Qatar Shell Sustainable Development Chair

Qatar (QA)
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Qatar Shell Sustainable Development Chair
Duties & Responsibilities   
The College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University is seeking applications and nominations for Qatar Shell Sustainable Development Chair (Qatar Shell SD Chair). This position is a high profile research appointment at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with distinction at the Center for Sustainable Development, College of Arts and Sciences. Qualified candidates who meet the requirements listed below are encouraged to submit their credentials for evaluation and the opportunity to join a dynamic interdisciplinary team in a topical area and region with high growth potential.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.Develop a strong (well-funded, visible, and productive) interdisciplinary research focus on Sustainable Development in Qatar and the region;

2.Develop a greater understanding of the concepts of sustainable Development at QU and Qatar;

3.Integrate the concepts of Sustainable Development in the academic programs at QU;

4.Develop both long and short term strategies for embedding Sustainable Development concepts in the education process, both in QU and in the general community;

5.Establish a research program to support teaching and to focus on key aspects of Qatar’s development and industry and integrate the concepts of Sustainable Development into this;

6.Liaise with academe, Government and the industry to increase the understanding of the Sustainable Development issues facing Qatar and to foster and encourage discussion and debate with key stakeholders in development in Qatar;

7.Be a member of QU’s curriculum, committee and of the Pearl GTL
Sustainable Development Advisory Committee;

8 .Serve as the link between QU and Qatar Shell to foster collaboration in all aspects and initiatives related to Sustainable Development, including lectures in his/her teaching curriculum on Qatar Shell SD activities e.g. water, SP, CO2, etc., arranging student visits to Qatar Shell locations, serving as focal point for promoting Qatar Shell Student’s outreach activities (e.g. Shell Idea 360), attending regional conferences, and conducting QSRTC/Qatar Shell TECHtalk/ learn and connect around areas of Sustainable Development;.;

9.Teach courses in the area of expertise, namely sustainable Development;

10.Contribute to various committees at the Center, College, and University level;

11.Serve as student advisor, including supervision of graduate students’ Theses and Dissertations;

12.Other responsibilities as assigned by the Center Director.
1.Ph. D. in the area of either Sustainable Development or Social Development from an internationally recognized University;

2. 1. At least seven (7) years post doctorate experience in either research or work as a consultant to or working for industry or with international organizations on sustainable development;;

3.A proven research record in one or more of the following areas: social/local community (ies) development. Social investment, social impact of industry in rapidly growing economies, Health and environmental impacts on social development, Global environmental (global warming, greenhouse gases, environmental pollution; waste management, food/water security) issues of social impacts;

4.Strong peer reviewed publication record and continuing scholarship specializing in the field of sustainable development with a publication record suitable for appointment at the rank of distinguished Professor

5.Fluency in both Arabic and English preferred

6.Teaching experience at tertiary level

7.Familiar with Educational technologies used in higher education sector

8.Willingness to work with teams

9.Awareness of working with people from diverse backgrounds

10.Excellent written and oral communication skills
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