The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) houses nine departments, covering a wide range of specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English and Arabic Languages, History, Geography and Urban Planning, Sociology, Social Work, International Affairs, Mass Communication, Information Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Human Nutrition.
The Coordinator of the Gulf Studies Program at the College of Arts and Sciences (Qatar University) will be responsible for developing what is a the newly initiated postgraduate program in the field of Gulf Studies. The Gulf studies program offers a two-year Master’s degree in Gulf Studies. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven record in teaching and research excellence and scholarship related to the field of Gulf Studies. In addition, the candidate will be able to show evidence of administrative effectiveness and experience teaching at a post-graduate level.
Duties and responsibilities:
1. Promote an overall climate of academic professionalism and build relations of collegiality among faculty, as well as set a high standard in ethical responsibility and academic quality to challenge faculty to aspire toward quality academic performance in teaching and research publication so that students may develop higher standards of learning.
2. Establish course offerings by semester and assign teaching schedules to faculty in accordance with curricular needs, faculty teaching load, and efficient distribution of courses to meet student needs and faculty expertise.
3. Oversee the program budget; establish and request in a timely manner needed equipment and office supplies; and project space requirements in accordance with program needs.
4. Recommend faculty and staff appointments, re-appointments, and promotions; leaves of absence; travel authorizations; and other relevant program personnel matters.
5. Evaluate job performance for all program employees as required by College policy; monitor attendance of all personnel according to university regulations; and supervise work assignments following established time schedule.
6. Guide the faculty in developing a long-term plan for maintaining quality education commensurate with the departmental, college and university mission and goals.
7. Lead the program in conducting a self-study and other assessments for the purpose of accreditation, benchmarking, or program review by external examiners.
8. Establish good contacts with national and community organizations to link program goals with national goals and build bridges through collaborative initiatives.
1. A proven track record in research excellence and scholarship related to the field of Gulf Studies.
2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at established international universities or higher education institutions.
3. Demonstrated competence in academic administration to include program organization, assessment, planning and development and curriculum knowledge
4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills, as well as effectiveness under tight deadlines and the ability to multi-task under pressure.
5. Demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
6. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing external partnerships in a higher education setting
7. Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written.
1. A PhD in History, Sociology, Political Sciences or a related field with a focus on the Gulf region;
2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in higher education.