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Research Professor in Social Sciences

Location: Doha,QA

Department Name: Center for Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

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

The Social Sciences Coordinator in the center provide support to the
social science research activities in the center and Qatar University
and to the efforts to help develop/acquire/translate and transfer
practical social sciences studies that addresses human behaviors
associated with ensuring the productive, equitable, and environmentally
sound of Qatar and the region socio-economic needs. SSCs identify social
sciences related needs of the field and provide product and service
recommendations to the Social Sciences in the college, QU and in the

SSCs strengthen will support the interdisciplinary research initiatives
by encouraging faculty and graduate and undergraduate students in Qatar
University, this will include preparing and providing social sciences
proposals , products, services and tools in order to reach out and
engage new partners; to identify key issues and needs; and to involve
these partners in implementing interdisciplinary research projects
initiatives. Coordinators also attempt to remove barriers to
participation by non-traditional and underserved customers and partners.

Coordinate or assist with the development and coordination of social
science research products either through individual initiatives or by
working in work groups/teams.

Duties & Responsibilities :
1. Provide feedback to the Humanities and Social Sciences Center on a
regular basis regarding ideas, suggestions, and concerns.
2. Network with the Center staff member.
3. Work with the QU colleges , faculty and the students and others to
identify and meet the development of the social science’s needs .
4. Recommend, coordinate, assist in the development, and implement
social sciencestraining as needs arise.
5. Provide report, brief overviews of social sciences activities,
6. Teach courses in the area of expertise.
7. Contribute to various committees at the Program, College, and
University level
8. Contribute to the research profile of College through research
9. Serve as student advisor
10. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department


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.Awareness of working with people from diverse backgrounds
7.Excellent written and oral communication skills
8.Fluent in English spoken, reading and writing

Required Documents


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



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

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.

Due Date: 31-Dec-2016

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