The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, for the post of the Director of the Oceanography Centre.
Departmental placement of the selected candidate will depend upon the field of his/her studies.
For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required.
For this position, candidates must hold:
- a University Degree in Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Mathematics or Engineering or Geology or other, relevant to Oceanography field
- a PhD Degree in Oceanography or related field, i.e.-Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Marine Geophysics, Marine Chemistry, Mathematical Oceanography etc.
Requirements for appointment include: prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, record of seeking competitive funding and co-ordinating research projects, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. For this position, candidates are expected to have an outstanding record in research, including a competitive record of publication in scholarly journals and evidence of exemplary success in attracting external research funding.
The minimum requirements for the rank of Associate Professor can be found at the webpage: click here
The successful candidate will assume the role of the Director of the Oceanography Centre according to the Law and Regulations of the University of Cyprus. The candidate will be exempted from teaching either one or two three-hour courses or one four–hour course per academic year, according to the Teaching Load Exemption Policy. The selected candidate will be placed in the Department that will be considered most suitable, based on the candidate’s undergraduate-postgraduate studies (Biological sciences/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering/Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments) and relevant fields, as well as on their current interests. In the case where the degree is in Geology, the candidate will be placed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The official languages of the University of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish.
Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.
In case the selected candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, it is the selected candidate?s and the Department?s responsibility to ensure that the selected academic acquires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language within 3 years of appointment. Each Department sets its own criteria for the required level of adequacy of knowledge of the Greek language.
The annual gross salary (including the 13th salary), according to current legislation, is:
Associate Professor Scale (A14-A15) €61,830.60. - €84,295.77
Salary scale classification of academic personnel appointed at the ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor.
Regarding the above position announcements, and in conformity with “The Non-Granting of Increases and Indexation Allowances to the Salaries Received by Officials and Employees and to the Pensions Received by Pensioners of the Government Service and the Wider Public Sector (Amendment) Law 2014” (N. 73(Ι)/2014), entered into force on 20/06/2014, the University of Cyprus is obliged to classify newly-appointed academic personnel on the basis of the provisions of Article 4Α(1), as follows:
“An appointee who is not employed in the Government Service or in the wider public sector at the date this Law enters into force, and who is appointed to a position of First Appointment and Promotion with the same title and the same salary conditions as that of an employee of the government service or the wider public sector, as appropriate, whose salary, pursuant to the provisions of this Law, remains lower than the initial grade of the salary scale or the fixed salary of his/her appointment or promotion position, shall receive, for the duration of the term of validity of this Law, this lower salary. It is understood that …”
On the basis of the above, a candidate applying for an academic position, who is not employed in the government service or in the wider public sector and is elected/appointed to a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, shall receive, according to Law N. 73(Ι)/2014, Article 4Α(1), the lowest salary received by existing academic personnel who have recently been promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.
Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 3rd of November 2016. The application dossiers must include two (2) sets of the following items in electronic form (USB sticks) with the documents in PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word.
- Cover letter stating the field of study, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words).
- List of publications.
- Copies of the three most representative publications.
- Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the CDs.
- Names and contact details for three academic referees.
Applicants must ask three academic referees to send recommendation letters in PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at firstname.lastname@example.org Τhe names and contact details of these referees must be indicated in the application, because additional confidential information may be requested. The recommendation letters must reach the University by Thursday, 3rd of November 2016.
The Curriculum Vitae and the statements of previous work and future research plans should be written in Greek or in Turkish, and in one international language, preferably English.
Selected candidates will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the Ministry of Education (for certificates received from Universities in Cyprus) or from the Issuing Authority (for foreign Universities).
Applications, supporting documents and reference letters submitted in response to previous calls in the past will not be considered and must be resubmitted.
Applications not conforming to the specifications of the call, will not be considered.
All application material must be delivered by hand to:
Human Resources Service
University of Cyprus
Council/Senate Anastasios G Leventis Building
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
by Thursday, 3rd of November 2016, 2:00 p.m.. Alternatively, applications can be sent by post; they will be accepted as valid as long as the sealed envelopes are post-marked up to the deadline of November 3, 2016, and they reach the Human Resources Service by November 10, 2016, on the sole responsibility of the applicant.
It is noted that for the period 15/08/2016 to 19/08/2016 the Administration Services of the University of Cyprus will be closed for the summer vacations. Consequently, the Human Resources Service will not be able to receive applications during the above mentioned period.
For more information, candidates may contact the Human Resources Service (tel.: 00357 22 89 4158/4155) or the Department of Biological Sciences (00357 22 89 2880).