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 their preferred disciplines/fields of study.
Ambassador Raynor greets Dr. Nicholas Karavatos, a Spring 2018 Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholar to Bahir Dar University
Bahir 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.
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.
Americans currently working in Ethiopia share their experiences at the University of Gondar, one of the universities where Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars will be teaching.
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