Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) (http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/), a
branch campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU), invites
applications for the position of Program Chair in the Mechanical
Engineering Program. It is anticipated that the position will be
filled by the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester or as soon
thereafter as possible. This position is a four-year renewable
appointment at TAMUQ, which is located in Doha, Qatar. The
successful candidate must therefore relocate to Qatar.
TAMUQ offers undergraduate degree programs in Chemical,
Electrical, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering. These programs
attract some of the best high school graduates in the region,
resulting in an annual freshman enrollment of approximately 130-140
and a total college enrollment of about 550 undergraduate students.
All of the TAMUQ engineering programs are ABET accredited.
The Mechanical Engineering Program (https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/mechanical-engineering/)
has 12 faculty members, who have a strong commitment to teaching,
research, and service. The Mechanical Engineering faculty members
are actively engaged in externally funded research. The program
benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation in
support of it's key educational and research missions.
The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program at TAMUQ is
to: 1) provide quality education, well grounded in the fundamental
principles of engineering, to prepare students for leadership
positions and successful careers in industry, government and
academia, 2) extend the knowledge base of mechanical engineering to
support the competitiveness of existing industry and to spawn new
economic development in the State of Qatar and the region through
active involvement in basic and applied research, and 3) provide
professional development opportunities for practicing engineers
through continuing education, service, and outreach activities.
Please explore the department website to find more information and
gain further insight into our academic programs.
The Chair’s role includes providing overall leadership and
direction to the program, managing the use of resources within the
program, and ensuring that the TAMUQ course offerings are
materially identical with respect to curriculum and quality
compared to the corresponding disciplines at TAMU. The Chair
is expected to promote the development of the Program and work with
faculty across the campus, local industry, and the regional
community, and to identify and pursue innovations in education,
research, and service. The Chair is also expected to teach
courses with an average teaching load of one course (typically 3
credit-hour course) per semester.
Doha is the home of Education City, a dedicated campus devoted
to research and education. In addition to TAMUQ, the Education City
Campus hosts other academic institutions including Weill Cornell
Medical College, Carnegie-Mellon University, Virginia Commonwealth
University, Northwestern University, and Georgetown University. As
a branch campus of an international.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D.
in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, with
distinguished teaching and research records. The applicants must
possess excellent communication skills with a proven record of
effective leadership in identifying, prioritizing and addressing
organizational challenges in an academic or related setting; as
well as experience working with industry to forge strong
partnerships. Additional essential qualifications will include
successful administrative experience, ability to effectively engage
a broad range of stakeholders, a strong commitment to diversity,
equality and inclusion, and familiarity with ABET accreditation
process. A successful candidate should show a strong commitment to
advocate and lead the program in developing and implementing a
compelling vision for education, research, and service.
TAMUQ offers a competitive salary package commensurate with rank
and experience. The package for the Chair includes accommodations,
annual home leave allowances, and other benefits. Candidates should
submit applications electronically to the Chair of the search
committee, Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A single PDF file (twenty pages maximum) is preferred, consisting
of a cover letter (one page), curriculum vitae, program vision
statement (one page), teaching philosophy (one page), research
philosophy (one page), and list of three references.
Review of applications will commence immediately and will
continue until 30 April 2019. Applications received after
this date might be considered until the position is filled.
Texas A&M University at Qatar is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
committed to diversity.