Some of you probably know that the University of Calgary has a campus in
Qatar. The main program of studies is Nursing, but Nursing students
require a wide variety of option courses, including courses in academic
writing, so this presents an interesting opportunity. They want people
who are willing to commit to at least a year and would prefer people to
commit to a longer stay, and are willing to offer full-time limited term
appointments at either the instructor or the professor level.
Currently, the Faculty of Nursing in Qatar is looking for someone to
teach Academic Writing 303 in Fall 2009. The search is on as we speak,
so if you are interested -- especially if you are currently an
underemployed sessional or a newly graduating student -- now is the time
to indicate interest. You should at least make contact before the end of
the week, whether or not you want to make an official application. This
particular opportunity may be gone already, but the need is ongoing so
it is worth checking it out.
This job posting is on the HR site (http://www.ucalgary.ca/hr/careers)
-- search #7501. I have pasted it below for convenience. Anyone
interested is welcome to contact me for more information.
Faculty Positions, Multi-Discipline, University of Calgary - Qatar
Job ID 7501 Location Qatar
Functional Area Faculty UofC - QATAR
Position Type Contingent Term Department
Experience Required Not Indicated Education Required Ph.D.
The University of Calgary opened its first overseas branch campus with
generous financial support from the State of Qatar and began delivering
undergraduate nursing programs in the Fall of 2007. As a member of our
University of Calgary -- Qatar team you will play a significant role in
the next phase of the internationalization of the University of Calgary.
We are looking for highly adaptable people, who are open to learning and
experiencing new cultures, who have a commitment to excellence in
international post-secondary education, and who can thrive in a start-up
environment. All University of Calgary -- Qatar employees will receive
competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and enjoy a positive, family
centred work environment in a country with one of the world's most
dynamic economies. The State of Qatar provides a safe living environment
and its location presents countless opportunities to travel and explore
this region of the world. This is truly an opportunity not to be missed
- an adventure of a lifetime
The University of Calgary -- Qatar is seeking applications from faculty
from *multiple disciplines* who can contribute to teaching undergraduate
junior and senior option courses in the following areas:
. Computer Science
. Academic Writing
. Communication and Culture
. Social Sciences
Faculty seeking *full-time contingent term, secondment or visiting
appointments* are invited to submit their application. Applicants should
indicate their availability to relocate to Doha, Qatar in their
application as we are currently recruiting for the next several academic
Successful applicants require evidence of successful teaching ability,
professional experience, and evidence of appropriate research or
personal scholarship. The ideal candidate is PhD prepared and has a
minimum of three years experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
Preference will be given to Faculty currently teaching at the University
of Calgary. Appointment rank and salary will be commensurate with
experience and qualifications.
All successful candidates will receive attractive compensation, including:
. competitive salary + living allowance
. airfares to Canada
. transportation allowance
. relocation allowance
. fully furnished accommodations and free utilities
. children's school fees
. end of contract bonus
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until positions are filled. Please note, only short listed candidates
may be contacted.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of the State of
Qatar visa process.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary
respects, appreciates and honours diversity.
Dr. Doug Brent
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs)
Social Sciences 110
Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
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