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Job Opportunities at the American University of Nigeria (AUN)

The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Professor / Assistant Professor (Communication & Multimedia Design) – Open Rank

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2/3 Years Renewable
Expected Start Date: August, 2020.

Job Description

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Associate Professor Communication & Media Studies in the department of Communication & Multimedia Design (CMD) who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research.
  • S/he will work closely with the Chair and Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria.
  • Besides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will be required to instruct courses, both introductory and advanced levels, including and advanced courses to his or her area of expertise. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in Communications and Media Studies or related discipline and established, or potential to establish, record of excellence in teaching, research and service.
  • Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of English language.

Job Purpose

  • The CMD program has the following concentrations: Journalism; Public relations &advertising; Radio TC/Film; and Multimedia design.

The successful candidate will teach courses in one or both of the following broad areas:

  • New Media: Multimedia Design, Visual Communications, Animation, Design principles, Video and Special Effects, Web and graphic design, social media.
  • Communication studies: Communication Research (Qualitative and quantitative approaches), communication Theories, international and intercultural communications.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise research projects, tutor and mentor students.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • PhD in Communication & Multimedia Design  or related discipline.
  • Experience in American Style of higher education

Expertise  in one or both of the following broad areas:

  • New Media: Multimedia Design, Visual Communications, Animation, Design principles, Video and Special Effects, Wed and graphic design, social media.
  • Communication studies: Communication Research ( Qualitative and quantitative approaches), communication Theories, international and intercultural communications.
  • Experience of teaching new media/communication studies courses with practicum components at a reputable higher education.
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in Africa
  • Experience of curriculum development
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

Salary

  • Competitive

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should  Click Here (doc) to apply online nd submit their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Links to three most important research publication and/or designs, Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format.

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Job Title: Professor / Associate / Assistant Professor of Petroleum or Industrial Chemistry

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2 / 3 Years Renewable
Expected Start Date: August 2020 / January 2021

Job Descriptions

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Professor/Associate/ Assistant Professor of Petroleum or Industrial Chemistry who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.
  • The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research.
  • S/he will work closely with the Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.

Job Purpose

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in Chemistry courses, especially Petroleum and industrial Chemistry courses.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise research projects.
  • Tutor and mentor students.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Job Requirements

  • The post-holder will possess a PhD in Chemistry with specialization in Petroleum or Industrial Chemistry from a reputable university, Appointment will be commensurate with expected teaching and scholarly experience of candidates.
  • Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of English language.

Person Specification

  • PhD in Chemistry with a specialization in Petroleum or Industrial Chemistry.
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed chemistry journals.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in Africa
  • Experience of curriculum development
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online and submit the following: (1) Application letter (2)curriculum vitae (3) Links to three most important research publication and/or designs (4) Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Title: Professor

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Philosophy
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2 / 3 Years Renewable

Job Summary

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant Professor of Philosophy who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean
  • The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research
  • S/he will work closely with the Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria
  • Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will possess a PhD in Philosophy from a reputable university
  • S/he will be required to teach philosophy and human existence, logic, history and philosophy of science, comparative religion. Preference will be given to a candidate who can demonstrate excellence as classroom instructors and as supervisors of student research projects.
  • Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of spoken and written English.

Job Purpose

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in Philosophy. Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise student research projects.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • Ph.D in Philosophy
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed economics journals.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage the department or other committee in the university.

Other Requirements / Abilities for the Position:

  • Experience of working in Africa.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
And
Submit their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Links to three most important research publication and / or designs and Names and contact information of three referees on a single file (in a word document or PDF format) to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng  The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Location: Adamawa
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2/3 Years Renewable

Summary

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research. S/he will work closely with the Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will possess a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology from a reputable university. S/he will be required to teach sociology, anthropology, history and philosophy of science, and Nigerian peoples and culture. Preference will be given to candidate who can demonstrate excellence as classroom instructors and as supervisors of student research projects.  Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of spoken and written English.

Job Purpose

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in Sociology or Anthropology. Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise student research projects.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • PhD in Sociology or Anthropology
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed economics journals.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage the department or other committee in the university.

Other Requirements/Abilities for the Position:

  • Experience of working in Africa.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online and submit the following: (1) Application letter (2)curriculum vitae (3) Links to three most important research publication and/or designs (4) Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Title: Professor / Associate / Assistant Professor (English and Literature) – Open Rank

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2/3 Years Renewable
Expected Start Date: August, 2020.

Job Description

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant Professor/Associate/Full Professor of English Language and Literature in the Department of English Language and Literature (ELL) who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.
  • The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research.
  • S/he will work closely with the Chair and Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. Besides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will be required to instruct courses, both introductory and advanced levels, in line with his or her area of expertise. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D in English Language and Literature at the time of applying.
  • The area of specialization should be Language or Linguistics, with at least five (5) years of university-level teaching experience.  The candidate should be able to teach courses such as Semantics, Syntax, phonology, writing among other courses.
  • The candidate should also be able to do other departmental and university-wide duties as assigned to them.
  • S/he will possess established, or potential to establish, record of excellence in teaching, research and service.
  • Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and other artistic renditions commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of English language.

Job Purpose

  • The successful candidate will teach courses in Language, and writing.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise research projects, tutor and mentor students.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chair or the Dean.

Person Specification

  • PhD in English and Literature (with concentration in Language or Linguistics).
  • Experience in American Style of higher education
  • Experience of teaching Semantics, Syntax, phonology, writing and other related courses, with at least five (5) years’ experience at University level education.
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in Africa
  • Experience of curriculum development
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should  Click Here (doc) to apply online nd submit their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Links to three most important research publication and/or designs, Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format.

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Job Title: Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Economics)

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Interview Date: TBD
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2/3 Years Renewable
Expected Starting Date: TBD during interview.

Description

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor of Economics who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean.
  • The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research.
  • S/he will work closely with the Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria.
  • Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will possess a PhD in Economics from a reputable university, be able to teach at least three of the following subjects: Mathematical Economics, Econometrics. Statistics & Probability, Game Theory, Environmental Economics, Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, and Money & Banking.
  • The candidate should have experience teaching students how to conduct empirical research using statistical software packages such SPSS, Eviews, Stata, or SAS.  Preference will be given to candidate who can demonstrate excellence as classroom instructors and as supervisors of student research projects.
  • Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • The right candidate must have a strong command of spoken and written English.

Job Purpose

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in economics courses, especially econometrics, mathematical economics, as well as statistics & probability.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise student research projects.
  • Significant experience teaching students how to conduct empirical research using statistical software packages.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • PhD in economics
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed economics journals.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage the department or other committee in the university.

Other Requirements/Abilities for the Position:

  • Experience of working in Africa.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here (doc) to apply online and submit their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Links to three most important research publication and/or designs, Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format.

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of History

Location: Adamawa
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2/3 Years Renewable

Summary

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant Professor of History who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research. S/he will work closely with the Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will possess a PhD in History from a reputable university. The area of specialization should be in Colonial and independent Africa history of any region, preferably eastern, southern or northern, African civilization, Nigerian peoples and culture. Preference will be given to candidate who can demonstrate excellence as classroom instructors and as supervisors of student research projects.  Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred. Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of spoken and written English.

Job Purpose

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in History. Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise student research projects.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • PhD in History
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed economics journals.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage the department or other committee in the university.

Other Requirements/Abilities for the Position:

  • Experience of working in Africa.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online and submit the following: (1) Application letter (2)curriculum vitae (3) Links to three most important research publication and/or designs (4) Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Title: Assistant Professor

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Politics and International Studies
Hours: Full Time
Duration: 2 / 3 Years Renewable
Starting Date: August, 2020

Job Summary

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Assistant Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies who will be responsible for teaching, research and community service as may be requested by the Dean. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research
  • S/he will work closely with the Chair and Dean of the school in formulating and implementing course structures that would translate to effective teaching and learning of courses in line with the development philosophy of the American University of Nigeria. Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • The post-holder will be required to instruct courses, both introductory and advanced levels, including and advanced courses to his or her area of expertise
  • The successful candidate will possess a PhD in Political theory with the capacity to also teach courses in comparative politics and peace and conflict resolution or related discipline and established, or potential to establish, record of excellence in teaching, research and service.
  • Candidates should possess a strong record of academic publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. International experience is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of English language.

Job Purpose

  • Develop, prepare and deliver teaching in political theory courses with the capacity to also teach courses in comparative politics and peace and conflict resolution or related discipline.
  • Conduct research and publish papers in rigorous peer-reviewed journals.
  • Promote the department’s research and scholarly activities by presenting research findings in seminars and conferences.
  • Supervise student research projects.
  • Lead or be part of other committees aimed at promoting research, curriculum development, staff welfare etc.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Person Specification

  • Ph.D in Politics
  • An outstanding teaching and research record commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience in problem centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Record of publication in peer-reviewed economics journals.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage the department or other committee in the university.

Other Requirements / Abilities for the Position:

  • Experience of working in Africa.
  • Experience of curriculum development.
  • Experience of organizing conferences and workshops.
  • Experience of developing research proposals for externally funded projects.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
And
Submit their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Links to three most important research publication and / or designs and Names and contact information of three referees on a single file (in a word document or PDF format) to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng  The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

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Job Title: Laboratory Technologist (Physics)

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Institution: American University of Nigeria
Interview Date: TBD
Expected Starting Date: TBD during interview.
Hours: Full Time

Detailed Description

  • AUN is seeking a motivated Physics Laboratory Technologist who will be responsible for preparing and supervising practical laboratory sessions, responding to the needs of the faculty and student research projects, handling of minor maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment as well as the preparation of solutions and setting-up of equipment for scheduled labs.
  • The incumbent shall also ensure that lab safety rules are adhered to in accordance with the University’s laboratory standard operating procedures. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research.
  • Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of English language.

Job Purpose

  • Responding to the needs of the faculty and student research projects,
  • Handling of minor maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment
  • Setting-up of equipment for scheduled labs.
  • The incumbent shall also ensure that lab safety rules are adhered to in accordance with the University’s laboratory standard operating procedures.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chair/Dean.

Person Specification

  • HND or Bachelor’s degree in Physics from a reputable tertiary institution.
  • At least 1 year experience and skills in science laboratory environment.
  • Professional experience in the field is a plus.
  • Good working knowledge of chemicals and supplies in the science area.
  • Excellent knowledge of safety and emergency procedures in science labs.
  • Ability to organize work effectively and deal calmly and patiently with faculty members and students in the face of time pressures.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Other Requirements for the Position:

  • Must demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and ability to work independently without supervision
  • Having skills in most aspects of Physics
  • Research experience.

Description of Benefits
Salary is competitive. The vacancy will be open until the position is filled.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply, and submit the following: Application letter, Curriculum vitae, Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

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Note

  • The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you wish to make any informal inquiry on this vacancy please contact Professor Patrick Fay in the School of Arts and Sciences, via email at patrick.fay@aun.edu.ng.
  • AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at www.aun.edu.ng

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