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The Humanities College of Qatar University in Doha invites applications for a Teaching Assistant in History.

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. Duties & Responsibilities Department Profile: The Department of Humanities, HistoryProgram, at Qatar University, Doha, invites applications for a full time position at the level of Teaching Assistant in History to begin September 2015. The position is three years renewable. We are seeking a broadly trained historian with demonstrated teaching excellence and a commitment to scholarship. Preferably in Modern and Islamic history with special focus on Middle East. Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in History with strong quantitative and/or qualitative research skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have a track record of excellent publication and possess the potential and willingness to collaborate with faculty within and across departmental divisions. Priority will be given to candidates who fluent in both Arabic and English.

Duties & Responsibilities: 1.Assist to teach a range of undergraduate courses in History 2.Assist and collaborate with course instructors as assigned by Department Head 3. Aid Faculty and Department in Various tasks, as assigned by the Department Head. 4.Assist Department Head in various tasks as assigned. 5.Monitor the academic performance of undergraduate students.

Competencies: 1.Specialized in History and solid knowledge in related discipline at the undergraduate level. 2.Experience in teaching at the undergraduate level. 3.Well acquainted with history research methods. 4.Expertise in using course management system such as Blackboard 5.Proficiency in Arabic Language and working knowledge in English

Qualifications: 1. The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in History at an internationally recognized university. 2. Experience in teaching a wide range of courses in History and related disciplines. 3.Competency and involvement in research 4. Fluency in Arabic Language 5.Preferably working knowledge in 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. Academic: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 application.

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. 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 1. Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website ( 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 ( and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.

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