Faculty position in the field of Built Environment


Closing Date: 31st August 2018

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centers, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.

Position Description

The new faculty member will enhance and provide leadership for the Built Environment research activities within the activities of the Energy Division of EEWRC and also contribute to the development and delivery of relevant future academic courses. The Built Environment is an integral part of the Energy Division's portfolio and as a research field, is of high importance both for Cyprus and the region. It concerns an activity whose importance is rising rapidly and it is expected to be generously funded by the EU because of its importance in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Main research fields include Energy Efficiency, Energy Sustainability in the Built Environment and Urban Heat Island Effect.

The successful candidate will be actively engaged with expanding the group's research portfolio, implementing the on-going research, the development of novel ideas and concepts and the development of relevant academic courses. As a faculty member, an aptitude and/or experience in mentoring and teaching master or doctoral students is necessary as the successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to the Institute's graduate program.

The candidate will work in Cyprus and will be offered a tenured or tenure-track position and an attractive salary and benefits package depending on the level of experience.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to shape and advance the Cyprus Institute's and EEWRC's research agenda by:

  • Developing and implementing strategies appropriate to the Institute's mission;
  • Actively participating in the creation of a world-class research program in the Built Environment;
  • Securing financial and other resources from national and international sources;
  • Mentoring, educating and providing research guidance to graduate students in CyI's master or doctoral program;
  • Initiating and sustaining high-level collaborative projects with leading research institutions that conduct research in areas related to his/her respective fields;
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of facilities appropriate to the research of the Cyprus Institute;
  • Assisting in building a transdisciplinary research environment and collaborations with other research areas where data science is applicable;
  • Communicating the results and implications of research conducted in EEWRC and the Institute at all levels, including academic, popular, and policy-related.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in a relevant field of science or engineering
  • Proven record of international standing appropriate for the rank they are applying
  • A minimum of three years of post-doctoral research experience or equivalent in relevant fields of research is required for the rank of Assistant Professor; for the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor, international norms typical for Research Universities apply
  • Aptitude and/or experience in mentoring and teaching master or doctoral students
  • Research experience in relevant field
  • Publications and invited talks in relevant field
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is a prerequisite

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/). Applicants should submit: (i) a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a compilation of research grants obtained, (ii) a vision statement that outlines their research agenda in relation to Built Environment and the Cyprus Institute's interdisciplinary research scope indicating the rank they are applying for (Assistant/Associate or Full Professor), and (iii) a list of five references (including contact information). For further information please contact Ms. Christiana Melodias (head.hr@cyi.ac.cy). Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include the job reference number in the subject heading.

Reference Letters: 5
Contact Person: Christiana Melodias
Reference Number: CyI_FPBE_18_08

posted: 12 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.