Al Akhawayn University, School of Sciences and Engineering

Position ID: 2701-LAPMATHS [#17700]
Position Title: Lecturer / Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ifrane, Ifrane 53000, Morocco
Application Deadline: 2021/06/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/05/16)
Position Description:    

Ref: SSE/F21/MTH

Job Opening Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), a leading international institution of higher education and research based in Morocco is recruiting for a number of positions to support the growth of students, and the expansion of Computing and Engineering programs under the School of Science and Engineering.

ABOUT AUI

Al Akhawayn University (AUI) is an independent, not-for-profit, co-educational, Moroccan university with a globally oriented, English-language, liberal arts curriculum based on the American system. The university is composed of three schools: School of Business Administration, School of Science and Engineering and School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The University has approximately 2400 undergraduate and graduate level students in a residential campus environment. The main campus of the University is located in Ifrane (see short description below), a resort town in the Middle Atlas Mountains approximately 60km from the Imperial cities of Fes and Meknes. There are approximately 140 faculty members; about 40% of whom are international. The University is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE).

Al Akhawayn University’s current actions follow the orientations of a 5 year strategic plan (2020-2025) with eight priorities that aim, among other things, to (i) position AUI as a BEACON for Liberal Arts education for emerging 21st century challenges, (ii) make student success a central matter, (iii) excel in the execution of its vision, and (iv) leverage the collective intelligence of its constituents for a strong shared governance.

Completely modern and networked, the University is co-educational, residential, and primarily undergraduate, but has rapidly developing graduate programs. The outlook is international, and tolerance is promoted and expected of students, staff, and faculty members belonging to over 25 nationalities all living and working together.

Faculty is composed of 140 full-time members, most of them hold doctoral degrees, and 30 part-time exceptionally qualified professionals. 60% of faculty members are Moroccan, a number of whom have dual citizenship, and the other 40% represent over 12 different nationalities.

The student body recently expanded to almost 2400 with the opening of new off campus facilities. Over the last 10 years, there has been a consistently balanced student population of fifty percent female and fifty percent male. Throughout the years and up until the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic there were over 160 students of 25 different nationalities on campus, in study abroad and exchange programs during the regular semester, or attending the intensive Arabic and North African Studies summer programs.

AUI operates two 16-week semesters that run late August to mid-December, and mid- January to mid-May. There is currently one 7-week summer session that is from early June to late July. Summer is the busiest time for conferences, visitors, and special groups.

AUI has a student/faculty ratio of about 14 students for each faculty member. All full-time faculty members maintain a minimum of nine office hours per week for easy access by students. With an average of 28 students in each class, there are many opportunities for questions and interaction between students and professors.

Additional information about AUI can be sourced via the following link: http://www.aui.ma

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) at AUI brings together the transformative engineering experience of residential “liberal arts” education with strong emphasis on 21st century education needs, employability, and relevance to the engineering and computing needs of Morocco. SSE counts fourteen graduate and undergraduate programs in engineering and computing, three of which are ABET accredited programs by ABET’s CAC and EAC. The freshly established programs are set for accreditation by 2022.

Additional information about the School of Science and Engineering can be sourced via the following link: http://www.aui.ma/en/sse.html

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE 

The School of Science and Engineering at Al Akhawayn is committed to promoting inclusive excellence. Appointments will always be made solely on the basis of merit.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Academic Unit: School of Science and Engineering

Date Posted: May 16th, 2021

Rank: Lecturer/Assistant Professor

Expected Start Date: Fall 2021 (August 15, 2021)

Number of positions: 4

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2021

The ideal candidate should be mission-driven, demonstrate alignment with SSE vision in the three areas of teaching, applied research, service, and should be able to bring value to the existing computing and engineering curricula.

In addition to teaching University level calculus, linear algebra, diff. equations and/or probability, candidates for the Mathematics positions should be able to expand the existing computing and/or engineering programs and applied research portfolio in Algorithmics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and/or inferential statistics, discrete mathematics, Modeling, graph applications, and/or Optimization.

SELECTION CRITERIA 

Essential Criteria 

1. A Ph.D. or MS in Mathematics, with a thesis in one of the areas mentioned above, 

2. Demonstrated hands-on experience in computer programming, use of simulation tools, and currency in of the key areas mentioned above, 

3. Committed to excellence in teaching, 

4. Demonstrated success in applied research, as well as quality Indexed research outputs for Assistant professor positions, 

5. Demonstrated high levels of written and oral communication skills in English, 

6. Well-developed interpersonal skills with past success in working effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary, multinational and collegial team.

Desirable Criteria

1. Experience in the American Liberal Arts system,

2. Demonstration of collaboration with industrial partners, and /or consulting, 

3. Experience in developing proposals, 

4. Foreign country work experience. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants are invited to submit a portfolio by email to vpaa@aui.ma, comprising: 

1. A letter of application (which should include the applicant’s particular interest in AUI) 

2. A statement of teaching and applied research philosophies, 

3. Curriculum Vitae, 

4. Three letters of reference. 

The subject line should mention: Application for Lecturer/Asst Professor of Mathematics (SSE/F21/MTH)

The Review of applications will begin immediately. 


SALARY AND BENEFITS ATTACHED TO THE POSITION 

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane offers competitive compensation and benefit packages depending on qualifications and experience. The package includes: 

• An initial one-year contract from August 15, 2021 to August 14, 2022, extendable to a Tenured contract by mutual consent after evaluation at the end of the first appointment year (i.e., by June 2022), 

• 12-month salary commensurate with rank, paid monthly (which is eligible to be wired by bank to home country of the employee, as per Moroccan banking rules) 

• 30-day annual leave, 

• Up to 4 weeks between semesters research leaves, 

• Relocation package for internationals, 

• Medical insurance, 

• Contribution to the Moroccan obligatory retirement plan CNSS starting the first day of employment. And upon extension of contract to tenured contract, a contribution to a complementary retirement plan CIMR for those who elect to contribute too. The pension of this plan is receivable outside of Morocco. 

• Subsidized tuition at the AUI School for children (asi.aui.ma). 

• AUI tuition waiver for the children while employee is at AUI, and after employment as well if at least 10 years of employment were completed. 

ABOUT IFRANE 

The town of Ifrane has a regular population of 12,000 that expands to nearly 100,000 on weekends, holidays, and summers. With an elevation of 1600 meters (5250 feet), Ifrane is nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains. The Province of Ifrane is home to the largest cedar forest in North Africa, and is the most biologically diverse area in Morocco. There are many exciting places to visit outside of Ifrane; most of them can be reached within 1 day. The ski slopes of Michlifin and Hebri are about 25 minutes from campus, and the imperial cities of Meknes and Fez are an hour (65 kilometers) from Ifrane. The capital city of Rabat on the Atlantic coast is about 2 hours away, and the Sahara desert is just a 6-hour drive to the south.

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School of Science and Engineering
Al Akhawayn University
Hassan II Ave.
Ifrane 53000
MOROCCO
Web Page: http://www.aui.ma/en/sse.html

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