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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Instructional Assistant Professor


Liberal Arts Program - English

Location
Doha - Qatar
Open Date
11/20/2019
Position ID
70832
Description

The Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) (https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/liberal-arts/) invites applications for three full-time, academic professional track faculty positions in English at the rank of Instructional Assistant Professor. These three positions will have a 9-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020. Appointees are eligible for promotion in the academic professional career track at Texas A&M University in Qatar after a probationary period. Ph.D. is required by August 2020 in English, Technical Writing, Writing Studies, or Rhetoric and Composition. Additional qualifications in L2 Writing, Applied Linguistics, or TESOL are welcome. The Liberal Arts Program is committed to a culturally and academically diverse faculty, and candidates who would enhance the Liberal Arts Program’s diversity are encouraged to apply. 

Depending on areas of expertise, appointees may teach courses in technical and business writing, composition and rhetoric, and/or Foundations of English, an integrated sequence of courses focused on developing competency in the core skills of academic reading, writing, and oral communication. There may also be opportunities to teach core curriculum elective courses. The typical teaching load is 3:3 for Instructional Assistant Professors. All faculty are expected to be active in appropriate service activities. Collaborative pedagogical projects with faculty members in TAMUQ’s engineering programs and in other institutions are encouraged. 

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, University College London, 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 offers a competitive salary package 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 may be eligible for start-up packages and professional development funds to help them with teaching, curriculum development, and research activities.  

Qualifications

Ph.D. is required by August 2020 in English, Technical Writing, Writing Studies, or Rhetoric and Composition. Additional qualifications in L2 Writing, Applied Linguistics, or TESOL are welcome.

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted online via http://apply.interfolio.com/70832. Applicants must include electronic copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a maximum three-page statement of teaching, research, and service, and three reference letters.

Priority will be given to completed applications submitted by January 10, 2020.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be directed to (ENGL.search@qatar.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.