and Learns, our programs cater to the needs of the entire community.
Regular physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, reducing the risk of disease, and increasing energy. In support of this, GU-Q wellness offers a range of exercise classes for faculty, staff, and their families.
For the convenience of faculty and staff, the GU-Q building has a fully-equipped on-site gym. The gym offers treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, free weights, and strength machines, including a bench press and Smith machine.
GU-Q is a member of the Qatar Foundation, which provides access to an exhaustive range of exercise classes, programs, and activities including yoga, pilates, cricket and swimming.
Family members wishing to access QF facilities, programs, and activities must complete an application for a QF Family Card and submit it to Human Resources.
Sports and Activities in Qatar
Living in Doha offers access to various sports clubs with a range of indoor and outdoor activities, such as sailing, scuba diving, rugby, football, amateur acting and singing. GU-Q Wellness publicizes activities as appropriate.
GU-Q provides furnished housing for eligible employees and their families in various locations in Doha. Housing arrangements may be based on demand and availability. Therefore, the size, location, and furniture options may vary. However, GU-Q will endeavor to provide housing suitable to family size. All compounds and towers are provided with 24-hour security services.
With the exception of Qatari citizens, GU-Q employees must be sponsored either by Qatar Foundation or a family member.
Job postings will indicate whether the position is eligible or not eligible for sponsorship, and in both instances, steps are to taken to ensure new employees are authorized to work in Qatar.
Benefits & Allowances
Full-time employees of Georgetown University receive a comprehensive benefits package. Certain benefits and allowances are subject to coordination of benefits. As part of this process, all faculty and staff (sponsored and non-sponsored) are required to complete the Benefits and Allowances Declaration Form. Benefits and allowances subject to verification include: medical insurance, housing, dependent education, and home leave.
If you have any questions related to your benefits or questions regarding applying for Educational Assistance, please contact The Office of Human Resources.
Employment Policies and Procedures
GU-Q Human Resource policies are intended to ensure consistent human resources practices, improve operational efficiency, and establish standards of conduct and performance, for a safe and supportive work environment. All policies are in keeping with the values and goals of the University and are compliant with Qatar Labor Law.
Congratulations on your new job! New faculty and staff at GU-Q are required to submit a number of documents as part of the onboarding process. For your convenience, we’ve provided a list of the documents you’ll need to review, print, and submit to GU-Q Human Resources.