The Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) Program of Texas A&M University at Qatar (http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the level of Instructional Assistant Professor. The position is in any of the general areas of Mechanical Engineering, including but not limited to thermal-fluid sciences; energy; design; mechanics, materials, and manufacturing; biomechanics; and dynamics and control. Preference is given to candidates with strong teaching experience and a focus on engineering education innovation. Exceptional candidates, such as those who have extensive professional experience, may be considered at the Instructional Associate Professor level.
This non-tenure track position assumes a 9-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of 1 July, 2023, renewable on a yearly basis. The applicant's responsibilities are teaching courses in Mechanical Engineering and performing service activities. The position does not assume extramural research activities. The normal teaching load is three courses during each of the fall and spring semesters (3-3). The successful applicant may teach during the summer semester and receive summer salary.
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.
The Mechanical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar (https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/academics/mechanical-engineering/) 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.
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 diplomas are awarded to graduates.
Doha is the home of Education City (https://www.qf.org.qa/education/higher-education), 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 support their teaching and curriculum development.
The ideal candidate should possess a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or in a closely related field. The candidate should have a demonstrated teaching record in mechanical engineering and a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and innovation in engineering education. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach diverse core and technical elective courses in mechanical engineering and be involved in capstone design courses. The successful candidate is also expected to provide service at the professional and institutional levels and publish in the engineering education domain.
Preference will be given to applicants familiar with the U.S. higher education system, with excellent expertise in mechanical engineering and outstanding teaching experience in well-respected universities.
Applicants should submit via Interfolio the following documents: a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and diversity statements (max. 3 pages in total), one-page statement on service activities, list of courses taught, available evidence of excellent teaching/course evaluations, and the contact information of 4 references who will send letters when requested.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted before the priority deadline of 15 March 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications materials should be uploaded to Interfolio via http://apply.interfolio.com/119155.
Questions about the position should be directed to Chair of the Search Committee at email@example.com.