QATAR UNIVERSITY

Preschool Teacher

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2018
Ref
IRC16890
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location

Doha, QA      

Department Name

Early Childhood Center      

College/Department Profile            

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:

The College of Education, founded in 1973, is the oldest college at the University of Qatar and remains central to realizing the goals of the Education Reform. Its mission is to prepare and develop educational practitioners and leaders that have the information, skills, and attitudes to support the personal development of every student in Qatari schools and to achieve comprehensive quality in meeting the educational needs and objectives of Qatari society. The top priorities of the College of Education are the excellence of its academic programs and the quality of its research activities.

Duties & Responsibilities            

Planning and Preparation

  • Create a learning environment that is respectful of all children reflecting genuine warmth and caring. 
  • Work with Center Director and Curriculum Specialist in developing and implementing the Center goals.
  • Design coherent instruction aligned with instructional outcomes that meet the needs of all children.
  • Seek out resources within and outside the Center to enhance knowledge to use in teaching and for children who need them.
  • Design children assessment including children portfolios.

Classroom Environment

  • Maintain a nurturing environment that promotes positive social and emotional child development.
  • Practice high quality health and safety standards.
  • Create a rich learning environment and use sound age appropriate guidance and instructional practices.

Instruction and Assessment

  • Implement age appropriate curriculum that is based on current early childhood education and child development research.
  • Work with children in groups and individually, planning group activities as well as contribute in developing individual educational plans.
  • Observe, record and asses child behaviors and development.  
  • Share child assessment information with colleagues and parents according to Center policies and procedures. 
  • Use technology to support and enhance instruction.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director in the supervision and training of practicum students, classroom aids, volunteers, and parents.
  • Work with other staff members in conducting parent-teacher conferences.
  • Work in partnership with parents to assure that the child’s needs are being met.
  • Provide written reports and fill out appropriate forms relating to the child’s well-being.
  • Consistently operate within the framework of collegiality and teamwork.
  • Thorough, current knowledge in the field of early childhood education and child development.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with children, parents, students, staff and other university personnel.
  • Attend conferences, workshops, etc. to support professional development.
  • Engage in action research and other research projects related to the Center.
  • Liaison with large community as needed in support of the Center goals and activities.
  • Assure compliance with safety programs
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications            

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Prefer completion of a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
  • Professional expertise is required; three years’ experience as Kindergarten Teacher in a Preschool Program is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and other education software.
  • Must be proficient in Arabic and English.

Required Documents            

Non Academic:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
  2. Experience Certificates.
  3. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.

Benefits            

Non Academic:

  1. Competitive tax-free salary.
  2. Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
  3. Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents according to HRM Law.
  4. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members.
  5. Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
  6. 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.