Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor (2 positions)
East African Institute for Fundamental Research in Kigali Rwanda
Open Until: 01/31/2018
*Post Title*: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor (2 positions).
*Research Field*: Solid-Earth Geophysics, Condensed Matter Physics and
High Energy Physics
*Organization*: East African Institute for Fundamental Research
*Location*: Kigali, Rwanda
*Annual Salary*: $37,000 - $ 44,000 (US)
*Deadline* (midnight Kigali time): 31 January 2018
*Expected start date*: 01 May 2018
*How to apply*:
*THE EAST AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH*
The EAIFR is a Category 2 UNESCO institute affiliated with the
University of Rwanda and is closely
associated with the ICTP (see
institute is newly created with a view to positioning itself as a
leading research and teaching
institute in Eastern Africa. The institute will grow to have at least 6
full time researchers and 8
postdoctoral fellows and a vibrant visiting scientists programme as well
hosting a number of
meetings every year. There is special focus on a Master in physics
programme with a view to the
development of a Ph.D. programme.
Currently the areas of interest are: Physics of the Solid Earth,
Condensed matter Physics and High Energy Physics.
Presently the institute has three scientific staff (including the
Director) two in the field of Condensed matter physics and one in
Potential future areas include space physics, climate change and
The institute is committed to diversity and aims for geographical and
*OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTS*
Under the supervision of the Director the incumbents will undertake
research in their research areas
and will assist and teach in the Masters programmes. Essential
§ Carry out research in their field.
§ Participate in the organization of the Master programme in Physics.
§ Teach at least two courses per annum in the Masters programme.
§ Supervise students and postdoctoral fellows at the institute.
§ Actively participate in the development and running of a Ph.D.
and to supervise and/or co-supervise Ph.D. students in their fields of
§ Help organise workshops, meetings etc. that are held by the Institute
alone or in
collaboration with other international bodies, especially the ICTP.
§ Interface with research staff of the departments of Physics and
mathematics at UR and
with the ICTP.
§ To keep a collegiate atmosphere within the institute and with the
Mathematics departments and the ICTP.
§ Ph.D. in Physics or in a related field.
§ At least 4 years of relevant professional experience after obtaining
the doctorate. (2
years of which in an international environment is an asset.)
§ Experience in lecturing and organizing training activities. (This
experience in a developing country is an asset).
§ Ability to work in a multicultural environment as part of a team.
§ Excellent knowledge of English.
*BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS*
On successfully completing a probationary period of one year this post
becomes a permanent
position. The gross annual (expatriate) remuneration depends on the
actual post and will start
at $37,000 for Senior Lecturer, $40,500 for Associate Professor and
$44,000 for Professor.
RAMA medical insurance is provided. There is tax to be paid, details of
which can be found at
The incumbents automatically have the status of ICTP Associate for 6
years, which allows them
to visit the relevant ICTP research group. The conditions for Associates
can be found on the ICTP web site.
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