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Assistant/Associate Professor in Water and Wastewater Engineering, A'Sharqiyah University (ASU), Sultanate of Oman

Reporting To Dean, College of Engineering

Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties and responsibilities of the post will normally include:           

Teaching      

  • To be responsible for the design and content of specific areas of teaching and learning within the College’s programs with an emphasis on Environmental Engineering, Water and Waste Water Treatment, Hydraulic Engineering, Engineering Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Groundwater Contamination.
  • To contribute to teaching and ongoing development of appropriate courses within the teaching programs in the College
  • To teach undergraduate and at a later stage, postgraduate students and associated examining processes.
  • To provide academic support and advice to College students.
  • To promote the use of a range of methods and techniques in teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To engage in the regular evaluation and development of courses in terms of content, delivery and assessment.
  • To develop placement schemes with companies in Oman and the Gulf region for engineering students.
  • To develop market strategies for recruiting Omani, GCC and international students to meet target numbers for engineering programs.      

Research and Consultancy

  • To pursue an internationally recognized program of research consistent with the research priorities of the College.
  • To publish the outcomes of research in outlets of international standing.
  • To actively seek and secure external research funding.
  • To supervise and manage research projects.
  • To collaborate in research initiatives with colleagues beyond the College of Engineering as appropriate.
  • To develop research and development collaborations with industry to secure additional research funding and consultancy income.
  • To contribute to public engagement with research.  

Contribution to External Engagement

  • To be involved in activities to raise the regional, national and international profile of the College and indeed the University.
  • To forge advantageous relationships with key local and national bodies, organizations and companies. 

Other related activities and functions

  • To carry out specific College roles and functions as may be reasonably required.
  • To engage in training programs and continuous professional development which is consistent with the needs and aspirations of the Lecturer and the College
  • To take part in and manage, if required, staff seminars or more cross-college activities, functions and events such as Open days, and student recruitment events.
  • To diligently support quality assurance and enhancement measures within the College and the University (e.g. by reviewing delivered courses annually, setting and receiving student feedback questionnaires)
  • To undertake any such duties as may be reasonably requested that are commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.     

Education, Qualification and Skills

Education
BSc(Eng) Honours Degree in Civil Engineering
PhD in Water/Wastewater Engineering

Relevant Years of Experience:
Several years’ experience in industry, research and university teaching.

  • Experience of teaching at Diploma and degree levels.
  • Practical experience in the water and wastewater industry.
  • Excellent Publications Record.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to lecture to undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Ability to develop course and program materials
  • Ability to provide tutorial and academic advice to undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Competence in IT skills
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership in outreach activities
  • Ability to attend University as required for scheduled teaching, relevant meetings and student support.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a research program and to publish in international journals
  • Ability to secure research funds from external sources
  • Ability to offer consultancy services to industry and generate external income.

Note: Apart from this any other duties and responsibilities related to your job / position can be added in the future.

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