Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Doha


Assistant Professor - Chemistry

Location QA-Doha
ID 2024-3318
Category Academic
Position Type Regular


University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University in the State of Qatar, offering applied Bachelors and Master’s degrees in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields. UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuing and Professional Education and more.

With more than 600 staff and over 7,000 students, UDST is the destination for top-notch applied and experiential learning. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Our faculty are committed to delivering pedagogically-sound learning experiences with incorporation of innovative technological interventions, to further enhance students’ skills and help develop talented graduates that can effectively contribute to a knowledge-based economy and make Qatar’s National Vision 2030 a reality.

The College of General Education provides a range of core courses common to all students of the University, in subject areas that support the academic structure of the undergraduate programs. The General Education Curriculum is designed around courses in mathematics, natural sciences, research methods, English communication, social sciences, humanities and the arts, aimed at developing students’ understanding of fundamental scientific concepts and their applications.

The College of General Education invites applications for a faculty position in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2024.

Preference will be given to candidates who have credentials from, or experience teaching in, English-speaking countries, and whose teaching dossier and research plan best qualify them to fulfil an interdisciplinary role in the Science Department.  


Our eligible employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, in accordance to applicable UDST policies. These benefits include:

  • Generous academic annual leave
  • Tax free salary
  • Fully furnished upmarket accommodation {inclusive of utilities: water & electricity}
  • Annual flights for spouse and 3 children {up to 18 years old}
  • Children’s education allowance
  • Relocation/Shipping allowance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • International health insurance
  • In-house immigration services (to help you through the residency process)
  • Full access to our recreational facilities
  • Research and professional development support.

How to Apply

Applicants must meet all essential qualifications to be shortlisted for the position; other qualifications may be a deciding factor in selection. Qualifications and experience will be assessed through your application, including but not limited to curricula vitae, cover letters, references, and teaching dossiers. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how s/he meets each requirement. Failing to do so could result in the application being rejected. We thank all applicants for applying for this position; only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Your Commitment

Reporting to the Head of Department, the ideal candidate should be a creative and innovative individual with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in effective teaching, and with research accomplishments. The candidate will plan, develop, and deliver courses in Chemistry (such as General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Health Sciences Chemistry), and courses in General Science that support the General Education Curriculum. The Assistant Professor in Chemistry will work predominantly with first and second-year students of Engineering and Health Sciences.

Teaching & Learning 

  • Commitment to UDST's mandate of excellence in applied and experiential teaching and learning pedagogies
  • Demonstrate competence with curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. 
  • Demonstrate fluent ability to design and deliver teaching materials across various courses using student-centered strategies with appropriate learning supports.
  • Commitment to creating and evaluating authentic assessment tools that validly and reliably measure mastery of course learning outcomes while promoting lifelong learning
  • Demonstrate ability to use a variety of educational technology and learning platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable students to be active participants in their education
  • Digital literacy and demonstrated fluency in learning management systems and an ability to model and facilitate the use of current and emerging digital platforms committed to student learning and feedback.
  • Manage the resources of the learning environment and course portfolio documents required for program review and accreditation processes. 

 Scholarship & Research 

  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge through applied research, publications, knowledge transfer or professional practice, which would be expected to be international in scope
  • Establish relevant professional memberships or affiliations with industry and academic bodies to grow UDST's research network.
  • Generate research projects with university, national, and international impact and profile that align with UDST's applied research mission and Qatar's 2030 National Vision.
  • Professional recognition and standing amongst peers.

 Professional Development & University Service

  • Commitment to the teaching profession's effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal through self-driven continuous academic professional development and life-long learning.
  • Participating in curriculum development projects to enhance cross-college and interdisciplinary collaboration initiatives
  • Positive and sustained contributions to the universities' activities and initiatives, including assignments to committee work related to curriculum, assessment, student success, and community outreach. 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for academic and information literacy skills.


 Personal Skills & Knowledge 

    • Commitment to creative thinking and analysis to make informed decisions 
    • Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and flexibility in managing the teaching and learning environment. 
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English; interpersonal skills that contribute to a healthy workplace environment.
    • Collaborative and collegial spirit and a demonstrated ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, sponsor-employers, and members of the community.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Education & Experience Requirements 

  • A PhD degree in Chemistry or a related applied field from a recognized University (in North America, Western Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia or New Zealand).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full-time teaching experience in higher education institutions. 

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