Department of Biology, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Faculty positions in Ecology
The Department of Biology at Sultan Qaboos University is a diverse department with majors in environmental biology and biotechnology. The Department wishes to appoint two organism biologists at the level of Assistant Professor. Both candidates should be passionate and innovative teachers with the ability to lead field-based programs and prepare students to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
The first position is for a plant ecologist. The candidate must have the ability to teach angiosperm biology and plant physiology. The ability to teach biostatistics will be highly regarded. Previous experience with arid region biology would be a strong advantage as would experience with advanced skills such as remote sensing, GIS, or use of molecular markers. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong field-based research program.
The second position is for an animal ecologist. Applicants may work on any group including mammals, birds, reptiles or invertebrates in either terrestrial or marine habitats. The ability to teach biostatistics will be highly regarded. We are particularly interested in applicants that can lead to a strong field-based research program based on Oman’s natural environment.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field and at least four years of teaching experience and a record of publications in well-reputed international journals. The application must include a curriculum vitae, degree certificates, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, a teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Please send an email to the Head of Biology, Dr. Aisha Al Khayat Al Shehi (firstname.lastname@example.org) Closing date of application is February 28, 2021.
Applicants need to fill in the following online application forms:
Animal Ecology: https://forms.gle/JUvFMy9w4kPz9hkD7
Plant Ecology: https://forms.gle/6Njb7swDNb5noizL6
Apart from an attractive tax-free salary, SQU offers:
- Free furnished accommodation
- Free medical care in government hospitals in Oman
- Excellent recreational facilities on campus
- End-of-service gratuity
- Subsidized schooling for up to two children
- 60 days annual leave with return air tickets for the staff, eligible spouse and 2 children
- Rolling three-year contracts on mutual agreement