Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor in Data Science (Data Visualization) 

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

Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor in Data Science (Data Visualization) 

Location - Doha,QA 
KINDI Lab for Computing Research

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:

Established in 1980, the College of Engineering offers degree programs in the fields of Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial and Systems, Computer Science and Computer Engineering with the primary goal of preparing Qatari engineers with outstanding scientific and technical competencies to enable them to participate and contribute in the various aspects of the country.

Kindi Lab for Computing Research

KINDI is a research center in the college of engineering that promotes quality research programs in the vital area of computer and information sciences and engineering by leveraging existing local and international partnerships to foster and provide supportive infrastructure for collaborative multidisciplinary research. The lab leverages partnerships with external organizations while promoting the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) while supporting the national research strategy, which recognizes the area of Computer Science and ICT as one of its four thematic pillars.

Duties & Responsibilities   
The KINDI research center is seeking candidates for a research faculty position at the level of assistant or associate or full professor in the area of data science. Earned doctorate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to applicants with background and experience in the domain of Data Visualization. 

The appointed candidate will facilitate and lead building research programs in the area of data science. He/she is expected to:

 1. Support research and research development activities of the KINDI center in its focus area of data science (and more specifically Data Visualization)

 2. Build and lead collaborative teams who can conduct quality research in the area of data science

 3. Foster and cultivate new research initiatives by developing new research program and get research grants to fund these programs

 4. Engage in outstanding scholarly activities leading to national, regional and international recognition.

 5.  Promote partnerships and support collaboration with external organizations inside and outside Qatar

 6. Teach one (typically graduate) course per academic semester

 7. Supervise graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) theses

 8. Assist in preparing the c budget, annual reports, and strategic plan

 9. Assist in the acquisition and management of research equipment and infrastructure

 10. Foster and support collaborative efforts among faculty members and students

 11. Disseminate research results through educational programs and presentations

 12. Advise the KINDI Center director and assist him in the implementation of center activities. 
  Candidates should demonstrate:

  •  A doctorate degree in computer science, computer engineering,  or a closely related field
  • Evidence of active research, service and scholarly activities
  • Established record of research accomplishments including publications in high-impact venues and funded research grants
  • At least five years of relevant academic research experience with preferred experience in research grant management.
  • Expert knowledge in the multidisciplinary fields of data science
  • Understanding of current trends in professional practices in the field.
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, interpersonal skills, leadership and management abilities.

 & Ability to effectively interact with and lead interdisciplinary teams in the institution as well as work with external institutions and funding agencies. 
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 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. 

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