Associate Professor | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Associate Professor

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

Job Purpose:

To conduct teaching, research and service so as to contribute to HBKU becoming a world-class research university and collaborate with faculty members and students to create a vibrant university community that will positively impact and contribute to the development of Qatar and the region by advancing knowledge in their field and developing human capacity through their teaching.

Key Result Areas:

  • Conduct assigned courses or seminars
  • Supervise independent study activities
  • Serve as academic advisor to students
  • Serve on and chair university and College committees
  • Participate in the evaluation and promotion of faculty's Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual's academic specialty
  • Participate in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials and special instructional methods
  • Conduct research or undertake comparable scholarly activity
  • Supervise research projects and theses
  • Seek funding support for research 

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Dean - contact as needed to exchange information and receive approvals
  • Students - frequent classroom contact and contact as needed outside of class
  • College committees - regular contact at meetings for information exchange and decision making
  • Work is in a standard higher education setting

Problem Solving & Complexity:

  • Proactively identifies problems that are inhibiting meeting organizational objectives Encourages both individuals and teams to solve problems through empowerment and effective delegation and review mechanisms
  • Ensures the allocation of resources and invests in people and tools to optimize problem solving and decision making efforts
  • Removes obstacles and facilitates information flow to support effective problem solving across the organization

Decision-Making Authority & Responsibility:

  • Applies judgment to decide when to make swift decisions even in the absence of all necessary Information
  • Arrives at sound and timely decisions, based on past experience and an understanding of the current business environment and projected changes
  • Considers the impact of decisions on various stakeholders and takes this into account. 
  • Delegates decision making as appropriate to encourage and facilitate empowerment

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ph.D. or terminal degree from an accredited university as required for teaching in certain fields
  • Minimum 5 - 6 years of experience in research, higher education, or closely related areas in industry (additional years of experience may be required to show equivalency), with evidence of increasing professional maturity and productivity
  • Evidence of proficiency in teaching, student supervision, and curriculum and program development
  • Research and scholarly achievements judged competent and adequate for the rank of Associate Professor in comparison with peers active in the same field at major research universities
  • Continued evidence of participation in the scholarly activities and academic affairs of a university or other appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society or organization
  • Significant national and regional reputation in scholarly endeavors (funded research grants, publications, IP/patents, etc.) in similar in comparison with peers active in the same field at a major research university
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse groups, cultures and communities
  • Evidence of significant national and regional networks and collaborations in both teaching and research activities
  • Arabic proficiency an advantage

How to apply:

Please submit your completed application (CV, cover letter and the names of three references with their full contact information) via the following link: Click here to apply

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, being an equal opportunity educator and employer, is committed to maintaining culturally and academically diverse staff of the highest caliber.