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Carnegie Mellon University
  • Position Number: 4675073
  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) is seeking a teaching-track faculty of Biological Sciences at the assistant teaching professor level. The expected starting date is August 1st, 2024 with the expectation to spend part of the first semester time on the main campus in Pittsburgh, USA, to work with CMU Biology faculty to become familiar with the CMU lab curriculum. A reasonable teaching load allows time for quality teaching, research, and close involvement with students, faculty, and the local educational community. The responsibilities are primarily related to teaching the Genetics and Molecular Biology labs and lecture courses, with an expectation of engagement in curriculum development, service-related activities, and research, principally with undergraduate students in the Biological Sciences Program. We are interested in finding a candidate who is collegial, collaborative, and would feel comfortable sharing roles and responsibilities with the other biology faculty. Strong collaboration with, and support from, faculty teaching similar courses on the main campus in Pittsburgh is expected.

While this is an entry-level position, Carnegie Mellon University offers teaching appointments with multi-year contracts and promotion opportunities. The position offers a competitive salary, travel, housing allowances, parental leave, and other benefit packages, which may include attractive research and professional development support.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is a branch campus that operates in concert with several other American and European branch campuses under the umbrella of the Qatar Foundation's Education City. The branch campus closely follows the admissions requirements and English language curriculum of the home campus, which awards all degrees. The several thousand students in Education City are a broad mix of nationalities but primarily come from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. CMUQ's faculty is a mix of professionals hired specifically to the campus and additional faculty from the main campus. CMUQ's primary focus is undergraduate education in Business Administration, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, and Information Systems.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual, cultural, and social dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.


The ideal candidate needs to have a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment in any Biological Sciences area; and the position expects strong interest and commitment to teaching, mentoring, and supporting students at the undergraduate level, including the implementation of effective teaching methodologies and practices that further CMU's commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity.

For more information on the Biological Sciences program, see

Application package:

Interested candidates should submit all of the following documents to be considered for the position

  • A cover letter specifying how your qualifications match the job description,

  • A curriculum vitae,

  • A teaching statement (outlining the candidate's teaching philosophy and experience, including the use of any innovative approaches for teaching students, and any relevant elective courses),

  • A research statement (clearly indicating the candidate's approach to involving undergraduate students in research),

  • A diversity statement (outlining how the candidate has contributed to, or plans to contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity),

  • Any additional supporting documentation that may include representative professional or scholarly work. Official graduate academic transcripts will be required by the time of appointment.

  • The email addresses of three individuals who have been asked by the candidate to upload confidential letters of reference will be automatically contacted by our online application system.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2023. Interviews will normally be conducted online and only shortlisted applicants will be notified. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please follow the process described here:

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