The American University of Nigeria

Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences

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Job Description

The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

We are seeking suitable and qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences

Yola, Adamawa
Department: School of Arts and Sciences

Summary of Position

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant/Associate/full Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.
  • The candidate will contribute to preparing students to be applied and practical, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research.
  • S/he will work closely with the Chair of the Natural and Environmental Sciences Program and the Dean of the school of Arts & Science to deliver effective teaching and learning in line with the program philosophy and the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria.
  • Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to mentor students and to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post holder will be required to instruct environmental science courses, both introductory and advanced levels, including advanced courses related to his or her area of expertise.
  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in Environmental Sciences or a related discipline and an established, or potential to establish, record of excellence in teaching, research, and service.
  • Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, and, interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must also have a strong command of English.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    Other Requirements

    Requirements for the Position

    • PhD in Environmental Sciences or a related discipline
    • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
    • Experience in developing and delivering a problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
    • Record of publishing in relevant reputable journals.
    • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
    • Experience in American style of higher education
    • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Environmental Policy and Risk Management, Environmental Risk Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Chemistry.

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

    • Experience of working in Africa
    • Experience of curriculum development
    • Record of applying for and obtaining research grants
    • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops

    Description of Benefits
    Salary is commensurate with applicant’s qualifications and experience and conforms to the existing conditions of employment at AUN.

    Application Closing Date
    Open until position is filled.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letters highlighting their qualifications and experience. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.


    • Starting date for the position is August 2017. If you wish to make any informal inquiry on this vacancy please contact Dr. Hayatu Raji, Chair of Natural & Environmental Sciences at or Dean Jacob at
    • This position is a local one open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria and expatriate.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    About The American University of Nigeria (AUN)
    The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa.The goal of AUN is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region. To that end, all students, regardless of academic specialization, will receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development. AUN...
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    June 30, 2017
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    November 30, 1899
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