Astronomy/Astrophysics Faculty Position at SQU

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Sultan Qaboos University
Department Name: 
Physics Department
City: 
Muscat
State/Province: 
Muscat
Country: 
Oman
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman is expanding its Astronomy Group and would like to invite highly qualified astronomers to apply for a faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the fields of Astronomy/Astrophysics.

The successful candidate is expected to have a well established teaching and research record and willing to engage in the ongoing efforts of the Department to augment its Astronomy program. Current research areas of the Astronomy Group include high energy astrophysics of compact objects, accretion disks, active galactic nuclei, observational and computational astronomy. The Astronomy Group also collaborates closely with the High Energy Physics group of the Department which has recently established a co-operation agreement with CERN. Furthermore, the successful candidate will need to contribute to the curriculum development of the Department’s undergraduate Astronomy Minor program as well as the establishment of postgraduate courses. 

Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The deadline for applications is March 15th 2020. The interviews and selection process will take place early April 2020 and the successful candidate is expected to commence his/her contract in September 2020. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement with objectives as well as a research statement and objectives to the appointment committee chair, Prof. Abraham George akgeorge@squ.edu.om before the end of the deadline. (They should also arrange for 3 professional reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. George). For inquiries regarding the Astronomy Group activities applicants can contact Dr. Zach Ioannou zac@squ.edu.om and Dr. Alaa Ibrahim aiibrahim@squ.edu.om . Additional information can also be found at the University website: www.squ.edu.om .

Sultan Qaboos University employees enjoy a range of benefits including an attractive tax-free salary, free furnished accommodation, free medical care in government hospitals in Oman, an end-of-service gratuity package, subsidized schooling for up to two children, 60 days annual leave with return air-tickets for the staff, spouse and 2 children, rolling 3-year contracts.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Abraham George
Institution/Company: 
Sultan Qaboos University
Department Name: 
Physics Department
City: 
Muscat
Country: 
Oman
Email: 
akgeorge@squ.edu.om
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Zach Ioannou
Email: 
zac@squ.edu.om