QATAR UNIVERSITY

Academic Assessment Specialist

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2019
Ref
IRC3358
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location Doha, QA      

Department Name Core Curriculum Program      

College/Department Profile            

Qatar University

Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty who teach and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society.

Core Curriculum Program (CCP)

The Core Curriculum courses provide broad exposure to multidiscipline areas such as social & behavioral sciences, humanities/fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics that all undergraduate students are compulsory to take while pursuing their degrees in the University.

The Core Curriculum Program provides an integrative approach to Core Curriculum Education. The Program provides opportunities for students to synthesize knowledge, promotes a deeper understanding of self in the context of Qatar society, and fosters a broader understanding of the global environment in respond to the demands of the 21st Century. Through the CCP, QU students will be well prepared to pursue a career in their chosen disciplines and be engaged citizens in both the local and global communities.

The Core Curriculum Program seeks a full-time Academic Assessment Specialist responsible for all activities related to assessment and accreditation. The primary responsibilities are to develop assessment tools, conduct assessment on student learning outcomes, and produce assessment reports. Qualified individuals will also be involved in strategic planning and further development of the program. Applicants must have outstanding experiences in assessment activities at the higher education level. 

Duties & Responsibilities            

  • Develop assessment cycle and plan for the program. 
  • Provide on-going assistance to faculty in identifying and designing assessment tools.
  • Coordinate with different departments to streamline and improve assessment needs and activities.
  • Develop assessment tools in consultations with Faculty based on course needs.
  • Conduct assessment activities accordingly.
  • Disseminate and communicate assessment results to relevant parties.
  • Develop and promote strategies to use assessment results for continuous improvement.
  • Work in a consultative role with faculty, departments and committees across disciplines.
  • Communicate effectively on assessment processes and results to concerned parties.
  • Prepare reports for accreditation reviews.
  • Review curriculum and syllabi.
  • Contribute to the CCP committees and other QU committees as required.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on educational programs.
  • Actively participate in Faculty Professional Development Program.

Qualifications            

  • At least MA in Education (Assessment and Measurement.) or related fields.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience conducting assessment at university level
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods and practices to assess core curriculum student learning outcomes at a university level 
  • Familiar with the forms and practices of assessments required for accreditation.
  • Experience assessing core curriculum courses or academic program student learning outcomes.
  • Experience in developing assessment strategies for programs.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Arabic 
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter 
  • Teaching, research, and service philosophy
  • Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  • Academic transcript 
  • Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Required Documents            

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter 
  • Teaching, research, and service philosophy
  • Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  • Academic transcript 
  • Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.

Benefits            

Academic:

  1. A three-year renewable contract.
  2. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  3. Tax-free salary.    
  4. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
  5. Annual round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR policies.
  6. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.
  7. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  8. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.
  9. End-of-contract indemnity.

How To Apply            

If you are qualified, highly motivated and interested in applying for this position at the Core Curriculum Program, please send your latest CV to Dr. Rana Sobh, Director, Core Curriculum Program, email: ccpdirector@qu.edu.qa.  

Also, for general information about employment at Qatar University, please visit the general Human Resources webpage at http://www.qu.edu.qa/offices/hr/index.php

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