VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY QATAR
Director of Graduate Studies
The VCUQatar seeks individuals with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for design to
serve as the Director of Graduate Studies.
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), offering programs in art and design, is
one of six schools from leading American universities and two European institutions, that have
established campuses in Education City, Doha, as a result of collaborative agreements between
the universities and the Qatar Foundation. Each of those universities brings to Qatar
educational programs for which those institutions are especially renowned.
Established in 1998, VCUQatar offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and painting & printmaking, a Bachelor
of Arts degree in art history and a Master of Fine Arts degree in design. Located in Doha, the
capital city of Qatar, VCUQatar is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art &
Design, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council for Interior Design
Accreditation. VCUQatar was the first campus established in Education City and has since been
joined by Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University, Georgetown University School of
Foreign Service, Carnegie-Mellon University, Northwestern University, HEC Paris and University
The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience and a significant record of
accomplishment in design education with a minimum of five years of progressive management
experience; including a proven track record of developing interdisciplinary programs in design
education. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal communication skills; be
collaborative in nature and display cultural sensitivity. A terminal degree in design or related
field is required.
Review of qualified applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Nominations are welcome. Confidential inquiries may be directed to the WK Advisors
consultants supporting this search, Nick Rogish and Gwendolyn Smith-Jenkins, at 832-217-
1823. To receive full consideration, please electronically send nominations or a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae and/or resume to VCUQatarMFA@wkadvisors.com.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.