UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Associate Professor or Professor in the Medical School, in the field of Ophthalmology

Location
Nicosia, Cyprus
Posted
17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

ΑNNOUNCEMENT OF ACADEMIC POSITION

The University of Cyprus was founded in 1989 and admitted its first students in 1992. In its short but creative course of development, it has gained international recognition and today ranks 108th among the young universities (under 50 years old) worldwide and among the 401-500 best universities in the world according to Times Higher Education Rankings.

The University of Cyprus has achieved remarkable international distinctions in the highly competitive field of research. These distinctions are the result of a commitment to pursuit of excellence. The promotion and development of research is a constant strategic goal of the University of Cyprus. At the same time, the University constantly expands and modernizes its undergraduate and graduate study programs.

To best serve its research and educational aims, the University of Cyprus seeks to recruit high-caliber academic staff.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

The Medical School of the University of Cyprus is a newly established and rapidly growing School, which aims to play a decisive role in enhancing medical education and research in the wider Euro-Mediterranean area and aspires to establish itself among the best Schools in the world. It is the first medical school in Cyprus that was successfully certified, after being evaluated by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA), based on the criteria of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). The Medical School of the University of Cyprus has been ranked 201-250 in «Clinical and Health» in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject. The Medical School, committed to its vision of excellence, to provide high-quality and state-of-the-art medical education, to pioneer and innovate in research and to make a significant contribution to the upgrading of medical services in public hospitals, seeks to recruit high caliber academic staff, who can lead and participate in internationally competitive research projects and can make significant contributions to the design and delivery of new curricula.

The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) academic position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Medical School, in the field of «Ophthalmology».

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Requirements for appointment depend on academic rank and include: prior academic experience, research record and notable scientific contributions, involvement in the development and teaching of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank are listed on the webpage: www.ucy.ac.cy/acad.staff.procedures.

Candidates need not be citizens of the Republic of Cyprus.

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

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

REMUNERATION:

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

Professor    (Scale Α15-Α16)    €70.996,10-€92.287,35
Associate Professor    (Scale Α14-Α15)    €62.618,70-€85.368,00

Employee contributions to the various state funds will be deducted from the above amounts.

The provision of clinical work in Public Hospitals or in other hospitals with which the University of Cyprus has concluded an agreement, is mandatory in case of election in clinical specialities, unless (upon request) the Senate decides otherwise. In addition to the annual remuneration, those appointed to clinical specialities will receive additional remuneration depending on the position rank, in percentage (up to 50% for the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, up to 70% for the rank of Professor and up to 80% for the rank of Professor who also serve as Head of a Department) of their normal salary, as compensation for their clinical contribution in patient care in a Public Hospital, as well as on-call compensation, under the provisions of the agreement between the State Health Services Organisation of Cyprus (SHSO) or another Hospital and the University of Cyprus. Based on the same agreement, medical academic staff are bound by the same provisions as the rest of public hospitals’ medical staff with respect to practicing medicine outside the public hospitals and /or for personal financial gain. The placement of academic staff in the Hospitals for the provision of clinical work presupposes the recognition of specialty by the Medical Council of the Ministry of Health, the registration in the Cyprus Medical Association and the registration in the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO).

It is noted that, according to Circular 4.8 (http://ucy.ac.cy/legislation/volumea/4.8.html), members of academic staff have the right to undertake additional activities such as participating in external research programs, additional teaching, provision of consulting services to the private sector, or entrepreneurial activities, subject to approval by the University Council. The Circular’s provisions do not provide for practicing private medicine outside the public hospitals and /or for personal financial gain.

It is further noted that the rules concerning the absence of medical members of Academic Staff are adjusted so that these are aligned to the rules and regulations applicable to public hospitals’ medical staff.

The Cyprus Income Tax Laws of 2002 to 2015 (Amendment) (Article 8, (21) & (23)):

The above Laws stipulate the following:

  • (21) [Exemption of] twenty percent (20%) of the remuneration from any employment in the Republic of Cyprus of an individual who was not resident in Cyprus before the commencement of the employment in the Republic, or €8,550, whichever is the smallest. The exemption begins on January 1st of the year following the year in which the employment started and, irrespective of this, it applies until the year 2025, regarding employment that started in or after the year 2012, with five (5) years being the maximum time period for which the exemption is granted".
  • (23) [Exemption of] fifty percent (50%) of the remuneration from any employment in the Republic of Cyprus of an individual who was not resident in Cyprus before the commencement of the employment in the Republic

It is understood that:

  • The exemption is granted for ten (10) years of employment in the Republic of Cyprus, beginning with the year of employment, provided the income from said employment exceeds one hundred thousand (€100,000) Euros per annum.
  • The exemption is granted for ten (10) years of employment in the Republic of Cyprus, beginning with the year of employment, provided the income from said employment exceeds one hundred thousand (€100,000) Euros per annum.
  • This exemption is not granted to an individual who was resident in the Republic of Cyprus in any three (3) of the five (5) tax years preceding the year in which employment started, or to an individual who was resident in the Republic of Cyprus in the year preceding the year in which employment started.
  • The exemption is available in respect of any tax year in which income from employment exceeds one hundred thousand (€100,000) Euros per annum, irrespective of whether the income falls below that amount in any year, provided that when the employment started the income exceeded one hundred thousand (€100,000) Euros per annum and the tax authorities are satisfied that the variations in the annual income are not made for the purpose of obtaining this tax benefit.
  • The exemption provided by (21) does not apply when the exemption provided by this paragraph is applied.
  • The provisions of (ii) apply in the case of an individual whose employment starts on or after the date the Cyprus Income Tax (Amendment) (Nr. 2) Law 2015 enters into force. »

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCESS:

Candidates are invited to submit their applications electronically by uploading the following documents (in English, in PDF form) at the following link: https://applications.ucy.ac.cy/recruitment

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae, based on the sample given below, including, among others: (a) any teaching experience, (b) a brief summary of previous research work (including a complete list of publications), (c) a statement of future research plans, (d) any administrative experience, and (e) a teaching plan of the relevant subject for the School curriculum.
  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

Your contact details must be stated and are considered to be valid and accurate.

Documents 1-7 must be uploaded as separate PDF documents.

The deadline for applications is Monday 31st of January 2022.

Applicants selected for appointment will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the Ministry of Education (for degrees received from universities in Cyprus) or from the Issuing Authority (for degrees from foreign universities).

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

Applications not conforming to the specifications of this Call i.e., which do not include all the required documents (e.g. recommendation letters), as specified on the electronic submission system, will not be considered.

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

Upon submission, the candidate will receive an automated confirmation email.

For more information, candidates may contact the Human Resources Service (tel.: 00357 2289 4146/

4155) or via email: applications@ucy.ac.cy) or the Medical School, (+357 2289 4352).