Faculty Position in Life Sciences
University of Doha
Qatar

Faculty – Sciences (Life)

Doha, Qatar Posted 2023/09/27 05:55:02 Expires 2023-11-26 Ref: JB4786623
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Job Description

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

With more than 600 staff and 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 Foundation Program Unit invites applications for the position Science (Life) faculty.

Your Commitment

Reporting to the Academic Manager, Foundation Program, you will plan, develop, and deliver biology and chemistry courses with an Allied Health interdisciplinary focus in pedagogies, curriculum, instruction and assessment, innovations, and reflective practice. You will evaluate student progress and manage the resources of the learning environment. In the framework of cross-school collaboration initiatives, you will participate in advisory committees and coordinate, manage and control projects within the specified program area. You will keep course portfolio documents required for program review and accreditation processes and engage in instructional development as well as new program development.

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.

A Master’s degree in Biochemistry/Chemistry/Biology/Science Education, or an Allied Health field from a recognized institution

Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience in higher education, adult training, or industry training environment.  Substantial experience at the higher or senior secondary levels may be considered.
  • Industrial experience as a practitioner/professional within the relevant discipline is welcome.
  • Demonstrated use of diverse and current teaching approaches in the classroom and practice experiences including laboratory, simulation, and other practicums
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of educational technology and learning platforms to develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable students to be active participants in their own learning
  • Demonstrated record of academic experience and experience of academic administration
  • Demonstrated competence with curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience in the design, implementation, and assessment of innovative new courses that lead to demonstrable advances

Other required skills

  • Strong command of the English language (IELTS 7.5+)
  • Commitment to applied and experiential learning as a pedagogy and a key feature of UDST’s mandate
  • Ability to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in program outcomes
  • Digital literacy and demonstrated fluency in technology systems, and an ability to model and facilitate use of current and emerging digital tools to support teaching and learning
  • Commitment to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession through self-driven continuous professional development and life-long learning
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborative and collegial spirit and a demonstrated ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, sponsor-employers, and members of the community
  • Experience in leadership and innovation in technology-based projects

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching in biology and chemistry- related fields and mentoring students; excellent communication skills; expertise in life sciences, and a strong commitment to promoting the success and mentoring of foundation-level students. 

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 and sample publications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how they meet each requirement. Failing to do so could result in the application being rejected. We thank all applicants for applying for the role; only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Education

Biochemistry/Chemistry/Biology/Science Education, or an Allied Health field

Job Details

Job Location Doha, Qatar
Job Role Teaching and Academics
Employment Status Full time
Employment Type Employee

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Mid Career
Years of Experience Min: 5
Degree Master's degree


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