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Texas A&M University at Qatar
Texas A&M’s branch campus in Qatar, part of the 2,500 acre multi-institutional campus known as Education City, formally opened on 7 Sept. 2003, offering undergraduate degree programs in chemical,
electrical, mechanical and petroleum engineering and one master program in chemical engineering.
Each of these four undergraduate programs is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The Texas A&M University engineering program is widely considered
among the best in the United States, and the curricula offered at the Qatar campus are materially
identical to those offered at the main campus in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University
at Qatar, fully funded by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development,
provides a unique opportunity for the University to expand its international presence and to provide
educational and research opportunities for faculty and students.
More than 700 Texas A&M engineering degrees have been awarded in Doha since December 2007.
At the start of the 2016–2017 academic year, the Qatar campus had a student body of more than 500
undergraduate and graduate students who study and conduct research in the Texas A&M Engineering Building, which was completed in May 2007. This 55,000-square-meter facility was constructed at
a cost of more than $150 million with vast wired and wireless connectivity. It features high-tech classrooms, computer laboratories, well-equipped teaching laboratories, and a major research annex.
Texas A&M Qatar attracts some of the best high school graduates in the region. The Petroleum
Engineering Program ( https://pete.qatar.tamu.edu) has 10 full-time faculty and three part-time faculty
members, with supporting administrative and research staff. Faculty members have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The program benefts from state-of-the-art facilities and
instrumentation in support of its key educational and research missions. The faculty have established strong educational and 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 signifcant support in Qatar for research through funds from Qatar National
Research Fund and Industry.
Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) ( http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/) invites applications for the
position of chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program at the rank of full professor. The program
chair is a senior leadership role in the Qatar campus. Duties include providing overall leadership and
setting direction to the program, involving defning and setting standards and expectations for curriculum, research and service. The job demands budget management, faculty and staff recruitment,
development and evaluation including outreach activities. A key part of the role involves collaboration and liaison with Texas A&M University, College Station for research, teaching, industry contacts
and others. The chair is expected to promote the development of the program and work with faculty
across the campus, local industry, and the regional community, to identify and pursue innovations in
education, research, and service. Successful candidates are also expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at under-graduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrated research
capability that will enable the candidate to develop an externally funded, independent research
program and publish in leading scholarly journals. Tangible evidence of industry experience will be
an advantage. This position is a renewable appointment at the TAMUQ campus located in the Education City in Doha, Qatar and the successful candidate must relocate to Qatar.
Salary and Benefts:
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, plus appropriate relocation and repa-triation expenses.
Required Education and Experience
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in petroleum engineering or a closely related feld.
Evidence of successful leadership experience is essential together with strong organizational, written
and verbal communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal skills.
Candidates should submit applications electronically by applying for this position at: https://www.
Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affrmative 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.
PROGRAM CHAIR - PETROLEUM ENGINEERING,
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT QATAR
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