QATAR UNIVERSITY

Professor in Social Sciences

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
03 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2017
Ref
IRC15374
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location

Doha, QA      

Department Name

Gulf Studies Program      

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 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.

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 a major source of research funding, with individual project funding exceeding 1 million/project (5 million for 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 winning multiple grants.    

Duties & Responsibilities            

Gulf Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University is the leading Research and Graduate Program (MA and PhD) in the region. The Program draws on an interdisciplinary curriculum to provide a holistic examination of the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as well as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. This includes topics within the areas of politics, economics, society, history, literature, international relations, security, the energy industry, environment and culture. The program has a diverse students' body coming from across the world. Classes are taught in English language by highly regarded expert faculty and academics who specialize in the Gulf Studies field.   

Duties & Responsibilities 

  1. Teach courses in the area of expertise. 
  2. Contribute to various committees at the Program, College, and University level 
  3. Contribute to the research profile of College through research publications 
  4. Serve as student advisor 
  5. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department

Qualifications 

  1. Ph. D. in the Relevant disciplinary area
  2. Strong peer reviewed publication record
  3. Teaching experience at tertiary level 
  4. Familiar with Educational technologies used in higher education sector 
  5. Willingness to work with teams 
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  7. Bilingual abilities (Arabic and English) is preferred.

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 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  System and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.