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Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Civil and Environmental Program, School of Engineering

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Civil and Environmental Program, School of Engineering. This application is open until June 1, 2022.

The right candidate should be an outstanding scholar with strong experience in program development in civil and environmental engineering. The successful candidate should have experience with both Nigerian and US higher education systems (as administrator, faculty, or student). S/he will play a key role in establishing two new civil and environmental engineering programs based on a combination of the American higher education model and all guidelines of the Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC). Areas of potential focus in the new programs may include (but are not limited to) Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Surveying Engineering, Sanitary, and Waste Engineering, Transport, Highway, and Railway Engineering.

The position requires a strong record of teaching, research, and service; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The person of choice will be a candidate for the founding Chair of the future Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Therefore, he/she shall have administrative experience, people- and resource-management skills, mentoring abilities, and should be capable of working and thriving in a team. Over her/his first 2-3 years, the candidate will be teaching general engineering courses.

Interested applicants should submit an application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with a file comprising: 1) a cover letter (addressing the candidate's interest in the job, why s/he is a good fit, and his/her program-development and administration philosophies), b) detailed CV including relevant experience, publication list, and professional activities, and c) a list of at least three references (name, address, phone number, and email address of each).

About the American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Located in Yola, Adamawa State of Nigeria, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the region's development. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent's critical social and economic problems. The University offers an American-style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with complementary approaches to teaching and students assessment.

The University is committed to an agenda of excellence and provides an atmosphere where faculty are welcomed and encouraged through development, recognition, and involvement.

AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion, or marital status. For more information on AUN, explore


American University of Nigeria
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Adamawa State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 805-200-2962