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Electives Instructor (Multi-discipline), University of Calgary in Qatar

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Job ID: 14018

Updated: June 27, 2018

Location: Qatar

Position Overview

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 2007. Since then, the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) has been educating the future nursing leaders in Qatar by offering Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing programs accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

To sustain its growth in promoting and increasing the profile of professional nursing practice in Qatar, the University of Calgary in Qatar is currently seeking an Electives Instructor who can start teaching in the Winter Term (January 2018). This is an excellent opportunity for established instructors and academics who are passionate about teaching and scholarly activity in an international environment. We are seeking Instructors from disciplines in a variety of areas, including:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The vacancy requires a graduate degree, with a Ph. D. strongly preferred. Applicants require evidence of successful teaching ability, with demonstrated ability in course development and delivery. Preference will be given to applicants with at least three years of instruction at the undergraduate level.


Successful applicants must be able to relocate to Doha, Qatar in August 2018. This is a two-year contract renewable upon mutual agreement.

Position Description

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree is required; a candidate with PhD will have a definite advantage;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in university teaching and/or education development
  • Ability to maintain continuous on-the-job, independent learning to stay current in the field of educational development and teaching and learning and to support on-going research to enhance practice and for publication
  • Mature approach to organizational duties
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of credibility in providing expertise in the area of building teaching and learning capacity in the University community
  • Ability to apply his/her professional expertise to make judgments on the application of best practices within the field of educational development
  • Mature judgment, sensitivity, and a high degree of autonomy
  • Experience working with various software and technology programs including Microsoft Office and D2L;
  • Intercultural sensitivity, awareness and experience in a multi-cultural and/or international environment; 

Preference will be given to Faculty currently teaching at the University of Calgary.  Appointment rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Compensation Package

All successful candidates will receive attractive compensation, including:

  • competitive salary + overseas living allowance
  • generous vacation days entitlement
  • annual airline trips on contracts of two years or more
  • transportation and communication allowances
  • fully furnished accommodations with paid utilities (except internet, phone, and TV)
  • school fees for children up to 18 years of age, for up to 3 children
  • expatriate healthcare plan

In addition to the above, University of Calgary in Qatar employees enjoy a positive, family centered work environment in a country with one of the world's strongest economies. The State of Qatar provides a safe living environment and its location presents countless opportunities to travel and explore. This is truly an opportunity not to be missed - an adventure of a lifetime.

Application Deadline:  

All employment applications must be submitted online through our career page, preferably no later than February 28, 2018.  Also, due to anticipated high volume:

  • Applications submitted through the general inquiries e-mail address will likely not be considered;
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted; and,
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of their passports (valid 6 months prior to travel), police clearance, academic/professional credentials, and marriage and birth certificates (for those travelling with a family).  Appointment is contingent on the successful completion of the State of Qatar visa process.

Please visit our website to know more about the University of Calgary in Qatar

Additional Information

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here.


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