Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics

Nicosia, Cyprus
06 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
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 62nd among young universities (under 50 years) and #351-400 worldwide by the Times New Higher Education Rankings.

The University of Cyprus strives to become 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 promotion and development of research, in which new academic staff are expected to play an essential role.


The Department of Physics at the University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenure-track academic position at the rank of Associate Professor in the field of «Theoretical Physics».

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 position 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), according to current legislation, is:

Associate Professor
(Scale A14-A15)
€62.004,54 - €84.532,89

Applications must be submitted by Monday, 5th of November 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 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.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Brief summary of previous research work and a 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 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 November 5, 2018.

All application material should be in English.

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 will not be considered.

All application material must be delivered by hand to:

Human Resources Service
University of Cyprus
University Campus
Council/Senate Anastasios G Leventis Building
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel. 22894158/4155

by Monday, 5th of November 2018, 2:00 p.m.. Alternatively, applications can be sent by post; they will be accepted as valid as long as the sealed envelopes are post-marked by the deadline of November 5, 2018, and they reach the Human Resources Service by November 12, 2018, on the sole responsibility of the applicant.

It is noted that for the period 13/08/2018 to 17/08/2018 the Administration Services of the University of Cyprus will be closed for the summer vacations. Consequently, the Human Resources Service will not be able to receive applications during the above mentioned period.

For more information, candidates may contact the Human Resources Service (tel.: +357 22 89 4158/4155) or the Department of Physics (+357 22 89 2820/2826).