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Assistant Associate Research Professor Logistics and Supply Chain in Transportation

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Company: Qatar University
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-09-17
Job specializations:
  • Education
    University Professor
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Department Name

Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC)

College/Department Profile

Qatar University Profile Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education in the country and, consequently, enjoys the enthusiastic support of its government and citizens. With vibrant undergraduate and emerging graduate programs, the University offers the widest array of academic and community outreach programs and research related to national needs and priorities. Qatar University has an international faculty dedicated to the education of its 15,000+ students and, increasingly, to building strong graduate programs and research capabilities with emphasis on addressing national and regional needs and priorities. The University is located in Doha, Qatar, a vibrant modern city that welcomes visitors and residents from around the globe. Qatar University is based in Doha, Qatar, and the selected applicant is expected to be based there. Qatar University is a leading research institution in the Middle East, with 10 interdisciplinary research centers, over 133 research collaborations with leading institutions across the world.For more on Qatar University, please visit http://(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) more on Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center, please visit more on Doha, Qatar, please visit http:// College Profile Established in 1980, the College of Engineering offers degree programs in the fields of Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial and Systems, Computer Science and Computer Engineering with the primary goal of preparing Qatari engineers with outstanding scientific and technical competencies to enable them to participate and contribute in the various aspects of the country. Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC)  QTTSC was established in 2012 as a research entity in the State of Qatar that provides guidance and consultation to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of transportation and traffic for Qatar with a global presence. It fulfills the role of the university to advance knowledge and contribute to the needs and aspiration of the society with regards to the field of transportation and traffic safety. Duties & Responsibilities Application Deadline: Open until filled Position Category: Academic Employment Type : Full-time Anticipated Starting date: Spring/Fall 2021 Position Term: 3 years (renewable) Duties and Responsibilities: 

The applicant is expected to (notlimited to):

  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge and skills that aredirectly relatable to the center's work, by providing examples of previouscontributions to research or consulting projects in freight transportationplanning and policy, logistics and supply chain related, operations, economicimpact analysis, or other related areas, which is tailored to the needs ofQTTSC, Qatar University and the State of Qatar.
  • Apply and secure external funding for research activitiesrelated to requirements of QTTSC.
  • Engage in outstanding scholarly activities leading tonational, regional and international recognition.
  • Promote partnerships and support collaboration with externalorganizations inside and outside Qatar.
  • Conduct specialized workshops such as short courses orseminars on contemporary issues related to supply chain and logistics(transportation engineering)
  • Teach one course per academic semester.
  • Supervise graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) theses.
  • Assist in preparing the lab budget, annual reports, and strategicplan.
  • Assist in the acquisition and management of researchequipment and infrastructure.
  • Disseminate research results through internationallyrecognized peer reviewed high impact journals, educational programs andpresentations.


  • Qualifications

    A Ph.D. in Logistics, SupplyChain Management, Civil Engineering (with a transportation specialization),Planning, Public Policy, Economics, Economic Geography, or a closely relateddiscipline. Substantive experience using one or more of the following softwarepackages: InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Access, TransCAD, ArcGIS, ArcGIS CityEngine, SAS, SPSS, or similar programs. Besides this, the candidate needs toshow:

  • Evidence of active research, service and scholarlyactivities.
  • Evidence of obtaining research grants from externalstakeholders such as government agencies or industries.
  • Record of strong peer-reviewed publication in high-impactjournals.
  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas:freight transportation planning and policy, logistics, operations, economicimpact analysis, or other related areas, analysis and intelligent support fordecision-making; modelling, optimization and evaluation in smart transport;integrated urban passenger and freight/marine/air/rail transportation systems.
  • Experience in supervising research work of graduate andundergraduate students.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the professional practices inthe field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Teaching experience at tertiary level.
  • Familiar with educational technologies used in highereducation.



  • Required Documents

  • Cover letter.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Teaching, research, and servicestatement.
  • Three referees’ letter withcontact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephonescontact).
  • PhD Transcript.
  • Any additional documentation thatyou feel is relevant to your application.


  • Benefits

  • A three-year renewable contract.
  • Salary is commensurate withexperience.
  • Tax-free salary.
  • Furnished accommodation inaccordance with QU HR policies.
  • Annual round trip air tickets forthe faculty member and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies.
  • Educational allowance forcandidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HRpolicies.
  • Private health care and healthinsurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  • Annual leave in accordance with QUHR policies.
  • End-of-contract indemnity.
  • Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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