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Positions in Biology at U. of Cyprus

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The University of Cyprus announces one academic position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and one academic position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor for the recruitment of staff of the Department of Biological Sciences.

The Department of Biological Sciences is the newest department of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences. The recruitment of staff for this Department started in 2002, with the aim of commencing its Postgraduate Program (at the level of MSc and PhD) in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology in September 2003.

This postgraduate program is expected to be developed in collaboration with the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics.

One position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the following field of study: Biotechnology

One position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the following fields of study: Molecular Biology or Genetics or Biotechnology

For all academic ranks, a Doctorate Degree in Biological Sciences from a recognized University is required. In addition, for the rank of Professor / Associate Professor a minimum of eleven / seven years of postdoctoral experience out of which at least four years of University work is required.

Furthermore, applicants for the rank of Professor, should have the ability to direct research programmes and develop high quality programmes of study, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and their research work should be relevant to the specialization of this announcement and should have international recognition.

The languages of instruction are Greek and Turkish. For the above positions knowledge of Greek is necessary.

Holding a citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement. The annual gross salary for these positions (including the 13th salary) are:

Professor 		     (Scale A15-A16) 		CY £28.664 - CY £37.261
Associate Professor	(Scale A14-A15) 		CY £25.283 - CY £34.467
Assistant Professor	     (Scale A13-A14) 		CY £23.587 - CY £31.816
Lecturer		(Scale A12-A13) 		CY £19.919 - CY £29.175
(At present CY£1 = 1,7390 Euro and CY£1 = 1,7129 Dollars)

In addition, the University of Cyprus may approve an annual bonus of up to CY £ 7000 per year for persons appointed as Professors and up to CY £ 4000 for persons appointed as Associate Professors.

Interested individuals must submit the following items by Friday 3rd January 2003:

I A letter stating the academic rank or ranks for which the applicant is interested in, the field or fields of study and the date when he/she may be able to assume duties in the event of selection.

II A Curriculum Vitae (6 copies).

III A brief summary of previous work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words - 6 copies).

IV A list of publications (6 copies).

V Copies of the three most representative publications (6 copies).

VI Copies of degree certificates.

In addition, the applicants must ask three academic referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the University; the names and addresses of these referees must be submitted with the application. Additional confidential information may be sought. The letters of recommendation must reach the University by Friday 3rd January 2003. The Curriculum Vitae and the statement of previous work and plans should be written in Greek or Turkish and in one international language, preferably English.

Applications, other documents and reference letters submitted in the past will not be considered and must be re-submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The above must be delivered to the University by 2 pm Friday 3rd January 2003, at the following address:

The Registrar
University of Cyprus
P O Box  20537
CY 1678 Nicosia
Tel:   +357 22  892054
Fax:  +357 22 892005
For more information the office of the Registrar or Professor Constantinos Deltas, Interim Chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences (e-mail:, telephone: 22335066 ext.11), may be contacted.

04 October 2002

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