Assistant Professor of Writing

Offer Description

Organization Name: Department of English Literature and Linguistics

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 nine departments, covering a wide range of undergraduate specializations in the Arts and Sciences including English Literature and Linguistics, Arabic Language, Mass Communication, History, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, International Affairs, Policy, Planning and Development, Statistics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. The College also houses Master Programs, which are M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, M.A. in Gulf Studies, M.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, M.Sc. in Materials Science and Technology, and M.Sc. in Applied Statistics. In addition to a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Gulf Studies. Additionally, the College offers a Program of Arabic for Non- Native Speakers. Also, there are two established research centers namely the Center for Sustainable Development and the Gulf Studies Center.

It is worth mentioning that as members of Qatar University, CAS faculty members have excellent opportunities to secure internal and external funding for their research ideas. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit reaching $600.000 per 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

The Department of English Literature and Linguistics invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor in Writing. The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant subject area at the time of application, as well as post-graduate teaching experience. Additional qualifications in L2 Writing, Applied Linguistics, or TESOL are welcome. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory and advanced composition courses, as well as a broad range of undergraduate writing courses. Candidates with strong research publications can be considered for the regular track.

  1. Teach courses in the area of expertise
  2. Contribute to various committees at the departmental and college level
  3. Other service responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department

List of courses expected:

  1. Essay writing 1
  2. Essay writing 2
  3. Professional writing

Qualifications

  1. Ph. D. in a relevant subject area
  2. Teaching experience at a university level
  3. Familiarity with educational technologies used in higher education
  4. Awareness of working with people from diverse backgrounds
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required Documents

Academic:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae that includes the following information:
    • Years of experience after Ph.D.
    • Major and specialization/concentration
    • H-index, total citations, Google scholar link, ORCID.
    • The number of publications in Q1 journals in the last 5 years.
    • The number of publications in Q2 journals in the last 5 years.
    • The number of publications in Q3 journals in the last 5 years.
    • The number of publications in Q4 journals in the last 5 years.
    • The number of publications in non-indexed journals.
    • The number of published books.
    • The number of published chapter of books.
    • The number of Graduate Students supervised and the role.
    • Awards and Grants(with the role and budget amount).
  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 coursework was completed, a copy of the certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  6. Any additional documentation deemed relevant to the 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 air tickets for faculty member and dependents in accordance with QU HR 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

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.

Job Category: Academic

End Date of Advertisment: 13-Jan-2024

Head of Department:

Dr. Khaled Al Shehari
kshehari@qu.edu.qa

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