Assistant/Associate Research Professor in Traffic Engineering
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar
منذ 17 يوم

Department Name

Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center (QTTSC)

College / Department Profile

Qatar University Profile

Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher educationin the country and, consequently, enjoys the enthusiastic support of itsgovernment and citizens.

With vibrant undergraduate and emerginggraduate programs, the University offers the widest array of academicand community outreach programs and research related to national needsand priorities.

Qatar University has an international faculty dedicatedto the education of its 15,000+ students and, increasingly, to buildingstrong graduate programs and research capabilities with emphasis onaddressing national and regional needs and priorities.

The University islocated in Doha, Qatar, a vibrant modern city that welcomes visitors andresidents from around the globe.

Qatar University is based in Doha,Qatar, and the selected applicant is expected to be based there. QatarUniversity is a leading research institution in the Middle East, with 10interdisciplinary research centers, over 133 research collaborationswith leading institutions across the world.

For more on Qatar University,please visit For more on Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center, please visit For more on Doha, Qatar, please visit

College Profile

Established in 1980, the College of Engineering offers degree programsin the fields of Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical,Industrial and Systems, Computer Science and Computer Engineering withthe primary goal of preparing Qatari engineers with outstandingscientific and technical competencies to enable them to participate andcontribute 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 Qatarthat provides guidance and consultation to improve the safety,efficiency and sustainability of transportation and traffic for Qatarwith a global presence.

It fulfills the role of the university toadvance knowledge and contribute to the needs and aspiration of thesociety 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 : August 2018

Position Term : 3 years (renewable)

Duties and Responsibilities :

The applicant is expected to (not limited to) :

  • Successfullyconduct independent and collaborative research in areas related totraffic engineering, which is tailored to the needs of QTTSC, QatarUniversity and the State of Qatar.
  • Support QTTSCactivities in the area traffic engineering or related fields.
  • Apply andsecure external funding for research activities related to trafficengineering within the requirements of QTTSC
  • Engage inoutstanding scholarly activities leading to national, regional andinternational recognition.
  • Promotepartnerships and support collaboration with external organizationsinside and outside Qatar.
  • Conductspecialized workshops such as short courses or seminars on contemporaryissues related to traffic engineering.
  • Teach onecourse per academic semester.
  • Supervisegraduate (M.S.and Ph.D.) theses.
  • Assist inpreparing the lab budget, annual reports, and strategic plan.
  • Assist in theacquisition and management of research equipment and infrastructure.
  • Disseminateresearch results through internationally recognized peer reviewed highimpact journals, educational programs and presentations.
  • Qualifications

    Candidates must have doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering or aclosely related field from an internationally recognized university withan outstanding research profile in traffic engineering and must demonstrate :

  • Evidence ofactive research, service and scholarly activities.
  • Evidence ofobtaining research grants from external stakeholders such as governmentagencies or industries.
  • Record ofstrong peer-reviewed publication in high-impact journals.
  • Researchexperience in one or more of the following areas : traffic engineering,urban traffic control and operation (including for connected andautonomous vehicles), modelling and simulation tools in service ofdevelopment of traffic engineering, human factors in traffic engineeringand enhancement in traffic safety.
  • Experience insupervising research work of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Knowledge ofcurrent trends in the professional practices in the field.
  • Excellentwritten and oral communication skills.
  • Teachingexperience at tertiary level
  • Familiar witheducational technologies used in higher education
  • Cover letter
  • CurrentCurriculum Vitae
  • Teaching,research, and service statement.
  • Threereferees’ letter with contact information (physical and emailaddresses as well their telephones contact).
  • PhD Transcript.
  • Any additionaldocumentation that you feel is relevant to your application
  • Benefits

  • A three-yearrenewable contract.
  • Salary iscommensurate with experience.
  • Tax-free salary.
  • Furnishedaccommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.
  • Annual roundtrip air tickets for the faculty member and dependents in accordancewith QU HR policies.
  • Educationalallowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) inaccordance with QU HR policies.
  • Private healthcare and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.
  • Annual leave inaccordance with QU HR policies.
  • End-of-contract indemnity.
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