Assistant /Associate Professor/Professor in Physiotherapy

  • Qatar University - Medical And Health Science Cluster
  • Qatar
  • Oct 26, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

Job Title Assistant /Associate Professor/Professor in Physiotherapy

Organization Name Qatar University, Health Cluster

College/Department College of Health Sciences/Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

Qatar University Profile:

Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty that teaches and conducts research which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society.

Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry. All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students - are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.

College Profile:

The College of Health Science (CHS) was founded in 2016 following a 30-year success story as a department within various colleges at Qatar University. CHS is the national provider of high quality health sciences education and research in Qatar and offers undergraduate (BSc) programs in biomedical sciences, human nutrition, physical therapy/physiotherapy and public health, as well as graduate programs in biomedical science (MSc), public health (MPH) and a doctoral (PhD) program. It is part of the wider QU Health Cluster that includes the Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine and Dental Medicine - http://www.qu.edu.qa/health.

uCHS Vision The College of Health Sciences aspires to be an internationally recognized model of excellence with distinction in teaching, research, and community service.

uCHS Mission In alignment with Qatar Vision 2030, our mission is to develop competent graduates duly prepared for careers in health science-related disciplines who will contribute to the delivery of optimal health care.

Members of the CHS have excellent opportunities to secure intramural and extramural funding for their research ideas.  Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is a major source of research funding, with individual project funding limit exceeding QAR1million/project (QAR5million exceptional projects) along with student research funding programs. As the national and largest University in the country, Qatar University is the recipient of most QNRF awards, with many research-active faculty members able to secure multiple grants.  

Department Profile:

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) was founded in 2017. It offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree. The founding Head of Department was Dr. Emma Stokes (2018-2021) and the current Head of Department is Dr. Linzette Morris. The first class will graduate in 2022.

The program is delivered in English - the curriculum is innovative and future oriented. A move away from the more traditional models of physiotherapist professional entry-level education embracing critical pedagogy - it is thematic in nature with team-based learning.

The Department has an international faculty and a global perspective.

The Department seeks to appoint 3 faculty members to commence their positions for the academic year Fall 2022.

Duties & Responsibilities   

The appointee will be expected to carry out the following activities

  1. Deliver high-quality, innovative, student-centered courses as well as foundational courses in the degree program.
  2. Participate in the preparation of the program for accreditation and other quality initiatives.
  3. Contribute to developing research capacity within the Department.
  4. Contribute to the stakeholder engagement within the professional community in support of teaching, research and professional development.
  5.  Contribute to various committees at the program, College, and University level
  6.  Serve as student advisor.
  7.  Other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Department

Essential qualification and experience

  1. Be a qualified physiotherapist eligible for registration to practice in her/his country and a member of his/her professional organization.
  2. Hold a PhD in physiotherapy.
  3. Demonstrates evidence of teaching excellence in the design, delivery and evaluation of physiotherapy entry to practice education program(s).
  4. Show evidence of a track record, consistent with experience, of research activity and outputs including grants and peer-reviewed publications.
  5. Demonstrates excellent written & oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. We seek faculty with specific experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of the following areas of practice of physiotherapy:
  7. Musculoskeletal
  8. Orthopaedics
  9. Rheumatology
  10. Sports injuries & performance
  11. Professional practice & perspectives - social, ethical, professional issues in the profession
  12. Exercise prescription & performance in community settings with diverse groups
  13. Digital innovations in physiotherapy & rehabilitation

Desirable skills and experience

  1. Experience of curriculum development at entry to practice and graduate program level.
  2. Arabic speaker.
  3. Experience in clinical/practice education development and delivery.
  4. Experience in supervising graduate [Master's and PhD] students.     
  5. Evidence of leadership in the professional community.
  6. International teaching experience including working in culturally diverse environments.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to physical.therapy@qu.edu.qa

Department website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/chs/physical-therapy/about

Required Documents - note applications must be submitted via QU approved recruitment portals or directly online at QU Jobs. We do accept e-mail applications.                              

Academic:

Please note carefully the following requirements - incomplete applications will deem the candidate ineligible for further consideration

1. A cover letter written for this application [not a generic one] which outlines clearly how your teaching, research and contribution/service experience to date relates to the above requirements.

2. Current Curriculum Vitae.

3. Three referees' contact information (email addresses as well as their telephone contact).

4. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where coursework was completed. However, if no course work was completed, a copy of certificate letter from the Registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).

  Benefits                       Academic:

 1.    A three-year renewable contract.

2.    Salary is commensurate with experience.

3.    Tax-free salary.    

4.     Furnished accommodation in accordance with QU HR policies.

5.    One-way Economy class air tickets for yourself, spouse and up to three children (under 18 years of age) accompanying you to relocate to Qatar. Upon termination of employment, one-way economy class air tickets for yourself, spouse and up to three children (under 18 years of age) to return to your registered country of nationality, as governed by Qatar University policies and regulations

6.    Educational allowance for candidate's children (eligible candidates only) in accordance with QU HR policies.

7.    Private health care and health insurance in accordance with QU HR policies.

8.    Annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies.

9.    End-of-contract indemnity.

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