Call for Short-term/Part-time Academic Staff Positions (2021 Academic Session)

|   PAULESI

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.

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 Plant Research and Drug Development(MSc)
  5. Geosciences with Mineral Exploration and Petroleum Geoscience options(MSc/PhD)
  6. Veterinary Medicine with Avian Medicine, and Vaccine Production and Quality Control options (MSc)
  7. Reproductive Health Sciences with Reproductive Health and Reproductive Biology options (MSc/PhD)
  8. Others include:  Languages; English and French
  9. History, Gender and Human Rights

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 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 January 2021. Furthermore they will be expected to set and mark question scripts at the end of the semester, with small class size (under 10) students. The language of instruction is English, so applicants must be fluent in English.

Applicants must be full Professors or Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers or Lecturer I with minimum of PhD and 3 years teaching experience from recognized universities. Applicants should show evidence of handling similar courses in their institutions. Candidates with PhD Qualifications and prolonged experience in related industry will be considered for engagement.

 

 

3.         Remuneration

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

4.         Teaching Mode

 The teaching mode shall be hybrid: face to face and online via the virtual learning platform of the institute. However, due to travel restrictions, online teaching is encouraged.

5.          Application Procedure

In the Cover Letter, applicants are expected to state a maximum of three (3) courses that they can teach in a thematic area of interest (Programme); 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.  Applicant 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 above.  Female applicants are encouraged to apply.   

7.         Further Information

Further Enquiries should be directed to:

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 should be mailed to: paulifeandearth@gmail.com   Kindly note that only electronic copies will be accepted and all documents to be submitted must be in a single file

Closing Date for submission of application is 6th November 2020

 

 COURSES AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS PROGRAMMES

MSc REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

First Semester Courses

  • Principle of Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Fundamentals of Reproductive Health
  • Demographic Methods
  • Behavioural Issues and Interventions in Reproductive Health
  • Reproductive Health Surveillance
  • Health Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Gender Issues in Reproductive Health
  • Community Organization and Community Development
  • Public Health Principles and Practices
  • Socio-Cultural and Economic Aspects of Reproductive Health
  • Public Health Genomics
  • Fundamentals of Reproductive Health

Second Semester Courses

  • Gender Issues in Reproductive Health Practice
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Reproductive Health Programmes
  • Contemporary Issues in Reproductive Health
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • Ethics, Law & Reproductive Health
  • Maternal & Newborn Health
  • Fertility Management
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Public Health Aspects of Reproductive Tract Infections
  • Reproductive Tract Oncology
  • Reproductive Failure

MSc REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

First Semester Courses

  • Principle of Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Fundamentals of Human Reproduction
  • Embryology and Anatomy of Reproductive Organs
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Fundamental of Reproductive Health
  • Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Sociocultural & Economic Aspects of Reproductive Health
  • Public Health Genomics

Second Semester Courses

  • Human Genetics
  • Contemporary Issues in Reproductive Biology
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Leadership &Management
  •  Public Health Informatics
  • Reproductive Failure
  • Ethics, Law & Reproductive Health
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Reproductive Tract Oncology
  • Assisted Reproduction
  • Principle of Toxicology
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

 

MSc PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE

First Semester Courses

  • Basin Delineation and Stratigraphic Framework
  • Petroleum Geochemistry
  • Subsurface Geology, Prospect and Well Position
  • Well Logging and Seismic Interpretation
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Reservoir Characterization and Modelling
  • Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
  • Research and Proposal Writing

Second Semester Courses

  • Introduction to Reservoir Engineering and Production Techniques
  • Basin Analysis and Modelling
  • Petroleum Economics, Management and Risk Analysis
  • Petroleum in the Environment

MSc MINERAL EXPLORATION

First Semester Courses

  • Ore Deposits Modelling and Regional Metallogeny
  • Fluid Phase Petrology, Applied Geochronology and Structural Geology
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Exploration Geochemistry
  • Remote Sensing and Photogeology
  • Regulatory/ Legislative Frame Works and Contract Negotiation
  • Research Design and Proposal

Second Semester Courses

  • Geostatistics, Ore Evaluation and Reserve
  • Data Management, GIS Techniques and Interpretation Methods
  • Mineral Economics, Resource Exploitation and Feasibility Studies
  • Environment Impact Assessment/ Evaluation

 

MSc PLANT BREEDING

First Semester Courses

  • Applied Statistics and Biometry
  • Principles of Cultivar Development
  • Physiological Genetics
  • Practical Plant Breeding Methods
  • Utilization and Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
  • Plant Ecology and Evolution
  • Principles of Population and Evolutionary Biology
  • Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Agronomy and Crop Physiology
  • Climate Change and its Impacts
  • Management of Soil Fertility
  • Crop Pest Ecology and Management
  • Programme planning and management

Second Semester Courses

  • Quantitative and Biometrical Genetics
  • Bio-policy, Biosafety and Bioethics
  • Molecular Plant Breeding
  • Disease Management and Epidemiology
  • Environment Impact Assessment

 

 

MSc ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

First Semester Courses

  • Introduction to Environmental Management
  • Contemporary Environmental Challenges in Africa
  • Remote Sensing in Environmental Planning and Management
  • Techniques of Investigation in  Environmental Management
  • Waste  Management
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Environmental Management
  • Urban Planning and Environmental Management
  • Energy Resources Planning and Management

 

Second Semester Courses

  • Environmental Assessment and Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Application in Environmental Planning and Management
  • Planning for Disaster Preparedness and Management
  • Environmental Planning Law
  • Air  Pollution, Prevention and Control
  • Surface and Ground Water Management
  • Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Marine and Coastal Zone Management
  • Social and Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Management
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution and Management

 

MSc MEDICINAL PLANT RESEARCH AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT

First Semester Courses

  • Drug Development from Medicinal Plants
  • Separation Techniques and Bioassay Methods in Medicinal Plants Research
  • Conservation, Bioethics and Policy Issues in Medicinal Plant Research
  • Drugs of Biological Origin
  • Medicinal Plant Taxonomy
  • Basic Statistical Procedures
  • Application of Microscopy and Herbarium Techniques in Medicinal Plant Research
  • Ethnobotany and Toxicology

Second Semester Courses

  • Advanced Laboratory Techniques I
  • Methods in Medicinal Plant Research and Phytochemistry
  • Standardization and Quality Assurance of Herbal Products
  • Clinical Pharmacognosy and Nutritional Therapy
  • Advanced Laboratory Techniques II
  • Medicinal Plant and other Raw Materials
  • Plant Drugs for Disease Management
  • Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal Plants

 

MSc AVIAN MEDICINE

First Semester Courses

  • Advanced Diagnostic Medicine I
  • Avian Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Avian Clinical Practice I
  • Avian Immunology
  • Poultry Breeder Health and Hatchery Management
  • Disease Surveillance and Emergency Preparedness

Second Semester Courses

  • Advanced Diagnostic Medicine II
  • Advanced Avian Clinical Practice II
  • Advanced Poultry Pathology
  • Research Methods & Experimental Design
  • Orthopaedic and Injury Intervention in Avian Species
  • Avian Anatomy

 

MSc VETERINARY VACCINE PRODUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL

First Semester Courses

  • Advanced Bacteriology
  • Advanced Virology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Advance Mycology
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Microbes In Our Environment
  • Advanced Parasitology

Second Semester Courses

  • Viral Vaccine Production
  • Vaccinology and Quality Control Vaccine
  • Research Methods and Experimental Design
  • Quality Management System and Laboratory Animal Management
  • Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Vaccine Registration Process
  • Bacterial Vaccine Production
  • Handling and Shipment of Dangerous Goods/ Cold Chain

 

MSc SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT

First Semester Courses

  • Strategic Management in Sport
  • Sport and Technology
  • Financial Management in Sport
  • Sport Marketing and Commercialization
  • Sport Facilities and Event Management
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • International Security and Sport Development (Practicum)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation for Sport & Development
  • Sport and Economics
  • Talent Identification and Development

Second Semester Courses

  • Research Methodology
  • Statistical Application in Sport
  • Sport Marketing Survey (Practicum)
  • Sport Talent Identification (Practicum)
  • Sport Development Policy
  • Sport for Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Sociology of Sport and Development
  • Sport and African Society
  • Health Promotion through Physical Activity Recreation
  • Development Theory and Practice