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Pan African University 2022 Sabbatical Leave Placement Opportunities

The Pan African University (PAU) is a flagship Institution of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This was the culmination of the decision of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union to create the Pan African University (EX.CL/579(XVII).  It has five Institutes namely Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Governance, Humanities, and Social Sciences at University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon; Science, Technology and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya; Water and Energy (including Climatic change) at University Tlemcen, Algeria and the Institute of Space Sciences, South Africa.

About PanAfrican University (PAU)

The Pan African University was conceptualized in 2008, as part of implementation of the Plan of Action for the Second Decade of Education for Africa, to support the revitalization of higher education in Africa, and contribute to the achievement of the vision of the African Union. In 2009, a High Level Panel of eminent African Professors was established to help in the development of operationalization instruments that were endorsed by the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union in November 2009. The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union made a Dec... read more


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Sabbatical Leave Placement Opportunities


Aim and Benefits of Sabbatical Leave Placement Opportunities

  1. Return Economy air ticket.
  2. Single occupancy accommodation for self will be provided, however, staff wishing to be accompanied by their spouses may have to meet the cost of upgrade.
  3. An allowance of USD 1,000.00 per month for the period.
  4. Office space with internet facility will be provided.

Requirements for Sabbatical Leave Placement Opportunities Qualification

The Pan African University Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (PAULESI), is currently offering seven thematic areas namely:

  1. Plant Breeding (MSc/PhD)
  2. Sport Management and Policy Development (MSc)
  3. Environmental Management (MSc/PhD)
  4. Medicinal Plant Research and Drug Development (MSc)
  5. Geosciences with Mineral Exploration and Petroleum Geoscience options (MSc/PhD)
  6. Veterinary Medicine with Avian Medicine, and Vaccine Production and Quality Control options (MSc)
  7. Reproductive Health Sciences with Reproductive Health (MSc/PhD)

The PAU nurtures quality and exemplifies excellence and admits African students from all over the continent including the Diaspora. Consequently, PAULESI is seeking renowned experts in the various thematic areas being offered in the institute from all over Africa and the Diaspora to internationalize and beef up the quality of its Faculty.

To this end, PAULESI invites full time academic staff from renowned universities all over the world willing to share their experience to respond to this call. 


Checkout: Scholarships for African students 2021/2022

Interview date, Process and Venue for Sabbatical Leave Placement Opportunities

  • The programmes are offered at Masters and PhD levels. Qualified academic staff will be expected to participate in teaching/supervision/organizing practical’s/clinics for agreed periods starting from 1st April to 30th September 2021. Furthermore, they will be expected to set and mark answer scripts at the end of the semester. The language of instruction is English, so applicants must be fluent in English.
  • Applicants must be full Professors, Associate Professors and Senior Lecturers with minimum of PhD and 3 years teaching experience from recognized universities. Applicants should show evidence of handling similar courses in their institutions. Official letter from the relevant authorizing official from the home university is required to take up the placement.

Application Deadline

November 15, 2021


How to Apply

Applicants should state the thematic area of interest; in pdf format including detailed, signed and dated, current curriculum vitae (CV). The CV should among others include qualifications, teaching experience/professional experience, prizes, grants/awards and publications. Contact details of referees and details of next of kin.  University approval to be at PAULESI.

Sabbatical leave applicants must indicate from the available thematic areas at least two (2) courses per semester they intend to teach. In all, they may choose four courses during the period. The participants will be expected to teach, guide students in research and publications, undertake students’ assessment, and tests for small class size (under 10) students. Other pertinent ideas and academic/research contributions are welcome.

Applications be mailed to: [email protected] kindly note that only electronic copies of applications will be accepted. All documents to be submitted must be in a single file

Further Information

Further Enquiries should be directed to:

The Deputy Director

Pan African University

Institute of Life and Earth Sciences

University of Ibadan

Ibadan, Nigeria

Tel: +234 70 350 15980/+234 8056962900

For more details, visit PAU website.

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