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Research Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Qatar

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2023
Title Research Assistant Professor
University Texas A&M University at Qatar
Doha, Qatar
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Research Professor
  • Engineering Mechanics
    Engineering - Other

Research Assistant Professor (Working Title - Engineering Assistant Professor) Robotics and Autonomous Systems - Mechanical Engineering Program. 

The Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) Program of Texas A&M University at Qatar (  invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the assistant level. The position is in the areas of robotics and autonomous systems, with preference given to candidates with expertise in emerging technologies with novel theoretical developments and practical applications, such as industrial robotics; control, autonomous systems; intelligent robotics for exploration, manufacturing, and construction; advanced sensor and actuation technologies; mechatronics and human-machine interaction and applications of artificial intelligence to robotics and autonomous systems. Faculty at Texas A&M University Qatar Campus (TAMUQ) are of two types: instructional track and research track. This position is a research-track position at the assistant level. The official title for this position is Research Assistant Professor, with the working title of Engineering Assistant Professor. Research-track faculty at TAMUQ are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and develop an independent research program, as well as to engage through scholarship within the university and their discipline.

This non-tenure track position assumes a 9-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of Fall 2023. The hired faculty member is eligible to receive a startup package that covers the summer salary for three years. Following this period, faculty members at Texas A&M at Qatar have a 9-month appointment and may cover the salary of the remaining months from externally funded grants and/or teaching and services.  

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar ( currently has 10 faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The program benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation supporting its key educational and research missions. There is support in Qatar for research from Qatar National Research Fund and industry. Faculty members may advise graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Texas A&M University.

The MEEN Program is fully committed to a culturally and academically diverse faculty. Therefore, candidates who can contribute further to the faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply. This position is in Qatar, a Gulf State in the Middle East, and the successful candidate must relocate to Doha, the capital of Qatar. Doha is a vibrant multicultural city that has excellent schools.

Texas A&M University at Qatar is a partnership with Qatar Foundation. Established in 2003, Texas A&M University at Qatar offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering and a Master 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 at College Station, Texas. 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, the Education City campus hosts other academic institutions, including Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, and Georgetown University. As an international institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University 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 professional development funds to help them with teaching and curriculum development.


The ideal candidate should possess a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. The candidate should have a demonstrated scholarly record in the area of robotics and smart systems with a relevant Ph.D. dissertation and publications in reputable journals. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, developing a viable research program, and service at the professional and institutional levels.

Application Instructions

The application priority deadline for full consideration is March 15, 2023. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All application materials should be uploaded to Interfolio at: Applicants may also send inquiries to ( The required documents are:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Research, teaching, and diversity statements (not to exceed 3 pages in total)
  • Contact information of 4 references who will send letters when requested

Three reference letters will be required for the shortlisted candidates.

  • Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

    The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.

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