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Assistant/Associate Professor in Data Science / Artificial Intelligence
University of Doha for Science and Technoloy


Date Posted Sep. 6, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Data Science / Artificial Intelligence
University University of Doha for Science and Technoloy
Doha, Qatar
Department College of Computing and IT
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January 2023
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences
 
 

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University offering applied bachelor's 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, Continuous Education and development and more. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art training facilities. UDST boasts more than 20 years of experience in Qatar; it started as a College and transformed into a university in 2021.

With more than 600 staff and over 5,000 students, UDST is the destination for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Our faculty are committed to developing the students’ skills and help raise well-equipped graduates that are proudly contributing to a knowledge-based economy and making the Qatar National Vision 2030 a reality.

Duties & Responsibilities:    

The primary role of the faculty members at the College of Computing and IT is to promote high-quality innovative teaching, applied research, and services. Besides, he/she should collaborate with the Head of Department, Dean, and the colleagues to achieve the college's mission, mentor junior colleagues, and teaching assistants, and support the department and the college with several administrative and academic services.

Reporting to the Department Chair, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of a broad range of courses within Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Particular areas of interest include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Visualization and Intelligent Interaction, Industrial and Business Analytics, IoT Software and System, and IoT Intelligence and Automation, but candidates with strong expertise in other areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence will also be considered. Other duties include evaluation of student progress and management of resources of the learning environment. The successful candidate will liaise with industry and other educational institutions; participate in industry advisory committees and coordinate, manage and control projects within the specified program area. Faculty members will keep course portfolio documents required for accreditation processes and engage in instructional development/improvement plans. All employees are expected to contribute to professional and community life within the university and beyond.

Qualifications

For Assistant Professor

A PhD degree in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence or closely related field. Three years teaching experience in a higher-education environment, along with three years of employment experience as a practitioner/professional within a relevant discipline is preferred. Candidates should also be recognized in the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge through applied research, scholarship, publication, knowledge transfer or professional practice which would be expected to be international in its scope; A minimum of 2 journal articles indexed in Scopus or similar are required.
  • Contribution to the advancement of learning by the leadership of teaching and curriculum development;
  • Professional recognition and standing amongst peers;
  • Academic subject leadership or academic management.

For Associate Professor

A PhD degree in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence or closely related field. A minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a higher-education environment is required. Also, 5 years of Industrial experience as a practitioner/professional within a relevant discipline is preferred. Candidates should also be recognized in the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge through applied research, scholarship, publication, knowledge transfer or professional practice which would be expected to be international in its scope; A minimum of 5 journal articles indexed in Scopus or similar are required.
  • Contribution to the advancement of learning by the leadership of teaching and curriculum development;
  • Professional recognition and standing amongst peers;
  • Academic subject leadership or academic management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certifications in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Record of successful participation/leadership in applied research projects
  • Experience in leadership and innovation in technology based project
  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Education (e.g. Post-secondary Education, Adult Education or Vocational Education)

Other Required Skills: 

  • A thorough knowledge and work experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Statistical Learning and Modeling, and IoT applications. Candidates with strong expertise in other areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence will be considered as well.
  • Commitment to applied and experiential learning as a pedagogy and a key feature of the College’s mandate.
  • Ability to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in program outcomes.
  • Proficiency in Technology Enhanced Learning, e-learning platforms and new pedagogy.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable students to be active participants in their own learning.
  • Commitment to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession through self-driven continuous professional development and life-long learning.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative and collegial spirit and a demonstrated ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, sponsor-employers, and members of the community.
  • Ability to initiate applied research projects.

How to Apply:  

Applications should be submitted via our careers portal.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application, which may include (but need not be limited to) curricula vitae, cover letters, references, teaching dossiers, and sample publications. 

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • University of Doha for Science and Technology
    College of Computing and IT
    University of Doha for Science and Technoloy
    68 Al Tarafa, Duhail North
    P.O Box 24449
    Doha
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