Vacancy for Geophysics Program Coordinator
Brief description of UFAZ: UFAZ is an ambitious project initiated by the Presidents of the French Republic and the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014. It is administered by the historic university of Azerbaijan - the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) from the Azerbaijani side and the prestigious University of Strasbourg (UNISTRA) from the French side.
UFAZ delivers 2 national diplomas (French and Azerbaijani) at the Bachelor level in the following specialties: Computer Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Geophysics, Oil and Gas engineering. And at the Master level in the following specialties: Data bases and artificial intelligence, Chemical engineering, Physical chemistry/cheminformatics, Geosciences. Tuition language is English.
Position name: Geophysics Program Coordinator
Position in the organizational structure: Attached to the Geoscience Department of the French-Azerbaijani University (UFAZ)
Type of contract: Full-Time
Start date: ASAP
Provides with continuous interaction with short-term visiting professors for further communication with students;
Attends some specialty courses of the visiting professors to get acquainted with the program and the scientific equipment used by the professors;
Coordinates and identifies the field trips related to the courses / specialty if necessary;
Prepares coordination and material conditions for practical works and field trips, assists the invited professors during their practical works and / or field trips;
Interacts with different companies to organize guest lectures for UFAZ students and also internship possibilities (requires in depth knowledge of student’s capacities, as well as the skills and knowledge provided in their specialty);
Main contact and reference person for the companies and the students for the overall internship process;
Creates the updated database with all contact details of the companies related to geophysics specialty at UFAZ;
Ensures the right implementation of policies and practices of the internships according to pedagogical requirements;
Follows up the internships through frequent communication with students and companies, as well as visits onsite to the companies to check working conditions of the students during the students’ internship;
Coordinates study projects of the students linked with their specialty;
Participates in the academic improvement of the programs, by voicing suggestions and ideas that make sense considering the environment and labor market in Azerbaijan;
Assists in establishing Research relations with local universities and Research centers.
Master’s degree as a minimum level of education with a high average grade and/or with distinctions in geophysics
Excellent level in English: applicants must be able to communicate in English in their topic (general geoscience)
Applicants must be motivated, pro-active, self-sufficient, and work well with a team
Have an appetite for a research and academic work and career in Azerbaijan
A large network of contacts in the academic and research fields in Geosciences/ Geophysics/ Geology and other relevant areas would be an important asset