Developing Science Globally
Developing Science Globally

Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering (Open Rank)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Jimma University was established with a unique academic structure inspired by the American higher education system. This is a role model for the entire country, and all faculty members are hired from international candidates. The Department is research-oriented with two main themes: performing world-class cutting-edge research, and practical projects to address local needs.

To expand the department programs, we hire faculty members at all ranks (assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor).

Required Qualifications

➠ PhD in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a closely related discipline.
➠ Strong teaching experiences at both undergraduate and graduate level.
➠ Excellent oral and written communication skills (in English).
➠ Exceptional ability for contributing to cutting-edge research and writing research articles.
➠ Ability to work well in a dynamic and collaborative research environment.

The Position Benefits

✔ Tax-free salary (externally funded for international applicants, which is normally 8-12 times higher than local staff).
✔ Home allowance.
✔ Flight ticket for the applicant and his/her family.

About the Place

☑ Jimma University is the nationally first-ranked university with over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff.
☑ The official language of education in Ethiopia is English from high school.
☑ Jimma city is the birthplace of coffee, where still the world's high-quality wild coffee grows.
☑ The exceptional pleasant weather of Ethiopia (normally ranging between 18 - 25 C).
☑ Ethiopia is one of the safest countries in Africa, and the largest ally of the United States.
☑ Ethiopia has the world's fastest growing higher education, and thus, a golden opportunity for exceptional experiences in academia.


Submit your application online here (one-page form). The application should include a resume, five selected papers. In the cover letter, please describe your role in each paper.


Jimma University
Nationally first-ranked university with over 40,000 students, 3,000 staff, 60 departments spread across 7 campuses. City: Jimma
Country: Ethiopia

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