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Announcement of the Position of the Chair of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar

This is an open international search and candidates holding the rank of full professor are invited to apply. It is anticipated that the position will be filled by the beginning of fall 2019 semester or as soon thereafter as possible. This position is a four-year renewable appointment at TAMUQ, which is located in Doha, Qatar. The successful candidate must therefore relocate to Qatar.

TAMUQ offers ABET-accredited undergraduate degree programs in Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering. These programs attract some of the best high school graduates in the region, resulting in an annual freshman enrollment of approximately 130-140 undergraduate students and a total college enrollment of about 550. The ECEN Program - with the largest student enrollment at TAMUQ - (www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/ecen) has 12 faculty members, who have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The ECEN faculty members are actively engaged in externally funded research and supervise a number of TAMU PhD students, post-docs and research scientists. The program benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation in support of its key educational and research missions.

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Program provides TAMUQ students with quality education, well grounded in the fundamental principles of engineering that prepares students for positions in industry, government and academia. The ECEN Program actively encourages undergraduate students to participate in research utilizing their facilities and academic support.

The Chair provides overall leadership and direction to the program, manages the use of resources within the program, and ensures that the TAMUQ course offerings are materially identical with respect to curriculum and quality compared to the corresponding disciplines at TAMU. The Chair is expected to promote the development of the Program, be familiar with the ABET accreditation process and work with faculty across the campus, local industry, and the regional community, and to identify and pursue innovations in education, research, and service. The Chair is also expected to teach courses with an overage teaching load of one course (typically 3 credit-hour course) per semester.

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

Qualified candidates must have an earned doctorate in Electrical/Computer Engineering or a closely related field, with excellent teaching and research records, and must have a strong commitment to advocate for the Program.

A demonstrated track record of leadership effectiveness is preferred. A successful candidate should be able to lead the Program in developing and implementing a compelling vision for education, research, and service.

TAMUQ offers a competitive salary package commensurate with rank and experience. The package for the Chair includes accommodations, annual home leave allowances, and other benefits. Candidates should submit applications electronically to the Chair of the search committee

Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi, Associate Dean for Research, bazzi@tamu.edu

A single PDF file (25 pages maximum) is preferred, consisting of a cover letter (1 page), CV, program vision statement (1 page), teaching philosophy (1 page), research philosophy (1 page), and list of 3 references.

Texas A&M University at Qatar is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Electrical and Computer Engineering - Texas A&M University at Qatar

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar invites applications for two positions: Assistant Professor in computer engineering and Assistant Professor in power electrical engineering at our campus in Doha, Qatar (www.qatar.tamu.edu). Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2019, applications received after that date may be considered until the positions are filled. The appointments are anticipated tobegin in September 1, 2019.

Positions Title: Assistant Professor in computer engineering and Assistant Professor in power electrical engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) is a partnership with Qatar Foundation. Established in 2003, TAMUQ offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering and a Master Program in Chemical Engineering. The degree programs are identical to those of the main campus at College Station, Texas. A Texas A&M University diploma is awarded to graduates. 

Doha is the home of Education City (https://www.qf.org.qa/qf-entities/qf-entities), a dedicated campus devoted to research and education. In addition to TAMUQ, 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, TAMUQ, and its partners in Education City, have significantly contributed to the development of post-secondary education and cultural growth in Qatar.

Program Overview

Texas A&M Qatar attracts some of the best high school graduates in the region. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Program (http://ecen.qatar.tamu.edu/) is ABET accredited, has 12 faculty members with supporting administrative and research staff, and has approximately 30 graduate and 130 undergraduate students within the Program. Faculty membershave a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The program benefits from state-of-the-art facilities andinstrumentation in support of its key educational and research missions. The faculty have established strong educationaland research programs on a foundation of core engineering disciplines. The program continues to be refreshed in terms of its curriculum and research to meet local and global needs.  There is significant support in Qatar for research through fundsfrom Qatar National Research Fund and Industry. The Program follows the Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas program and the Diploma are valued as such. 

Salary and Benefits:

TAMUQ offers a competitive salary package commensurate with rank and experience. The package includes overseas salary premium, accommodations, annual home leave allowances, dependent education, local transportation allowance, medical insurance, and other benefits. 

Required Education and Experience

The two positions’ applications are open to candidates holding PhD in computer engineering for the computer engineering position with focus on computer engineering topics, and to candidates holding PhD in electrical engineering for the power electrical engineering position with focus on power electrical engineering topics. The responsibilities of the computer position are to teach computer and electrical engineering courses and for power electrical engineering position to are to teach power and other electrical engineering courses, to conduct research, and to perform service activities as needed. Preferred minimum qualifications include: experience with TAMU, TAMUQ or TAMUS system, PhD from a reputable institution, teaching experience and research background. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and research outcome. This position is in Doha and the successful candidate must relocate to Qatar.

Other Requirements

Candidates should submit applications electronically (a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and three references. Application should be submitted through EE.assistant.professor@qatar.tamu.edu, by March 1, 2019. Early applications are encouraged since applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For further clarifications, please contact Search Committee Chair (EE.assistant.professor@qatar.tamu.edu). 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employers committed to diversity. It is the policy of these members to recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.