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Assistant Professor

Crop Sciences


College of Agricultural & Marine Science

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Closing Date


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Full Time

Minimum Experience

3 Years

Minimum Qualification



Job Description: Plant Breeder (Molecular)/ Plant Molecular Biologist


The College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), the national University of the Sultanate of Oman, provides a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, research and extension activities. All instruction is in English and an earned PhD is a minimum requirement for academic appointments. The University is located in  the capital area and close to excellent international schools and unique natural recreational areas. General information about the University and the College is available on the university’s World Wide Web Homepage The College has a vacancy for academic staff in the Department of Plant Sciences for the academic year 2021/2022 (Approximate joining date: August, 2021).


Assistant/Associate Professor: Plant Breeder (Molecular)/ Plant Molecular Biologist


The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking a candidate to teach and conduct basic and applied research in the field of plant breeding, genetics and plant molecular biology.



§  Develop and teach introductory and advanced courses in Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biometry, and other related courses.

§  Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student research.

§  Provide academic advising to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

§  Attract research grants funded  by national and international sources.

§  Undertake active research roles in the field of expertise.

§  Publication in ISI-indexed peer-reviewed journals

- Carry out community services including active participation in departmental, college, and university-wide committees and activities.



§  A Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology/Plant Breeding/Plant Genetics

§  In-depth subject knowledge/expertise in the field of expertise

§  Research experience in plant molecular breeding, plant molecular biology, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics and/or genetics.

§  Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching (minimum of two years)as well as conducting laboratory parts of  introductory and advanced courses of the designated areas 

§  Demonstrable ability to communicate complex oral and written information clearly in English.

§  A track record of securing funding and successful completion of projects.

§  Must have a track record of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of expertise, especially in the last 5 years.



Apart from an attractive salary, the SQU offers free furnished accommodation, medical coverage, including a hospital and family clinic on campus, excellent on-campus recreational and sports facilities, end of service gratuity, subsidized schooling for up to two children, 60 days annual leave with return air tickets and rolling two and three-year contracts. The salary will be commensurate with the academic rank, qualifications and experience. 


Additional questions may be answered by:

Dr. Rhonda Janke, Department of Plant Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 34, Al-Khod 123, Sultanate of Oman, Phone: (+ 968) 2414 1214, Fax: (+ 968) 2441 3418, Email:


Interested candidates are requested to submit applications and related documents to


 Additional material may be submitted directly to the Plant Sciences Department form, at:


Applications must be received by the 15th of  March, 2021.  Applicants will be notified after initial screening if their application has been shortlisted and further information or an interview will be requested.  The University reserves the right not to make an appointment in any particular case.  It also reserves the right to add more criteria during the screening and selection process.