QATAR UNIVERSITY

Associate/Full Professor in Plant Molecular Biology and Physiology

Location
Doha, Qatar
Posted
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2018
Ref
IRC1324
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Location

Doha,QA

Department Name

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

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 Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses ten 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 and Human Nutrition. The College also houses four Master Programs which are in Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Gulf Studies, and Arabic Language. In Fall 2013, CAS will launch a new master program in Material Sciences and a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers.

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 (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.

Position Title

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences is seeking a highly motivated individual who has a PhD in molecular and cellular biology with emphasis on biomedical relevance and Bioinformatics..The successful candidate is expected teach with excellence, to establish research program, to mentor UG and Graduate student's research, and to provide Departmental, University and community services. The position is available beginning September 2014.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching general and specialized courses (3 group/semester);
  2. Office hours (3 hrs per week);
  3. Supervising graduation projects;
  4. Student advising;
  5. Committee service.
  6. Research activity

Competencies:

  1. Proficiency in spoken and written English;
  2. Knowledge and practice of active learning methods;
  3. Research strengths in area of specialization

Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in the field of  Plant Molecular biology and physiology
  2. Evidence of research productivity
  3. Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience.

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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