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Professor & Program Chair (Petroleum Engineering program)
Texas A&M University at Qatar

Date Posted Mar. 27, 2020
Title Professor & Program Chair (Petroleum Engineering program)
University Texas A&M University at Qatar
Doha, Qatar
Department Petroleum Engineering Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Chemical/Petroleum

Professor & Program Chair, Petroleum Engineering
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Texas A&M University at Qatar (, a branch campus of Texas A&M University, invites applications for the position of Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program at the rank of full professor with rolling-contract track faculty and with 11-month academic appointment. This position is for a duration of 4 years and is renewable upon a positive recommendation by the program faculty members and concurrence by the Dean. Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 15, 2020, though applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The appointment is anticipated to begin Spring 2021 semester. The Petroleum Engineering Program encourages a culturally and academically diverse environment and strongly encourages applications that contribute further to this diversity.

The Program Chair is a senior leadership role in the Qatar campus. Duties include providing overall leadership and setting direction to the program, involving defining and setting standards and expectations for curriculum, research and service. The job demands budget management, faculty and staff recruitment development and evaluation including outreach activities. A key part of the role involves collaboration and liaison with Texas A&M University’s main campus in College Station, Texas, for research, teaching, industry contacts and others. The Chair is expected to promote the development of the Program and work with faculty across the campus, local industry, and the regional community, to identify and pursue innovations in education, research, and service. The incumbent is also part of the senior leadership team in the campus. This position is a renewable appointment at the Texas A&M at Qatar campus located in Education City in Doha, Qatar, and the successful candidate must relocate to Qatar.

The Chair is expected to have a proven record of scholarly achievement and administrative leadership in academia, industry or government and to teach one course per semester.
Texas A&M at Qatar attracts some of the best high school graduates in the region. The Petroleum Engineering Program ( currently has nine faculty members, each with a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The Program benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation in support of its key educational and research missions. The Petroleum Engineering faculty have established strong educational and research programs on a foundation of core engineering disciplines. There is significant support in Qatar for research through funds from Qatar National Research Fund and industry.

Texas A&M at Qatar is a partnership with Qatar Foundation. Established in 2003, Texas A&M at Qatar offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering, and a Master’s Program in Chemical Engineering. Texas A&M at Qatar attracts some of the best high school graduates in the region. The degree programs are materially identical to those of the main campus in College Station, Texas. A Texas A&M University diploma is awarded to graduates.

Doha is the home of Education City (, a dedicated campus devoted to research and education. In addition to Texas A&M at Qatar, Education City campus hosts other academic institutions including Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, University College London, and Georgetown University. As an international institution of higher learning, Texas A&M at Qatar, and its partners in Education City, have significantly contributed to the development of post-secondary education and cultural growth in Qatar.

Texas A&M at Qatar offers a competitive salary package commensurate with rank and experience. The package includes housing, annual home leave allowances, dependent education, local transportation allowance, medical insurance for employee and dependents, plus appropriate relocation and repatriation expenses. Faculty members are also eligible for start-up packages and professional development funds to help them with teaching, curriculum development, and research activities.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in petroleum engineering or a closely related field, and must have an accomplished research and teaching record. Candidates should also possess excellent communication skills with a proven record of effective leadership in identifying, prioritizing and addressing organizational challenges in an academic or related setting. Additional essential qualifications include successful administrative experience, ability to effectively engage a broad range of stakeholders, and a strong commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. The successful candidate is expected to be a strong advocate for the program and to lead it in the development and implementation of a compelling vision for education, research, and service.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, service statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at Applicants should also submit a three-page statement summarizing his/her personal vision and goals for the Petroleum Engineering Program’s education and research, as well as his/her philosophy of academic leadership for achieving those goals.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 15, 2020. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin Spring 2021.

Questions about the position should be directed to:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.
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  • Higher Education
  • Research
  • Oil & Energy
    Employment Type

Job Functions

  • Education
  • Research
  • Management


  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Teaching
  • Higher Education
  • Education
  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Curriculum
  • Budget Management
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum Development

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