Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Nicosia, Cyprus
11 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2018
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. 

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering The University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenure-track academic position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the field of «Autonomous Systems».  The search committee will consider candidates having the interest and expertise to develop a strong research and teaching programme in this area, including, but not limited to: 

  • Tissue and cell mechanics
  • Tissue engineering
  • Medical devices
  • Computational bioengineering/medicine
  • Systems biology

​Candidates are required to hold a Doctorate from a recognized university.  A first degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Manufacturing Engineering from a recognized university is also required. 

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering will be relocated to their new, stateof-the-art building facilities, along with the rest of the School of Engineering (projected cost €72 million), at the New University Campus within 2019.  Drawings and description of the building can be seen in the link below: 

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: 

Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement. 
The official languages of the University are Greek and Turkish.  For the above position knowledge of Greek is necessary.  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: 

Lecturer (Scale Α12-Α13) €48.860,63 - €71.559,54

Assistant Professor (Scale A13-A14) €57.856,50 - €78.029,90
Applications must be submitted by Monday, 3rd of September 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). 

  1. Cover letter stating the Department, the field of study, the academic rank(s) for which the candidate applies, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Brief summary of previous research work and a brief statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words).
  4. List of publications.
  5. Copies of the three most representative publications.
  6. Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks.
  7. Applicants must ask three university professors 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 the deadline of the applications (Monday, 3rd of September 2018).

The letters of recommendation must necessarily be in English.

The Curriculum Vitae and the statements of previous work and future research plans should be written in Greek or in Turkish, and in one international language, preferably English. 

The selected candidate 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.