Lecturer in Chemistry

Nicosia, Cyprus
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
02 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Cyprus was officially founded in 1989 and started operating in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, in 1992. Within a short time, the University of Cyprus managed to achieve international recognition through an impressive course of development. Today, it is ranked 64th young university (under 50 years) and #351-400 worldwide by the Times New Higher Education Rankings.

These great distinctions are the result of our dedication to excellence and continuous development. The University of Cyprus managed to stand out and receive awards for the new paths it has opened up in particularly demanding and dynamic contexts of research.

The University of Cyprus becomes better every year; therefore it wishes to attract the best employees.

To this end, the University constantly develops its programs of study and recruits high-caliber staff who will contribute significantly to the design of new curricula, both at undergraduate and graduate level. One of the strategic aims of the University of Cyprus is the further promotion and development of research, in which new staff are expected to play an essential role.


The University of Cyprus invites application for one (1) tenured–track academic position at the rank of Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, in the field of «Inorganic Chemistry».

For all academic ranks, an earned Doctorate from a recognized University is required.

Requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include: prior academic experience, research record and scientific contributions, involvement in teaching and in the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank can be found at the webpage:

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

Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.

In case the selected candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, it is the candidate΄s and the Department΄s responsibility to ensure that the candidate acquires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language within 3 years of appointment. Each Department sets its own criteria for the required level of adequacy of knowledge of the Greek language.

The annual gross salary (including the 13th salary) for full time employment, according to the current legislation, is:


(Scale Α12-Α13)  €43,974.58-€71,559.54

From the above amounts, employee contributions to the various governmental funds will be deducted.

Applicants are invited to submit their application and upload the following documents in PDF form, by Thursday the 2nd of May 2019, at the following link:

  1. Curriculum Vitae - should be written in Greek or in Turkish
  2. Curriculum Vitae - should be written in one international language, preferably English
  3. Copy of ID/Passport
  4. Copies of Degree certificates
  5. Cover letter
  6. Summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 3 pages) - should be written in Greek or in Turkish
  7. Summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 3 pages) - should be written in one international language, preferably English
  8. List of publications
  9. Representative publications (up to 3 publications which should be individually uploaded)
  10. The names and e-mails of at least three academic referees, who, upon submission of the application, will be automatically notified to provide recommendation letters, up to seven days past the submission application deadline

Documents 1-9 must be individually uploaded as separate PDF documents

Selected candidates will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the Ministry of Education (for certificates received from Universities in Cyprus) or from the Issuing Authority (for foreign Universities).

Applications, supporting documents and reference letters submitted in response to previous calls in the past will not be considered and must be resubmitted.

Applications not conforming to the specifications of the Call i.e.-do not include all the required items/documents as requested via the electronic submission system, will not be considered.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application has successfully been submitted.

Upon successful submission, the candidate will receive an automated confirmation e-mail.

For more information, candidates may contact the Human Resources Service (tel.: 00357 22 89 4189/4155) or the Department of Chemistry, (+357 22892800/2780).