COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC- QATAR

Assistant/Associate Professor, Computing and Information Technology

Location
Qatar (QA)
Posted
26 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2022
Ref
Ref:JB4482898
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q).  Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-centered education.  This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry. CNA-Q will soon be transformed into a National University.

With more than 600 staff and over 5,000 students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions offering over 50 different level program (Diploma, Bachelor, and Master’s), through student-centred learning. By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies and Computing & Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) invites applications for positions at the level of Assistant / Associate Professor in Computing and Information Technology.  The School offers several trendy programs such Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology (Computer Systems, Network Systems, and Cloud Computing & Big Data), Bachelor of Applied Science in Data Science and AI (AI & Data Analytics, AI & IoT), Bachelor of Applied Science in Data & Cyber Security (Ethical Hacking, Cyber Defense, Industrial Control Systems Security, Cyber Security Policy and Governance), and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems (Software Development, Mobile & Web Development, and Database Design & Administration).

Duties & Responsibilities:    

The primary role of the faculty members at the School of Computing and Information Technology is to promote high-quality innovative teaching, applied research, and services. Besides, he/she should collaborate with the Head of Department, School's Dean, and the colleagues to achieve the department and School mission, mentor junior colleagues, and teaching assistants, and support the department and the School with several administrative and academic services.

Reporting to the Department Chair, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of a broad range of courses. Particular areas of interest include Computer Systems, Network Systems and Administration, Big Data, and Cloud Computing; but candidates with strong expertise in other related areas will also be considered.

Other duties include evaluation of student progress and management of resources of the learning environment. The successful candidate will liaise with industry and other educational institutions; participate in industry advisory committees and coordinate, manage and control projects within the specified program area. Faculty members will keep course portfolio documents required for accreditation processes and engage in instructional development/improvement plans. All employees are expected to contribute to professional and community life within the College and beyond.

Required Qualifications:

For Assistant Professor

A PhD degree in a computing field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or closely related field. Three years teaching experience in a higher-education environment, along with 3 years of employment experience as a practitioner/professional within a relevant discipline is preferred. Candidates should also be recognized in the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge through applied research, scholarship, publication, knowledge transfer or professional practice which would be expected to be international in its scope; A minimum of 2 journal articles indexed in Scopus or similar are required.
  • Contribution to the advancement of learning by the leadership of teaching and curriculum development;
  • Professional recognition and standing amongst peers;
  • Academic subject leadership or academic management.

For Associate Professor

A PhD degree in a computing field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or closely related field. A minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a higher-education environment is required. Also, 5 years of Industrial experience as a practitioner/professional within a relevant discipline is preferred. Candidates should also be recognized in the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge through applied research, scholarship, publication, knowledge transfer or professional practice which would be expected to be international in its scope; A minimum of 5 journal articles indexed in Scopus or similar are required.
  • Contribution to the advancement of learning by the leadership of teaching and curriculum development;
  • Professional recognition and standing amongst peers;
  • Academic subject leadership or academic management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certifications in Computing and Information Technology.
  • Record of successful participation/leadership in applied research projects.
  • Experience in leadership and innovation in technology based projects.
  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Education (e.g. Post-Secondary Education, Adult Education, or Vocational Education).

Other Required Skills: 

  • A thorough knowledge and work experience in different areas of Computing and IT systems as indicated above.
  • Commitment to applied and experiential learning as a pedagogy and a key feature of the College’s mandate.
  • Ability to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context, and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in program outcomes.
  • Proficiency in Technology Enhanced Learning, e-learning platforms and new pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable students to be active participants in their own learning.
  • Commitment to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession through self-driven continuous professional development and life-long learning.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative and collegial spirit and a demonstrated ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, sponsor-employers, and members of the community
  • Ability to initiate applied research projects.

How to Apply:  

Applications should be submitted via our online application portal.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application, which may include (but need not be limited to) curricula vitae, cover letters, references, teaching dossiers, and sample publications. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected. Applicants must apply online.


We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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