Assistant/Associate/Professor of Petroleum/Industrial Chemistry Job Vacancy At American University of Nigeria,Yola


American University of Nigeria is recruiting in Nigeria to fill the position of:Assistant/Associate/Professor of Petroleum/Industrial Chemistry. Interested and qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was founded in 2003 to fill in this educational gap. Opening its doors to its first class in the fall of 2005, AUN was created to be a Development University.

The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

Part of the American University of Nigeria’s recipe for success is the integration of technology across the University and the curriculum. AUN’s campus has the only University-wide wireless facility in Nigeria.

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor of Petroleum/Industrial Chemistry

Location: Yola
Department: School of Arts and Science

Summary of Position

  • The Assistant/Associate/Professor will support the Chair of Petroleum Chemistry Department and will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.
  • S/he will work closely with the Dean of the School of Arts and Science in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the AUN.

Detailed Listing of Responsibilities

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in Chemistry courses, especially Petroleum and industrial Chemistry courses.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise research projects.
  • Tutor and mentor students.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean and/or Department Chair.
  • Support for senior research students and faculty research work.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.


  • A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience with at least four (4) years in teaching and research.
  • PhD degree in Chemistry/Petroleum Chemistry.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, and students.
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in relevant peer-reviewed journals.

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

  • Experience of working in Africa
  • Experience of curriculum development
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Ability to make balanced judgments and decisions;

Application Closing Date
3rd July 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to: before the closing date of this publication.

Note: The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.