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Assistant Professor in Statistics

Employer
University of Doha for Science and Technology
Location
Qatar (QA)
Salary
Tax-free Salary and Benefits offered.
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Discipline
Mathematics
Job Type
Faculty Member, Professor
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University in the State of Qatar, offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields. UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering & Technology, Industrial Trades, Business, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuing and Professional Education and more.

 With over 7,000 students, UDST is the destination for top-notch applied and experiential learning. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Our faculty are committed to delivering pedagogically-sound learning experiences with incorporation of innovative technological interventions, to further enhance students’ skills and help develop talented graduates that can effectively contribute to a knowledge-based economy and make Qatar’s National Vision 2030 a reality.

 The College of General Education invites applications for the faculty position in Statistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2024.

Benefits 

Our eligible employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, in accordance to applicable UDST policies. These benefits include:

  • Generous academic annual leave
  • Tax free salary
  • Fully furnished upmarket accommodation {inclusive of utilities: water & electricity}
  • Annual flights for spouse and 3 children {up to 18 years old}
  • Children’s education allowance
  • Relocation/Shipping allowance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • International health insurance
  • In-house immigration services (to help you through the residency process)
  • Full access to our recreational facilities
  • Research and professional development support.

 Your Commitment

 Reporting to the Head of Department, the ideal candidate should be a creative and innovative individual, with demonstrated commitment to excellence in effective teaching and research accomplishments. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching dossier and research agenda best prepare them to fulfill an interdisciplinary role in quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics courses within the undergraduate curriculum across colleges.   

 Teaching & Learning

  • Commitment to UDST’s mandate of excellence in applied and experiential teaching and learning pedagogies
  • Demonstrate fluent ability to design and deliver teaching materials across a range of courses using student-centered strategies with appropriate learning supports
  • Commitment to creating and evaluating authentic assessment tools that validly and reliably measure mastery of course learning outcomes while promoting lifelong learning
  • Demonstrated ability to develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable students to be active participants in their own education
  • Digital literacy and demonstrated fluency in UDST’s learning management system, and an ability to model and facilitate use of current and emerging digital platforms committed to student learning and feedback
  • Manage the resources of the learning environment, including print, online, university, and community resources, student success strategies, and course portfolio documents required for program review and accreditation processes

 Scholarship & Research

  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge through applied research, scholarship, publications, knowledge transfer or professional practice which would be expected to be international in its scope
  • Establish relevant professional memberships or affiliations with industry and academic bodies to grow UDST’s research network
  • Generate research projects with university, national, and international impact and profile that aligns with UDST’s applied research mission and Qatar’s 2030 National Vision
  • Professional recognition and standing amongst peers.

 Professional Development & University Service

  • Commitment to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession through self-driven continuous academic professional development and life-long learning.
  • Participating in curriculum development projects to enhance cross-college and interdisciplinary collaboration initiatives
  • Positive and sustained contributions to the universities’ activities and initiatives including assignments to committee work related to curriculum, assessment, student success, and community outreach.
  • Demonstrated aptitude of academic and information literacy skills.

 Personal Skills and Knowledge

  • Commitment to creative thinking and analysis to make informed decisions
  • Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and flexibility in managing the teaching and learning environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English; interpersonal skills that contribute to a healthy workplace environment.

Collaborative and collegial spirit and a demonstrated ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, sponsor-employers, and members of the community

Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements

Faculty members will be placed in the appropriate rank based on their education and experience. The broad criteria are noted below.

 Education

  • PhD in Statistics or Applied Mathematics, from a recognized institution is required; preference is given to candidates whose doctoral degree is focused in evaluation and applied research methods
  • Post-graduate certificate in education teaching methods, or equivalent, may be considered an asset

 

Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years full-time experience as a faculty member in higher education or an industry training environment
  • A combination of recent, relevant academic and/or professional experience may be considered assets
  • Industrial experience as a practitioner/professional within the relevant discipline may be considered an asset

 How to Apply

 Applicants must meet all essential qualifications in order to be shortlisted for the position; other qualifications may be a deciding factor in selection. Qualifications and experience will be assessed through your application, which may include but not be limited to curricula vitae, cover letters, references, teaching dossiers. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how s/he meets each requirement. Failing to do so could result in the application being rejected. We thank all applicants for applying for this position; only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: January 04,2024

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