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Faculty Position in Biological Sciences - Qatar


The Biological Sciences Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) is seeking a teaching-track faculty at the assistant teaching professor level. While the initial appointment is for 3 years, the position is eligible for renewal and promotion in the teaching track. The successful candidate will be developing and teaching core and elective Biology courses to undergraduate students at the Qatar campus. It is expected that the candidate uses their research interest(s) to engage undergraduate students in research-based courses.

The Biological Sciences Program is committed to excellence in research, education, and service. The successful candidate’s research and educational background can be in any Biological Sciences area; however, emphasis will be on current departmental strengths.

For more information on the Biological Sciences program, see

The position offers competitive salaries, travel and housing allowances, parental leave and other benefit packages, which may include attractive research and professional development support. A reasonable teaching load allows time for quality teaching, research and close involvement with students, faculty and the local community.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is a branch campus that is located in Education City, which hosts several other branch campuses of leading American and European institutions under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation. The branch campus follows the admissions requirements and English language curriculum of the home campus, which awards all degrees. The several thousand students in Education City students are a broad mix of nationalities, but primarily from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. CMUQ’s faculty is a mix of professionals hired specifically to the campus and additional faculty from the main campus. CMUQ’s primary focus is undergraduate education in Business Administration, Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Information Systems.

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.


Candidates should have completed a PhD degree by the time of employment. Teaching experience is required while postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

Application package should contain the following:
  • A cover letter specifying how your qualifications match the job description
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (including publication list)
  • Teaching statement (outlining the candidate’s teaching philosophy and experience)
  • Research statement (outlining how the candidate’s research will be tailored to undergraduate students)
  • Diversity statement (outlining how the candidate has contributed to, or plans to contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity)
  • Three letters of reference uploaded confidentially by three individuals as requested by the candidate
  • Any additional supporting documentation that may include representative professional or scholarly work
Official graduate academic transcripts will be required by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications received before December 31st, 2022 will be prioritized. Interviews will normally be conducted online and only shortlisted applicants will be notified. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please follow the process described here:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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