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Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

Doha - Qatar
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The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEN) Program (https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/ecen/) of Texas A&M University at Qatar invites applications for a full-time rolling appointment track faculty position in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for hiring at the level of an Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a non-tenure acquiring position.

The position is a 9-month academic appointment with anticipated start date January 1, 2023. The hired faculty member is eligible to receive a startup package which covers summer salary for three years. Following this period, faculty members at Texas A&M at Qatar may cover their summer salary from externally funded grants, teaching during the summer term, and/or engaging in approved service or development activities.  Texas A&M University at Qatar offers competitive salary packages commensurate with rank and experience. The package includes housing, annual home leave allowances, dependent education, local transportation allowance, medical insurance for employee and dependents, plus appropriate relocation and repatriation expenses. Faculty members are also eligible for professional development funds to help them with teaching and curriculum development.

The ECEN Program is fully committed to a culturally and academically diverse faculty. Therefore, candidates who can contribute further to the faculty diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply. This position is in Doha and the successful candidate must relocate to Qatar.

The successful candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a demonstrated research capability that will enable to develop an independent research program and publish in leading scholarly journals, and a strong dedication to carry out service activities.

Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) is a partnership with Qatar Foundation. Established in 2003, TAMUQ offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering and a Master Program in Chemical Engineering. The degree programs are identical to those of the main campus at College Station, Texas. A Texas A&M University diploma is awarded to graduates.

Doha is the home of Education City (https://www.qf.org.qa/education/higher-education), a dedicated campus devoted to research and education. In addition to TAMUQ, Education City campus hosts other academic institutions including Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, and Georgetown University. As an international institution of higher learning, TAMUQ, and its partners in Education City, have significantly contributed to the development of post-secondary education and cultural growth in Qatar.

Texas A&M University at Qatar attracts some of the best high school graduates in the region. The ECEN Program (https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/ecen/) has 10 faculty members. Faculty members have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The program benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation in support of its key educational and research missions. The Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty have established strong educational and research programs on a foundation of core engineering disciplines. There is significant support in Qatar for research through funds from Qatar National Research Fund and Industry.


The ideal candidate should possess a doctorate degree in Computer Science or Electrical or Computer Engineering, with strong experience in programming, computational methods and big data, AI/ML applications in engineering, AI and beyond. The successful candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a demonstrated research capability that will enable to develop an independent research program and publish in leading scholarly journals and conferences, and a strong dedication to carry out service activities.

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a thorough letter of application outlining their interest in the position and how their skills and experience match TAMUQ requirements, along with a full curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three colleagues who can provide letters of reference. Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

We welcome all motivated applications to submit the following information:

  • Brief statement outlining the reasons for applying and vision for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in professional committees and editorial and conference boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Complete publication list.
  • Up to four major publications you wish to be closely examined.
  • Description of teaching qualifications, student advising activities and what courses you plan to develop and offer.
  • Description of research qualifications and how you envision building your research program.
  • Description of service activities and vision for future.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas.  
  • List of the contact information for three references.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted before the priority deadline of August 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications materials should be uploaded to Interfolio via http://apply.interfolio.com/101907

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Ulisses Braga-Neto, Chair of the Search Committee at ulisses@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.