Teaching Assistant in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)

Qatar (QA)
Commensurate with experience
12 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Posting Title: IRC22308
Job Title: Teaching Assistant in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)
Organization Name: Humanities
College/Department Profile         
Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with  a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility.  This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

College Profile:

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses nine departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature and Linguistics, Arabic Language, Mass Communication, History, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, International Affairs, Policy, Planning and Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. The College also houses Master Programs, which are M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, M.A. in Gulf Studies, M.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, M.Sc. in Materials Science and Technology, and M.Sc. in Applied Statistics. In addition to a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Gulf Studies. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also, there are two established research centers namely the Center for Sustainable Development and the Gulf Studies Center.

It is worth mentioning that as members of QU, CAS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas.  Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is a major source of research funding, with an individual project funding limit exceeding600,000 $/project and student research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most of the QNRF awards, with many research-active faculty members able to win multiple grants.
Duties & Responsibilities         
Department Profile:

The Department of Humanities at Qatar University, Doha, invites applications for a full time position at the level of Teaching Assistant in GIS and RS to begin August 2022. The position is three years renewable. Primary responsibilities will include developing and teaching classroom-based and online courses in GIS, RS, and geospatial data science with demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to scholarship. 

Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in GIS and RS. The topical areas of interest are broad and include GIS applications in coastal management, petroleum, transportation, and urban and regional planning among others. Preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of excellent publication and possess the potential and willingness to collaborate with faculty within and across departmental divisions. Priority will be given to candidates who fluent in both Arabic and English.

Duties& Responsibilities:

  1. Assist to teach a range of GIS and RS courses
  2. Supervising students at GIS and RS labs.
  3. Assist and collaborate with course instructors as assigned by Department Head
  4. Contribute to the development of new Remote Sensing and GIS courses/programs/research centers.
  5. Assist Department Head in various tasks as assigned.
  6. Monitor the academic performance of undergraduate students.
  7. May be affiliated to Research Centers/Research Units at College level or University level


  1. Specialized in GIS and RS, and solid knowledge in related discipline at the under graduate level.
  2. Experience in teaching at the undergraduate level.
  3. Expertise in using course management system such as Blackboard
  4. Proficiency in both Arabic Language and English 


  1. The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in GIS and RS at an internationally recognized university.
  2. Experience in teaching a wide range of courses in GIS and RS and related disciplines.
  3. Competency and involvement in research.
  4. Fluency in Arabic Language.
  5. Fluency in English language

Required Documents         

  1. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy.
  4. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, a copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application  


  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 air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QU HR 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         
New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website ( and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website ( to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
 Please email the Head of Department in case of any queries:
Job Category         Academic
End Date of Advertisment         28-April-2023

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