Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the Department of French and European Studies

Nicosia, Cyprus
10 May 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Cyprus was founded in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. Within a short time, the University of Cyprus achieved international distinctions. Today, it is ranked as the 84th young university (under 50 years) and #501-600 worldwide by the Times Higher Education Rankings.

These notable distinctions are the result of dedication to continuous development. The pursuit of research excellence constitutes a key strategic objective of the University of Cyprus. Moreover, the University continually extends and upgrades its programs of undergraduate and graduate studies.

To best serve its research and educational aims, the University recruits high-caliber academic staff who can make significant contributions to the development of internationally competitive research projects and to the design and delivery of new curricula.


The University of Cyprus invites application for one (1) tenure-track academic position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the Department of French and European Studies in the field of “European Institutions: Cultural and Political and/or Social Dimensions”.

Applicants are expected to have research work in the scientific fields of Political Sciences and / or Sociology, with a focus on the cultural dimensions of the European institutions.

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:

Excellent knowledge of Greek, French and English is required. Knowledge of German or another European language will be an additional qualification. The official languages of instruction of the University of Cyprus are Greek and Turkish. A good knowledge of the Greek language is considered necessary for the above position.

Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.

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

Assistant Professor: Scale Α13-Α14)-€58,428.91-€78,798.61
Lecturer: (Scale Α12-Α13)-€44,410.28-€72,265.43

Applicants are invited to submit their application and upload the following documents in English, in PDF form, by Friday 06 August 2021, at the following link: the above amounts, employee contributions to the various governmental funds will be deducted.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Copy of ID/Passport
  4. Copies of Degree certificates
  5. Summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 3 pages)
  6. List of publications
  7. Representative publications (up to 3 publications which should be individually uploaded). The submission of representative publications is non-mandatory for the rank of Lecturer
  8. The names and e-mails of three academic referees, who, upon submission of the application, will be automatically notified to provide recommendation letters (in the English language) up to seven days past the submission application deadline

Documents 1-7 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

4146/4155 or via email: or the Department of French and European Studies (+357 22 89 43 89).