Job Category: Administration/General Management

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Job Summary

  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: N/A
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Jan 10, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2019

Job Description/Responsibility

  • Qatar University Profile:

    Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with  a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility.  This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Job Summary:

    The Research Project Manager will be required to provide strategic, editorial, contractual, procedural and managerial advice and review for the Director of the Press, such as, standard publishing agreements, copyrights, contracts, peer-review process and policies.
    The consultant will also give advice on other procedural editorial, production and publishing guidelines for the press. He/she may advise on organizational structure and allocation of work within the Press.

    He/she is required to advice on strategic planning and budgeting matters of the Press. He/she may advise on revenue generating agreements and pricing structures, including but not limited to sponsorships, subscriptions and major quotations. He/she may refer and foster the signing of relevant MoUs, agreements and collaborations, on a national and international level.  He/she will be the gatekeeper toward the acquisition and referral of scholarly viable book proposals and articles, as well as the indexing of QU Press journals, raising their impact factor, and the commercialization of books locally and internationally. He/she shall advise on continuous improvement initiatives for the sustainability and growth of the Press. He/she shall seek to uplift the quality of book publications and indexing of journals, as well as their commercialization both locally and internationally.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • To promote and facilitate the acquisition of scholarly viable projects for the Press.  
    • To review standard publishing agreements and contracts.
    • To review and advice on book proposals and articles.
    • To support the director with the search, assessment of performance and management of external suppliers, outsourcing companies, associations, etc…
    • To facilitate the contact with international publishing associations, agencies and distributors.
    • To advise on editorial, peer-review and other procedural publishing processes.  
    • To propose an action plan to increase the number of indexing organizations that index QU Press’s journals and increase the international visibility of the journal
    • To advise on sponsorship, subscription and other revenue generating packages for the Press that will make the journal self-sufficient and profitable in the long term.
    • To support the director with human resources matters and recruitment of new staff.   
    • To facilitate the connection with governmental and none governmental institutional clients.
    • To assist the director with the organization and management of editorial and advisory board committees.
    • To edit and review internal and external policies and regulations.
    • To propose innovative strategies and objectives for the Press to ensure continuous improvement, competitiveness, market expansion and sustainability.
    • To help the Press increase its international standing, in terms of indexing and quality of produced books.
    • To draft and coordinate action plans and budgets with the units of the Press.
    • To advise on sponsorship, subscription and other revenue generating packages for the Press that will make the journal self-sufficient and profitable in the long term.      

Experience Requirements

Education Requirements

Education and Certifications:

  • Master - PhD degree is an advantage.


  • Arabic (required)
  • English (required)
  • Additional language is an advantage.

Skills Requirements

  • Non Academic:
  1. Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
  2. Experience Certificates.
  3. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.
  • Academic:
  1. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover letter.
  3. Teaching, research, and service philosophy.
  4. Three referees’ contact information (physical and email addresses as well their telephones contact).
  5. Copy of highest earned credential (transcript of highest degree if graduated from an institution where course work was completed. However, if no course work was completed, an copy of certificate letter from the registrar of your highest credential granting institution regarding your highest academic degree).
  6. Any additional documentation that you feel is relevant to your application.


  • N/A

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About the Company

Company Name: Qatar University

Company Profile: In 1973, Qatar’s first national College of Education was founded by decree of the Emir of Qatar, in his vision to place education as a priority in the country’s expansion. Among a small population, the College admitted a respectable 57 male and 93 female students in its first year. The country’s rapid development highlighted the need for the College’s expansion, to provide additional areas of specialization in line with the requirements of the population. Therefore, in 1977, Qatar University was founded with four new colleges; Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sharia, Law & Islamic Studies, and Science. From there, the institution rapidly expanded, with the founding of the College of Engineering in 1980 and College of Business in 1985. In addition, it originally supported several small independent research centers, and worked to establish a national community college; the College of Technology. Following the establishment of Education City and the Qatar Foundation in 1996, a new era of competitive options for local institutions of higher education began, and Qatar University’s functions and services were re-evaluated. In 2003, the University embarked on an ambitious Reform Plan to increase the efficiency of its administrative and academic processes. To this end, a university-wide Strategic Plan 2010-2013 was launched, incorporating Key Performance Areas which focused on promoting quality education and efficient and effective services. The Plan also renewed focus on research, leading to the establishment of the Office of Academic Research in 2007, which oversaw a growing number of high-profile satellite research centers. Community service also became a large focus, and many facilities and services were enhanced and expanded upon, to meet the needs of the public. Today, Qatar University comprises nine colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Law; Medicine; Pharmacy; and Sharia and Islamic Studies. Over the years, the University has continually expanded its wide range of new programs—the largest selection in the country—while fastidiously seeking the highest international accreditations, and ensuring they are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 14,000 students, and an alumni body of over 30,000.

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