The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

This position is a local position and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria and expatriate. We are seeking for a motivated, suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor of Petroleum/Industrial Chemistry
Location: Yola
Department: School of Arts and Science
Summary of Position

  • The Assistant/Associate/Professor will support the Chair of Petroleum Chemistry Department and will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.
  • S/he will work closely with the Dean of the School of Arts and Science in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the AUN.

Detailed Listing of Responsibilities

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in Chemistry courses, especially Petroleum and industrial Chemistry courses.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean and/or Department Chair.
  • Support for senior research students and faculty research work.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise research projects.
  • Tutor and mentor students.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.


  • A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience with at least four (4) years in teaching and research.
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in relevant peer-reviewed journals.
  • PhD degree in Chemistry/Petroleum Chemistry.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and students.

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

  • Experience of working in Africa
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Ability to make balanced judgments and decisions;
  • Experience of curriculum development
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to: before the closing date of this publication.

Note: The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  3rd July, 2017.


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