Developing Science Globally
Developing Science Globally

Vice President of Research

Jimma University invites applications for the position of Vice President of Research. Reporting to the President, VPR works with the University’s executive team, deans, directors, faculty and other constituencies to focus, stimulate and enhance the University’s capacity for innovative, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary research and creative activity. The VPR also works collaboratively to develop large scale initiatives in a wide variety of disciplines.


➠ Credentials and accomplishments appropriate for appointment as a tenured full professor
➠ Terminal degree
➠ Strong record in graduate education including mentoring doctoral students
➠ Record of excellence in funded research or creative activity
➠ Leadership, management and administrative skills and experience that have led to a record of achievement
➠ Collaborative and cooperative working style
➠ Commitment to shared governance and to faculty development
➠ Ability to support decisions with data
➠ Demonstrated commitment to diversifying the faculty, students, and administrative faculty.

The Position Benefits

✔ Tax-free competitive salary.
✔ Home allowance.
✔ Flight ticket for the applicant and his/her family (plus annual vacation).

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.
☑ The university has its own farm and dairy and provide fresh natural products to staff.
☑ Jimma city is the birthplace of coffee, where still the world's high-quality wild coffee grows.
☑ Low cost of living.
☑ The exceptional pleasant weather of Jimma city (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.


Application should be submitted online via THIS PAGE only. DO NOT submit application via email.

Official job updates can be found at

Any informal inquiries should be directed to
Professor Ali Eftekhari Chair, Search Committee
Director, Office of Innovation, Jimma University (Ethiopia)
Director, National Institute of Arts & Sciences (United States)


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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