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Program Chair, Texas A&M University, Qatar Petroleum Engineering Program

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Position Title Program Chair, Texas A&M University, Qatar Petroleum Engineering Program
Texas A&M Engineering

Texas A&M University at Qatar
Texas A&M University’s branch campus in Qatar, part of the 2,500 acre multi-institutional campus known as Education City, formally opened on 7 September 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, 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.

EEO Statement

The members of Texas A&M Engineering are all 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.

Department Overview

Texas A&M Qatar (TAMUQ) attracts some of the best high school graduates in the region. The Petroleum Engineering Program
( 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 benefits 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 significant support in Qatar for research through funds from Qatar National Research Fund and Industry.

Job Summary

TAMUQ ( 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 defining 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 undergraduate 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. The incumbent is part of the senior leadership team in the Doha campus. 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.

Job Location Qatar
Department Petroleum Engineering
Required Education and Experience

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in petroleum engineering or a closely related field. Evidence of successful leadership experience is essential together with strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal skills.

Preferred Education and Experience
Other Requirements

Candidates should submit applications electronically, including a curriculum vitae, program vision statement, teaching statement, research statement, and list of 3 references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses)) by applying for this specific position at:

Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 31, 2016. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin no later than January 1, 2018.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FVN1012014
Open Date 12/12/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Other