QATAR UNIVERSITY

Research Associate/Assistant Professor in Waste Management

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
01 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2018
Ref
IRC15052
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location

Doha, QA      

Department Name

Center for Sustainable Development      

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 twelve departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature & Linguistics and Arabic Languages, History, Sociology, Social Work,International Affairs, Mass Communication, Psychology, Policy, Planning &Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Material Science, Sports Science, and Human Nutrition. The College also houses five Master Programs, which are in Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Gulf Studies, Material Science and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS launched a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also it has recently established three research centers namely Center for Social Science and Humanities, Center for Sustainable Development, and  Gulf Studies Center. The College started the PhD in Gulf Studies, a Master in Applied Statistics, and a Master in Public Health in Fall 2015.

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            

Requirements

An individual required in the field of waste management, including generation, collection, transportation, and disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW). Qatar has very specific waste like brine, petrochemical leakage and waste, domestic sewage, electronic, hazardous and others. Experience in bringing about public awareness of 3R and developing programs and methodologies for public participation in waste minimization and recycling is expected. Candidates who can provide evidence of leading a successful recycling and waste minimization program are encouraged to apply.The Centre for Sustainability is part of the Qatar University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Qatar University has the mandate to disseminate information about the sustainable management of its environment also to create hard core scientific data on the local waste problems. Any research experience in this field would great.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  1. Conduct research in the relevant field and contribute to the research profile of College through research publications 
  2. Contribute to various committees at the Program, College, and University level 
  3. Teach courses in the area of expertise if asked by the college 
  4. 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. Familiar with Educational technologies used in higher education sector 
  4. Willingness to work with teams 
  5. Awareness of working with people from diverse backgrounds
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required Documents            

Academic:

  1. Current Curriculum Vitea.
  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            

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