Department of Applied Geosciences

Geosciences Lecturer


The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) was established in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University in 2007 in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. The vision of the German University of Technology in Oman is to become a leading university of technology in the wider region by building on the three pillars of education, research and innovation. Through its affiliation with RWTH Aachen University, the German University of Technology in Oman provides students with the education required to become highly qualified and socially responsible graduates, guided by German excellence and with a firm grounding in Oman's culture and heritage. GUtech's programmes of study are accredited by the German agency ACQUIN and the University has recently undergone a successful evaluation by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. GUtech faculty also engage in local research projects, often in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University and other universities abroad.

The Department of Applied Geosciences at GUtech offers a Bachelor of Applied Geosciences with focus on the fields of Petroleum, Water and Mineral Resources.

The Faculty of Science AGEO Department is seeking applications for the position of: Geosciences Lecturer

Requirements and Competencies

Applicants for the lecturer position should hold a PhD degree in a Geoscience subject, preferably in Geology, Mineralogy or equivalent. They should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses and able to prove three years experiences with teaching. Candidates are expected to contribute towards the coordination of the University's Applied Geosciences program and to the Department's research. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a wide range of courses on the undergraduate level.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work within a multi-cultural team environment. The language of instruction at GUtech is English. Preference will be given to Omani nationals.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the lecturer include teaching undergraduate geoscience courses (20h/week), assist in thesis supervision and contribute to the research of the Department. The lecturer is expected to take over administrative tasks within the Department.

Our Offer

GUtech offers an international and dynamic environment with an extensive research network provided by RWTH Aachen University. The employer will be the German University of Technology in Oman.

The appointment is initially for two years and renewable, dependent on positive performance reviews. The salary is internationally competitive. Offers are subject to receiving Omani teaching and labour permits, which will be arranged by the University. The successful candidates are expected to take up employment on 1st September, 2017. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching experience, copies of relevant certificates, a selection of student evaluations of teaching (if available), and the names of at least three academic references.

posted: 05 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.