African University of Science and Technology (AUST) Recruitment


African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a private, pan-African co-educational, graduate research university located in Abuja, Nigeria. It is the fist of world data institution established by Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI) for Knowledge building and advancement of science and technology in the sub-Saharan Africa. Its principal objective is to contribute to the training and development of a critical mass of world class scientists and engineers that will become technology leaders industry captains dedicated to developing solutions to African problems. The University is supported by donor agencies and development partners namely the world Bank group, Altman Development bank African Capacity Bursting Foundation, United Nation University, ECOWAS, the Federal Government of Nigeria, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. Petroleum Technology Trust Fund, Nigerian top Banks, top Nigerian Telecom companies and international organizations and universities worldwide.

In pursuance of this objective, our clients, African University of Science and technology and Nelson Mandela Institution have contracted us, Brandeis Associates, Human Resources Training and Management consultants, to search and recruit from across Nigeria, Africa and the world for immediate employment, the best and brightest faculty persons Assistant Professors Associate Professors and full Professors in the feild of Material Science and Engineering Petroleum Engineering, Computer science Pure and Applied Mathematics and theoretical Physics.
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) have granted the two institutions, AUST AND NMI the sum of USD 3.6 millions towards the support for capacity building initiative of AUST in Science and Technology, and the University intend to apply part at this amount to cover the recruitment and remuneration of the position stated below.

(Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors)

Location: Abuja

Specific Requirements

    Assistant Professor, Candidates are expected to have published a number of high Impact research papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
    Have bright new ideas for teaching and research, as well as having potential for service in Professors societies.
    Associate Professors, candidates, in addition to the above, must have a notional five (5) years experience in academia and/or industry.
    They must have a national reputation for high impact research.

1.) Full professorial positions, candidate must have an international reputation for high impact research and strong record at mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral researchers that must have gone to high level position in industry and/or academia, while engaging in sponsored research and outreach activities
2.) All Associate and full Professors are expected to have successfully supervised a significant number of Ph.D theses However, in the case of candidates from industry, the expectation is that they must have lead a large number of research and development projects.
3.) Evidence of patented and formation of new technology oriented companies will be added advantage especially for candidates applying from industry. The selection panel will definitely look favorably on any interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research.

General Requirements - Qualifications and Experience

    All applicants for the above faculty positions are expected to have Ph.D in a science or engineering field that is relevant to the discipline applied for.
    Must have strong commitment to teaching excellence at the graduate level,
    Must show clear capacity for development of well funded Independent research program while publishing in leading international recognized scholarly journals.
    Must be capable of mentoring M.Sc, and Ph.D Students,
    Applicants will be evaluated based on current credentials and potentials for future impact,
    Exceptional candidates with high impact publication and a strong interest in teaching and research at the graduate level are encouraged to apply.


    Salary and conditions of service are very attractive and comparable with other universities of similar international status in Nigeria. It attracts benefits to live in abuja.

Three years.

Application Closing Date
5th October, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Attach a copy of your CV.
Attach Copies of FIVE (5) of your best publication and research written statement.

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