ICTP Partner Institute Seeks New Director  

Opportunity in Rwanda to lead UNESCO Category 2 institute
ICTP Partner Institute Seeks New Director  

ICTP's partner institute in Rwanda, the East African Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-EAIFR), seeks candidates for the position of Director. Based in Kigali at the University of Rwanda (UR), the institute was created in 2018 with a view to position itself as a leading research and training institute in Eastern Africa in the broad area of theoretical and applied physics. ICTP-EAIFR  currently runs a vibrant programme consisting of in-house full-time research faculty, PhD students and students enrolled in a 2-year Master's programme in Physics. Since its inception, EAIFR has hosted visiting scientists from around the globe and run numerous workshops and schools.

The main responsibilities of the ICTP-EAIFR Director include:

  • Provide intellectual and organizational leadership and strategic guidance to the institute to assess and improve its relevance and impact.
  • Develop and maintain a high caliber of science at the ICTP-EAIFR, and to promote advanced scientific research and education within and beyond the African continent.
  • Engage with the scientific community both in the developed and developing world to address emerging global issues and science for development with a focus on Africa.

Candidates should have a PhD in the Physical Sciences or related fields, with at least 10 years’ experience in scientific research and administration including experience in international contexts, and have a distinguished academic stature as proven by publication track record. 

More details about the vacancy, as well as how to apply, can be found here.

The application deadline is 30 June 2024.

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