Postdoc Fellow in Computer Science
Department of Materials Science & Engineering in collaboration with Department of Computing at Jimma University offers immediate postdoc position in computer science.
The duties include
Educational assignment (teaching, supervising graduate students, etc) at Department of Computing
Research activities at Department of Materials Science & Engineering.
The Department of Materials Science & Engineering is the leader of computational materials science in the continent. Therefore, we hire computer scientists to work with materials scientists in programming.
The candidate must have a PhD in computer science or a closely related area.
An important criterion of selection is the candidate's attitude and interest to join this interdisciplinary group.
We have a unique strategy in leading the team. Thus, please carefully read the job description before applying. and also check our group strategy at http://director.nias.us/group/selection-criteria.html
❃ This is part of a chair system in which assistant/associate professors work under supervision of a chair, and you will be officially appointed as an assistant or associate professor. This is indeed equivalent to the modern postdoc model in the United States and other countries.
❃ You will work in a team of 15 - 20 postdoc fellows coming from different countries.
❃ Due to the team structure, flexibility to be supervised is one of the main criteria.
❃ Contrary to many postdoc fellowships, the present position is not focused on a specific research project. Instead, the postdoc fellows are involved in different tasks from research to academic affairs. The main theme is to empower the team members with various academic skills.
❃ Your workflow including research will be directly assigned by the supervisor. As quoted above, our preliminary goal is to prepare better scholars for leading research projects in the future. If you do not trust the group planning, DO NOT apply.
❃ The postdoc fellows should necessarily start to work on a new research topic (different from their past experiences), and normally involved in literature review during the first six months. The goal is to publish review article or book.
❃ We are looking for people who are ambitious and want to take this step as a jump in his/her academic career to build a world-class research group. There is no room for people who are interested in routine jobs for today.
❃ Due to our training mission, a significant part of this position is teaching duties.
❃ Each member should be committed to the team promotion internationally. Skills for networking are critically important.
❃ The salary is about $24,000 - $30,000, which is quite high considering the cost of living (i.e. four times higher than local full professors). Housing and flights will be covered. On the other hand, we are looking for those who are interested in the potentials of this position rather than a routine job with high salary.
❃ Jimma city is probably different from your imagination about Africa. The nature is greener than Europe, and the weather is always at excellent condition (18 - 25 C).