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Assistant Professor, PhD Nursing Faculty, University of Calgary in Qatar

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Job ID: 15744

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.  Student enrolment has steadily increased during the years, and now the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) offers several nursing education streams, including a Master’s degree program.

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 PhD-Prepared Nursing Faculty who will play a key role in the education of nursing students, with focus on the graduate level.  This is an excellent opportunity for established academics at professoriate level who have the passion for teaching and research in an international environment.

Ideal candidates should have a successful track record in teaching at University level and scholarly research and publications.  Preference will be given to PhD prepared Educators with a minimum of three years’ experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Registration with a Canadian Nursing Authority is required.

The successful applicant will be appointed at professoriate rank, and must be prepared to relocate to Doha, Qatar preferably by August 2018.  This is a two-year contract renewable upon mutual agreement. Faculty seeking full term, secondment or visiting appointments are invited to submit their application.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Participate in the review and development of course materials for nursing students
  • Provide classroom instruction and/or lab or seminar (tutorial) guidance as assigned
  • Prepare and mark assignments, tests and examinations which are part of the nursing course(s)
  • Consult with the Dean or Associate Dean regarding any student or course related issues that arise
  • Provide clinical practice supervision for assigned students during all scheduled clinical/ laboratory experiences as assigned
  • Mark written assignments which are part of the clinical/laboratory course
  • Participate in nursing laboratory sessions conducted on campus
  • Consult with the Dean or Associate Dean regarding any student or course related issues that arise
  • Evaluate student clinical performance and submit course grades
  • Participate as a voting member in appropriate standing and/or ad hoc committees
  • Participate in nursing and/or nursing education related community service
  • Support the creation of a scholarly environment through professional development, professional practice, and/or participation in research

In addition to classroom instructions, there is a strong expectation in this role to conduct scholarly work, i.e., peer-reviewed publications, applying for research grants, and conducting and publishing research studies.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Classroom and/or clinical teaching at the undergraduate level and require evidence of successful teaching ability, professional experience, and evidence of personal scholarship
  • Experience in teaching and/or supervising graduate students is an asset
  • Nursing registration with a Canadian registration authority
  • Previous research and peer reviewed publications
  • PhD Nursing, or a nursing degree together with a PhD in a relevant discipline, e.g., Education.

Application Deadline: 

All employment applications must be submitted online through our career page, preferably no later than June 28, 2018. 

Please note:

  • Applications submitted through the general inquiries e-mail address will likely be not considered;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
  • Priority will be given to Canadian nationals;
  • Employment is contingent on the successful completion of the State of Qatar visa process; and,
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide copy of their passports (valid 6 months prior to travel), police clearance, academic/professional credentials, and marriage and/or birth certificates (for those travelling with a family).

Please email general inquiries to the University of Calgary in Qatar's HR Office in Doha at:

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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