Associate Professor in the field of Sociology 

Nicosia (CY)
29 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Cyprus.  Excelling with the excellent. 
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 52nd 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 academic staff. 

To this end, the University constantly develops its programs of study and recruits high-caliber faculty 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 academic staff are expected to play an essential role. 


The University of Cyprus invites applications for the following academic position at the Department of Social and Political Sciences.  

One (1) position at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the field of: «Sociology» 
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 selected candidate΄s and the Department΄s responsibility to ensure that the selected academic 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), according to the current legislation, is: 
Professor    (Scale A15 A16)  €70.303,48 - €91.384,41
Associate Professor   (Scale A14-A15)  €62.004,54 - €84.532,89
Assistant Professor   (Scale A13-A14)  €57.856,50 - €78.029,90
Lecturer    (Scale A12-A13)  €48.860,63 - €71.559,54 

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, 26th of April 2018. The application dossiers must include two (2) sets of the following documents in printed and electronic form (i.e., two (2) hardcopies and two (2) USB sticks with the documents in PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word files).   
I. Cover letter stating the Department, the position/field of study, the academic rank(s) for which the candidate applies, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected.
II. Curriculum Vitae. 
III. Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words). 
IV. List of publications. 
V. Copies of the three most representative publications. 
VI. Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks. 
VII. Applicants must ask three academic referees to send recommendation letters in PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at   Τhe names and contact details of these referees must be indicated in the application, because additional confidential information may be requested.  The recommendation letters must reach the University by Thursday, 26th of April 2018. 

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