Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Texas A&M University Qatar

Position Announcement:

Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) (http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/), a branch campus of
Texas A&M University (TAMU), invites applications for the position of Program Chair in the
Mechanical Engineering Program. It is anticipated that the position will be filled by the beginning
of the 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 undergraduate degree programs in Chemical, Electrical, 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 and a total college
enrollment of about 550 undergraduate students. All of the TAMUQ engineering programs are
ABET accredited.

The Mechanical Engineering Program (https://www.qatar.tamu.edu/programs/mechanicalengineering/)
has 12 faculty members, who have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and
service. The Mechanical Engineering faculty members are actively engaged in externally funded
research. The program benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation in support of
it's key educational and research missions.

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program at TAMUQ is to: 1) provide quality education,
well grounded in the fundamental principles of engineering, to prepare students for leadership
positions and successful careers in industry, government and academia, 2) extend the knowledge
base of mechanical engineering to support the competitiveness of existing industry and to spawn
new economic development in the State of Qatar and the region through active involvement in
basic and applied research, and 3) provide professional development opportunities for practicing
engineers through continuing education, service, and outreach activities. Please explore the
department website to find more information and gain further insight into our academic programs.

The Chair's role includes providing overall leadership and direction to the program, managing the
use of resources within the program, and ensuring 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 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 average 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, along with its partners in Education City, has significantly
contributed to the development of post-secondary education and cultural growth in Qatar.

Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field,
with distinguished teaching and research records. The applicants must possess excellent
communication skills with a proven record of effective leadership in identifying, prioritizing and
addressing organizational challenges in an academic or related setting; as well as experience working
with industry to forge strong partnerships. Additional essential qualifications will include successful
administrative experience, ability to effectively engage a broad range of stakeholders, a strong
commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, and familiarity with ABET accreditation process.

A successful candidate should show a strong commitment to advocate and 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. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, at ahmed.wahab@qatar.tamu.edu. A single PDF file
(twenty pages maximum) is preferred, consisting of a cover letter (one page), curriculum vitae,
program vision statement (one page), teaching philosophy (one page), research philosophy (one
page), and list of three references.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until 30 April 2019.
Applications received after this date might be considered until the position is filled.
Texas A&M University at Qatar is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability
Employer committed to diversity.


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