Faculty Vacancy in Baku, Azerbaijan




UFAZ was initiated by the Presidents of the French Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Since September 2016, directed by the University of Strasbourg and by the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, in close partnership with the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan, UFAZ undertakes the delocalization of 4 specialties at bachelor level in the fields of science and engineering. Students are delivered a French and an Azerbaijani diploma.

Starting from September 2020, UFAZ will open new master program in the following specialties:

1.      Data bases and artificial intelligence

2.      Chemical engineering/ Physical chemistry/chemoinformatic

3.      Geosciences

We are searching for young dynamic specialists in the field who are interested in being a part of UFAZ team.


    We announce open teaching/ research positions in the following fields:

    ·         Database and artificial intelligence

    ·         Geoscience

    ·         Chemoinformatic

    ·         Petrochemistry

    ·         Chemical engineering 

    The main job requirements:

    • PhD or equivalent the relevant field
    • Recognized expertise in the relevant scientific field of research
    • Ability to carry out high quality teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
    • Engaged in research activity in a local or international laboratory
    • Ability to work in a team, and being self-motivated, pro-active and able to plan and work independently
    • Strong IT skills and knowledge including experience with a range of laboratory software in the related field
    • Excellent presentation, writing and communication skills in English

    Main Duties and Responsibilities


            Carry out 192 hours of teaching activities

            Could be expected to contribute to the teaching and learning programs in the department.

            Assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills.

            May be involved in the assessment of student knowledge and supervision of projects.


    Help establish a sound research base within the department in order to assist the development of research objectives and proposals for own or joint research.


    Conduct individual and collaborative research projects.


    Write up research work for publication.

    May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual purposes, to support a developing research agenda.        

    Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline

    Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by program managerGeneral lab management duties will also be required

    Contributing to the practical aspects of field trials

    Disseminating results of the research in collaboration with other partners in high quality journals and conferences

    Administration and Other Activities


    May be required to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.

    May be required to communicate complex information (orally and in writing) and material of a specialist or highly technical nature.



    • Options for flexible working
    • Attractive Salary
    • Ongoing development opportunities
    • You will join a dynamic, friendly and supportive team with plenty of opportunities for development and a rich teaching and research environment.



    Candidates who are interested are requested to submit in PDF format in English language:


    (1)   a letter of interest and motivation specifying suitability for the position

    (2)   an updated resume (CV)

    (3)   Copy of diploma (doctoral thesis)

    (4)   An ID with photo

    (5)   The diploma defense report

    (6)   List of publication and articles during last 5 years

    Indicate your name and surname on the name of the document

    Send materials via e-mail to: specifying the Job title in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The cut-off date for application is August 15th, 2020.


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