Qualifications of Faculty
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Last modified: October 02, 2011 18:09:17.

 

Summary: Professional education faculty at the institution have earned doctorates or exceptional expertise, have contemporary professional experiences in school settings at the levels that they supervise, and are meaningfully engaged in related scholarship. Clinical faculty (higher education and school faculty) are licensed in the fields that they teach or supervise and are master teachers or well recognized for their competence in their field.


Professional education faculty members in the unit are all highly qualified; all have earned a doctorate degree as required by QU policy. All unit faculty members possess a terminal degree in the area of their expertise.

The unit has a diverse and well-qualified faculty in the areas of Science Education, Math Education, Arabic& Islamic Studies, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Educational Leadership, and Educational Psychology. All faculty gained sufficient professional experience and expertise in their respective field to accomplish their academic and professional assignments. Of the thirty nine faculty in the unit, nine (23%) are full professors, fourteen are associate professors (36%) and eleven are assistant professors (36%); twenty five are Qatari (64.10%) and fourteen  (35.89%) are non-Qatari (representing seven different nationalities); twenty five are female (64.10%) and fourteen are male (35.89%).

Faculty Rank and Nationality

Faculty RankQatariNon-QatariTotal
Professor6511
Associate Professor10515
Assistant Professor9413
Total251439

 


The unit actively searches for highly qualified and experienced faculty members of diverse backgrounds to promote diversity and add excellence to teaching, scholarship, and leadership. The unit’s new faculty members are carefully screened through an elaborate screening process including telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, scholarly presentations. For example, during the 2009-2010 academic year, the Department the Department of Psychological Sciences Search Committee has screened 78 applications from over ten different backgrounds and nationalities including applicants from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America to fill two vacant positions one in Early Childhood Education and the second in Special Education. As a result, the unit decided to hire, for the new academic year 2010/2011, two additional American faculty members.