Call for Short-term/Part-time Academic Staff Positions

1.         Background:

The Pan African University (PAU) is a flagship Institution of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This was the culmination of the decision of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union to create the Pan African University (EX.CL/579(XVII).  It has five Institutes namely Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Governance, Humanities, and Social Sciences at University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon; Science, Technology and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya; Water and Energy (including Climatic change) at University Tlemcen, Algeria and the Institute of Space Sciences, South Africa.

The Pan African University Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (PAULESI), is currently offering seven thematic areas namely:

  1. Plant Breeding (MSc/PhD)
  2. Sport Management and Policy Development (MSc)
  3. Environmental Management(MSc/PhD)
  4. Medicinal plants Research and Drug Development(MSc)
  5. Geosciences with Mineral Exploration and Petroleum Geosciences options(MSc/PhD)
  6. Veterinary medicine; Avian medicine, and Vaccine Production and Quality Control (MSc)
  7. Reproductive Health Sciences with Reproductive Health and Reproductive Biology options (MSc/PhD)

The PAU nurtures quality and exemplifies excellence and admits African students from all over the continent including the Diaspora. Consequently, PAULESI is seeking renowned experts in the various academic programmes being offered in the institute from all over Africa and the Diaspora to internationalize and beef up the quality of its Faculty. These positions are for short-term for periods of one week to three months.

2.         Qualifications and Experiences

The programmes are offered at Masters and PhD levels. Qualified staff will be expected to participate in teaching/supervision/organizing practicals/clinics for agreed periods starting from August 2020. Furthermore, they will be expected to set and mark question scripts at the end of the semester. The language of instruction is English, so applicants must be fluent in English language.

Applicants must be full Professors or Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers or Lecturer I with minimum of PhD and 5 years teaching experience from recognized universities. Applicants should show evidence of handling similar courses in their institutions. In peculiar cases, candidates with prolonged experience in related industry may be considered for engagement.

3.         Remunerations

Remuneration for participation in taught courses is based on hourly rate of USD80.00 per hour.


4.         Teaching Mode:

 The teaching mode shall be online via zoom or related applications and other social media.

5.          Application Procedure

Applicants should state the thematic area of interest; in pdf format including detailed, signed and dated, current curriculum vitae (CV). The CV should among others include qualifications, teaching experience/professional experience, prizes, grants/awards and publications. Contact details of three referees.  Applicants should also submit copies of certificates and testimonials in pdf format

6.         Global Invitation

Applications are invited from qualified candidates from all over Africa, Asia, Europe, and Americas and beyond meeting the qualifications criteria (No.2) above.  Female applicants are encouraged to apply.   

7.         Further Information

Further Enquiries should be directed to the below telephone and Email contacts:

The Deputy Director

Pan African University

Institute of Life and Earth Sciences

University of Ibadan

Ibadan, Nigeria

Tel: +234 70 350 15980/+234 8056962900

Applications be emailed to:

Closing Date for submission of application is 5th August 2020