QATAR UNIVERSITY

Teaching Assistant in Human Nutrition

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
18 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Ref
IRC15877
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location

Doha, QA      

Department Name

Human Nutrition Department      

College/Department Profile            

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 Health Science (CHS) was founded 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 and public health, as well as graduate programs; (MSc) in biomedical science and master of public health (MPH).

HS Vision:

The College of Health Sciences aspires to be an internationally-recognized model of excellence with distinction in teaching, research, and community service.

CHS Mission:

In alignment with Qatar Vision 2030, our mission is to develop competent student graduates duly prepared for careers in health science-related disciplines who will contribute to the delivery of optimal health care.

It is worth mentioning that as members of QU, CHS 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 (5 million 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            

  • Conduct tutorial and laboratory sessions and supervise student working groups in the HNP courses 
  • Participate in the supervision of students in the internship 
  • Assist instructors in following up and grading student assignments 
  • Assist instructors and students in securing academic resources/reference materials for courses 
  • Maintain office hours 
  • Assist in the marketing and outreach activities of the program 
  • Assist in various other tasks related to the development and needs of the Program

Qualifications            

Competencies:

  • Solid experience in human nutrition 
  • Classroom teaching and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students on an individual basis or in small groups and to liaise with faculty members 
  • Flexibility in dealing with various academic and administrative tasks

Qualifications:

  • Master in Human nutrition/ dietetics degree from an accredited University
  • A registered Dietitian is preferred 
  • Experience in clinical training is highly recommended 
  • Teaching experience of at least two years
  • Bilingual candidates are preferred (Arabic/English)

Required Documents            

Academic:

  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.

Benefits            

Academic:

  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.

How To Apply            

  1. Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
  2. New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.