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Careers at VCUarts Qatar

VCUarts Qatar strives to provide an engaged, learner-centered experiential and innovative environment that fosters inquiry, discovery, and creativity in a global setting. Over its 25 years in Qatar, the School has played a leading role in the development of the creative sector within Qatar.  

VCUarts Qatar is the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia, and operates in Qatar in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.

VCUarts Qatar offers a range of fully accredited BFA, MFA, and BA programs in the Arts, Design, and Humanities. Located in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, VCUarts Qatar has over 300 students representing more than 30 nationalities, and over 150 faculty and staff from almost 40 nationalities.

VCUarts Qatar was the first university established in Education City, in what has grown to become a 12-square kilometer campus housing multiple educational and research institutes ranging from Qatar National Library and Sidra Medicine, to Qatar Computing Research Institute and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. It has since been joined by Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Carnegie-Mellon University, Northwestern University, HBKU, and HEC Paris, with more than 10,000 students across eight universities and 13 schools. 

VCUarts Qatar hosts the biennial international art and design conference Tasmeem Doha and the biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, attracting globally recognized designers, artists, and academics while fostering sustainable, university-community partnerships that enhance the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of Qatar.

Qatar is a liberal, hospitable, and progressive country in the Arabian Gulf. Doha offers all the conveniences found in a cosmopolitan city, whilst maintaining a traditional Arab flavor evident in the old markets and the city’s Islamic architecture. The US Embassy considers Qatar among the safest countries in the world for Americans, and English is the standard second language.

We recruit the best candidates from across the globe. If you are interested in a career at VCUarts Qatar, please review our international and local vacancies below.

International Job Vacancies

Head of Gallery (temporary appointment with an 18-month term faculty contract)

Assistant/Associate Professor for Kinetic Imaging

Important Note about International Hires

In line with the State of Qatar Immigration rules, expatriates seeking employment in Qatar must obtain a valid residence permit to work or reside in Qatar. To obtain this permit, successful candidates will be required to clear the following medical screening and fingerprinting process.

Medical Screening

Medical screening will consist of the following tests:

  • Blood test for HIV, and Hepatitis B and C
  • Chest X-ray to screen for TB
  • Children under the age of 10 years do not need to go through the above medical testing
Fingerprinting

After clearance for the medical tests, an appointment for fingerprinting will be scheduled at the CEID (Criminal Evidence & Investigation Department).

Adjunct Job Vacancies

There are no adjunct faculty vacancies available at the moment.

Important Note about Adjunct Hires

In line with the State of Qatar Immigration rules, expatriates seeking employment in Qatar must obtain a valid residence permit to work or reside in Qatar. To obtain this permit, successful candidates will be required to clear the following medical screening and fingerprinting process.

  • Individuals seeking employment with VCUarts Qatar must submit a No Objection letter from the sponsor (spouse, parent, or company) for employment at VCUarts Qatar for the contract duration.
  • A No Objection letter must be provided to HR before the contract can be issued. An individual cannot start working without a signed contract.
  • Within the first week of employment, individuals must begin the process of applying for CEID clearance, or temporary work permit depending on their sponsorship type.
  • Individuals will not be permitted to continue employment with VCUarts Qatar after the initial 6 months if the CEID clearance or temporary work permit is not obtained.
  • VCUarts Qatar cannot provide sponsorship to individuals due to the temporary nature of the position.
  • Individuals whose spouse has signed a declaration stating that the individual will not seek employment while being sponsored by their spouse will not be eligible to apply for a temporary position at VCUarts Qatar.

Local Job Vacancies

Recruitment & Admissions Counselor

Graphic Design Assistant (non-benefited)

Art Foundation Studio Teaching Assistant – Surface Research Studio (non-benefited)

Art Foundation Studio Teaching Assistant – Time Studio (non-benefited)

Assistant Director of Communications

Budget Analyst

Important Note about Local Hires

In line with the State of Qatar Immigration rules, expatriates seeking employment in Qatar must obtain a valid residence permit to work or reside in Qatar. To obtain this permit, successful candidates will be required to clear the following medical screening and fingerprinting process.

Successful candidates will be required to obtain a CEID clearance.

Notice

The intent of job descriptions is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given the title, and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in the description.

Equal Opportunities

VCUarts Qatar is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures, and perspectives can thrive.

Human Resources Team

Archana Kumar Director, Human Resources 250

Archana Kumar
Director, Human Resources

Ashraf Mowafi 250

Ashraf Mowafi
Senior Manager of Immigration & Government Affairs

Desiree Anne Lopez Benefits Mobilization Specialist 250

Desiree Anne Lopez
Benefits & Mobilization Specialist

Eman Ali Hr Manager 250

Eman Yehia
Assistant Director of Employment Services

Jhennesa Vasquez Hr Administrative Coordinator 250

Jhennesa Vasquez
HR Administrative Coordinator

Lolyta Poniman Employee Engagement Onboarding Specialist 250

Lolyta Poniman
Employee Engagement & Onboarding Specialist


Contact

To contact VCUarts Qatar Human Resources:

+974 4402 0551