Physics Department


Department of Physics, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman, invites applications for full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Astronomy/Space Science: The candidate should have a PhD in Astronomy/Astrophysics or Space Science with proven experience in teaching relevant courses. Additional experience in developing CubeSats and payload/ADCS integration is preferred. Applicants are expected to have strong record of achievements in astronomical/space science research and committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The successful candidates are expected to carry out original research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment of the Physics Department and College of Science, engage in high-quality teaching and mentor students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Deadline    : 31 January 2019

Position Start Date       : 01 September 2019

For more information about Sultan Qaboos University and the Sultanate of Oman, please, visit the University website at and Physics deptartment at

Applicants should submit a letter of application and up-to-date curriculum vitae to Prof. Abraham George (, Coordinator of the Departmental Appointment Committee, with copy to Dr. Issam Ali (, Head of Department.

Applications which do not meet the requirements of the above specialization will not be considered.


Apart from an attractive tax-free salary, SQU offers:

  • Free furnished accommodation
  • Free medical care in government hospitals in Oman
  • Excellent recreational facilities on campus
  • End-of-service gratuity
  • Subsidized schooling for up to two children
  • 60 days annual leave with return air tickets for the staff, eligible spouse and 2 children
  • Rolling three-year contracts on mutual agreement