Department: Department of Computer Science
Contract Type: Academic – Full time
Closing Date: February 28, 2019

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 Computer Science Department at GUtech is committed to excellence in teaching and research. It is striving to convey broad theoretical and practical knowledge to its students, while focusing on cutting-edge technologies and latest standards. In addition to covering areas related to programming, databases, Web-based technologies, networking, computer systems, mobile applications, and software engineering, the Computer Science curriculum of the department includes an important business component.

The Computer Science Department is going to expand in the near future. A new Master degree in Computer Science is expected to start in September 2019. Skilful, motivated, and devoted faculty members will, therefore, be needed accordingly.

The Computer Science Department is seeking applications for the position of a

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

1. Requirements and Competencies

Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields. They should have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses and able to prove minimum of 3 years teaching experience at higher education level in Computer Science (or related fields). Candidates from all research/teaching areas are welcome, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one of the following: Mobile application development; Web design and development; Data Science; Security. Industry experience is an asset, as well as research activities and publications.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach several courses on the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates 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.

2. Tasks and Responsibilities

We are looking for skillful, motivated, and devoted candidates to fulfill the following responsibilities:
– Teaching undergraduate/graduate computer science courses
– Developing and implementing teaching and learning initiatives
– Supervising Bachelor/Master thesis projects
– Contributing to students’ advising
– Contributing to high quality research activities as appropriate
– Contributing to accreditation activities
– Providing services to the department, university, and community

3. Our Offer

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

The appointment is initially for four 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. A preference is given to Omani nationals. Applicants should visit our HR website to upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, a list of publications, a description of research interests, copies of relevant certificates, a selection of student evaluations of teaching (if available), and the names of at least three academic references.

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