Teaching Assistant/ Public Health Programs

Doha (QA)
20 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Teaching Assistant/ Public Health Programs

Qatar University Profile
Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar, comprising nine colleges and offering the largest selection of undergraduate and graduate programs in the country. Qatar University seeks the highest international accreditations of its academic programs, while ensuring they are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 20,000 students, and an alumni body of over 40,000.

QU Health
Qatar University launched the QU Health Cluster in January 2017 to provide closer alignment and integration between the health entities at QU. Together, the College of Medicine, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy create a dynamic environment that embraces experts in the education of health care professionals. Areas of collaboration at QU Health include research, graduate studies, clinical affairs, continuous professional development, inter-professional education, engagement and communication, as well as business operations.

College of Health Sciences
In 2016, the College of Health Science (CHS) became the ninth college at Qatar University, building on a 30-year success story as a department. CHS is the national provider of high quality health sciences education and research in Qatar, offering undergraduate (BSc) programs in biomedical sciences, human nutrition, public health, and physiotherapy as well as graduate programs in biomedical science, genetic counseling and public health. 

CHS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural research funding. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, including a variety of student research funding programs. 

The position

The College of Health Sciences is seeking to recruit a qualified candidate for a position in Public Health at the level of Teaching Assistant, starting in Fall 2022.  The appointee will assist faculty members and coordinators of B.Sc. and MPH programs in planning, assessing and administering the courses.  There will also be some independent teaching, particularly tutorial sessions and student work-groups, in addition to student advisory role. 

Duties and Responsibilities   

  1. Prepare and deliver practical/ lab/ tutorial sessions. 
  2. Under the supervision of the course instructor, teach independently introductory and/or other professional and technical–based sessions.
  3. Assess and evaluate student assignments/ tests, quizzes, exams/ project and grade student performance under the direct supervision of course instructors.
  4. Provide academic assistance to students during office hours.
  5. Assist with senior students' graduation projects.
  6. Organize field trips and supervise internship and field studies.
  7. Serve on departmental or faculty committees dealing with general departmental and administrative concerns, as assigned by Head of Department.
  8. Contribute to academic advising and assist in Department/College events
  9. Support research activities in the department  
  10. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department

Required Qualifications and Desired Competencies   

  1. Master degree in biostatistics or a similar field
  2. Experience in running tutorials in biostatistics and Epidemiology to public health and/or medical students in an academic or clinical setting 
  3. Familiarity with educational technologies in higher education
  4. Research skills and administrative skills
  5. Flexibility in dealing with various academic and administrative tasks 
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  7. Ability to communicate clearly with students on an individual basis or in small groups and to liaise with faculty members.
  8. Arabic language is preferable.