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Lecturer / Teaching Assistant in Speech and Language Pathology

Employer
QATAR UNIVERSITY
Location
Doha (QA)
Closing date
14 Jan 2024

Organization Name: Qatar University, Health Cluster

College/Department: College of Health Sciences/ Rehabilitation Science

Qatar University Profile: 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 that teaches and conducts research which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society.

Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry. All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students - are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.

College Profile: The College of Health Sciences (CHS) was established in 2016 following a 30-year success story as a department within various colleges at Qatar University. CHS is the national provider of high quality health sciences education and research in Qatar and offers undergraduate (BSc) programs in Biomedical Sciences, Human Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Speech and Language Pathology as well as graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences (MSc), Public Health (MPH), Human Nutrition (MSc) and Minors in Food Safety and Public Health. It is part of the wider QU Health Cluster that includes the Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and Dental Medicine - http://www.qu.edu.qa/health.

  • CHS Vision

The College of Health Sciences aspires to have its faculty, staff, and students achieve distinction in teaching, research, and community services, and for the recognition of its health degree programs as models of excellence and exceptional achievement.

  • CHS Mission

In alignment with the Qatar Vision 2030, the mission of the College of Health Sciences is to prepare competent graduates who will contribute to the delivery of optimal healthcare, to promote research and scholarly activity and to prepare for careers in health care and higher education.

Department Profile:

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) was launched in 2018 and Restructured into Rehabilitation Sciences (RH) in 2023. It offers two Bachelor of Science degree programs including BSc. in Physiotherapy and BSc. in Speech and Language Pathology.

The Speech and Language Pathology program was approved in Spring 2023 and will start its first intake in Fall 2023. It is delivered in English and its curriculum is innovative and future oriented, thematic in nature with team-based learning, and moves away from the more traditional teaching pedagogies.

The RS Department seeks to appoint full time faculty members to commence their positions for the academic year 2023-2024, and the successful candidates will commence duty in Spring 2024/Fall 2024.

Duties & Responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to carry out the following activities:

  • Develop and conduct lectures, tutorials and practical teaching sessions and supervise students working in teams in one or more specialized areas of Speech and Language Pathology. Candidates who are versatile across content specific areas will be highly considered.
  • Supervise & co-ordinate in the practice education of students
  • Assist course co-ordinators in following up and grading student assignments
  • Contribute to the stakeholder engagement within the professional community in support of teaching, research and professional development
  • Contribute to various committees at the Program, department, College, and University level
  • Participate in the research activities of the  program/Department
  • Assist in various other tasks related to the development and needs of the program/Department

Essential qualification and experience

  1. Be a qualified Speech and Language pathologist  eligible for registration to practice in her/his country and a member of his/her professional organization
  2. A minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching and in clinical practice
  3. Hold a PhD or Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology
  4. Demonstrates evidence of teaching in the profession for example practice education and/or as part of continuing professional development activities
  5. Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication, as well as interpersonal skills
  6. Has very good organizational skills
  7. Candidates with published peer-reviewed papers will be highly considered 

 Desirable skills and experience

  1. Arabic speaker (preferable)
  2. Experience in clinical/practice education development, organization and delivery
  3. Evidence of leadership in the professional community
  4. International teaching experience including working in culturally diverse environments
  5. Licensed to practice in Qatar with Department of Healthcare Professions

Informal enquiries may be addressed to chsacademics.office@qu.edu.qa

College’s website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/chs

Required Documents – note applications must be submitted via QU approved recruitment portals or directly online at QU Jobs. We DO NOT accept e-mail applications.

Academic:

Please note carefully the following requirements - incomplete applications will deem the candidate ineligible for further consideration

  1. A cover letter written for this application [not a generic one] which outlines clearly how your teaching, research and contribution/service experience to date relates to the above requirements.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Three referees’ recommendation letters and contact information (email addresses as well as their telephone contact).
  4. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where coursework 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).

Benefits

Academic:

  1. A three-year renewable contract.
  2. Tax free salary is commensurate with experience
  3. Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
  4. One-way Economy class air tickets for yourself, spouse and up to three children (under 18 years of age) accompanying you to relocate to Qatar. Upon termination of employment, one-way Economy class air tickets for yourself, spouse and up to three children (under 18 years of age) to return to your registered country of nationality, as governed by Qatar University policies and regulations. Annual economy tickets will also be provided to you home country. 
  5. Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.
  6. Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  7. Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.
  8. End-of-contract indemnity.

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