The Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program will connect qualified academics with a faculty position at one of two Ethiopian universities:  Bahir Dar University, or the University of Gondar. During the application process, applicants will indicate their discipline, experience, and interests and candidates will be selected based on their qualifications and match with areas of specialization desired by the host institutions.  See below for more information about the institutions and preferred disciplines.  

Logo: Bahir Dar UniversityBahir Dar University is a leading university in Ethiopia with a mission of contributing substantially to Ethiopia through high quality education, research, and community services. It has a vision of becoming a premier research university in Africa. Its robust academic units include the College of Science, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Law, among others. Research centers include the Blue Nile Water Institute, the Energy Research Center, and more.  

Logo: University of Gondar The University of Gondar, also located in Ethiopia, aims to contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of Ethiopia by producing vibrant, compassionate, and responsible citizens through societal needs tailored curricula, conducting problem solving research, strengthening community engagement, and technology transfer. Its vision is to be the leading societal problem-solving university in Ethiopia by 2020. The University of Gondar has 10 academic units such as the College of Natural Sciences and Computational Sciences, College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Social Sciences and the Humanities, Faculty of Education, Institute of Technology, and the School of Law. 

Preferred Disciplines at Host Institutions

Accounting & Finance Fisheries & Wetlands Management Nursing
Agricultural Modernization Engineering Garment Engineering Pathology*
Agronomy Geography & Environmental Studies Pharmaceutics - Pharmaceutical Technology/Industrial Pharmacy
Analytic Chemistry History Physiology - Medical Physiology
Animal Genetics & Breeding Horticulture** Plant Biology
Applied Microbiology Immunology Plant Sciences - Agronomy***
Applied Soil Science Industrial System Engineering Plant Sciences - Pathology***
Architecture Information Systems Political Science & International Studies
Atmospheric Physics Information Technology Post Harvest Technology
Biochemistry - Medical Biochemistry Integrated Water Management Public Health
Biomedical Sciences Land Policy & Governance Social Work
Biotechnology - Bioinformatics Law Sociology
Chemical & Bio Engineering Leather Engineering Solid State Physics
Clinical Psychology Literature Space Physics
Computer Science Management - Management Studies Sport Science (Coaching Athletics, Volley Ball or Football)
Construction Management & Technology Mathematics (Algebra, Optimization) Statistics
Disaster Risk Science Mathematics Education Textile Technology
Economics Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Thermal Engineering
Educational Policy & Leadership Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Engineering Tourism
Educational Psychology Media & Communication Vet Paraclinical Studies
Electrical Power Medical Microbiology Veterinary Epidemiology & Public Health***
English as a Foreign Language Midwifery  
Film Education Natural Resource Management***  

* Requires 1 Year of Experience 

** Requires 2 Years of Experience

*** Requires 3 Years of Experience


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