The Chemistry Group at the Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) is seeking applicants with a PhD in Chemistry for faculty positions at all ranks. Qualified academics with a perspective to take up a permanent position, as well as visiting scholars are welcome.
The successful candidate will primarily be teaching General Chemistry (all Engineering programs) and Physical Chemistry (Chemical Engineering program). Prior experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and research in the above areas are expected.
The Chemistry group teaches several General Chemistry courses to first-year engineering students, as well as Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry to Chemical Engineering Students in their second and third years.
Details about the courses can be found at undergraduate programs page.
Although the primary responsibility of the faculty will be teaching, a strong commitment to high-quality research is also expected. Positions are full-time and will be available from September 2017, or such other date that is mutually agreed upon. Priority will be given to applications received by 31st January, 2017. Normal teaching load at METU NCC is 3 courses (equivalent to 9 contact hours) per semester.
Please visit Working and Living at METU NCC for detailed information about what METU NCC has to offer as to the social security, retirement and health coverage, including an indicative table of remuneration levels.
Please refer to Guidelines for Application to Faculty Positions and follow the instructions therein to complete the application procedure.
Additional Institution Info:
Middle East Technical University (METU) is one of Turkey’s most prestigious state universities which enjoy a world-wide reputation. METU is ranked 85th in the top 400 world universities by the Times Higher Education in its 2014-15 World Universities Ranking. Since its establishment in Ankara in 1956, the university had over the years trained thousands of international students in addition to its one hundred thousand national alumni. In 2005 METU has established a new campus in Northern Cyprus under the name Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) with a more focused international mission METU Northern Cyprus Campus is attached to the main campus in Ankara in all academic and administrative affairs.
All degree programs of METU NCC are approved by the METU Senate, and provide the same quality standards of the main campus in Ankara. The METU NCC academic staff are recruited and promoted in accordance to the same criteria set forth by METU Senate and Administrative Board. The graduates of METU NCC are entitled to receive the internationally recognized METU diploma undersigned by the METU Rector in Ankara. The medium of instruction at METU is English and US credit-hour system is employed. Duration of undergraduate study is four academic years (eight semesters) for all degree programs. Academic Year consists of two regular semesters and an optional Summer Session. Fall semester begins in mid-September and ends in late January, whereas Spring semesters extend from February to mid-June.
METU NCC campus is located approximately 50 km west of Lefkosa (Nicosia), and is built on a magnificent hill with an area of 339 hectares (137 acres) commanding a beautiful view of the Mountain range to the south, the Mediterranean Sea to the west and a lovely valley filled with ancient olive trees to the north. In addition to its state-of-the-art education and lab facilities, METU NCC offers all the amenities of high-tech information services, such as digital library, widespread access to computing, high-speed internet and cable TV. Indoor and outdoor sports facilities, the Cultural and Convention Center, cafeteria, and shopping area provide a pleasing range of social, cultural and sports facilities to the staff and students.