Professor/Assoc. Prof./ Assist. Prof. in Material Science and Technology Program 

Doha (QA)
08 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor/Assoc. Prof./ Assist. Prof. in Material Science and Technology Program 
Location - Doha,QA 
Material Science and Technology Program

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 conduct 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 Arts and Sciences(CAS) houses eleven departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature & Linguistics and Arabic Language, Humanities, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, International Affairs, Policy, Planning & Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Mass Communication, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Material Science, and Sports Science. The College also houses five graduate programs in Environmental Sciences, Gulf Studies, Material Science, statistics, and Arabic Language. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also, the newly established three research centers namely Center for Social Science and Humanities, Center for Sustainable Development, and 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 major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit exceeding 1 million/project (5million exceptional projects) along with student research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most of QNRF awards, with many research- active faculty members able to win multiple grants.   

Duties & Responsibilities   

1.Teach courses (i.e. Metallurgy, Materials Science modelling and other areas of Materials) for graduate levels.
2.Advise graduate students.
3.Collaborate with faculty in research within and across departments.
4.Provide service to the university, profession and community
5.Develop networks between the university and researchers in the field of materials in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally;
6.Develop mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research; 
7.Transfer knowledge to society through outreach, (e.g. collaborative research; seminars; workshops; lectures; websites; publications) and, through technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property); 
8.Provide technical guidance / consultation to academics, students, and staff, and perform research activities including sample preparation, data / information gathering and interpretation, and findings / recommendations reporting / publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
9.It is also expected that the successful candidate will have significant input into the further development of Materials Science and Technology Program.


Selection Criteria for the Position Knowledge and qualifications: 
1.Candidate must hold a doctorate in Materials Science or Materials Science related field. 
2.Demonstrated evidence of proven record of progressive and successful supervisory experience in teaching and in research projects. 
3.Publications with clear research agenda. 

Key Skills and Competencies:
1.Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills. 
2.Quality teaching record.
3.Excellent record of scholarly activities and research strengths in area of specialization. 
4.Team player and IT proficiency. 
5.Strong demonstrated problem-identification and resolution skills. 

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, an 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 round trip air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QUHR 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.