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Open Contest for Academic Positions

International Black Sea University, LLC Announces an Open Contest for the Following Academic Positions:


Education (Language of Instruction – English)

  • Assistant Professor – 1 vacancy for 4 years


Assistant Professor:

  1. Doctor’s or an equivalent degree in the relevant field;
  2. Complying with the requirements defined by the scientific -pedagogical activity report. Collecting at least 50 points (25 points must be collected from academic publications/books);
  3. English Language proficiency (at least B2 level).


There is a possibility to obtain academic positions by qualified personnel, based on professional merit. In this case, the qualification of the candidate may be confirmed by the professional experience, special training and/or publications. The candidate may be considered as correspondingly qualified, if she/he has a qualification necessary for developing learning outcomes and meets the following criteria:

  1. a) Holds at least Master’s or equivalent degree in the same field/ a PhD or Adjacent direction or equivalent degree in a different field for obtaining the academic position of an Associate Professor.


In order to obtain an academic position based on professional merit, qualification necessary for developing the learning outcomes are defined in accordance with the following criteria:


  1. b) A candidate must have significant working experience in the relevant field at least 10 (ten) years for the Professor, at least 7 (seven) years for the Associate Professor.
  2. c) At least 2 publications in the relevant field and/or the field-specific training during the last 5 (five) years and;
  3. d) At least 1-year experience in scientific-teaching work activities in higher educational institutions;
  4. e) English Language proficiency (B2 level).


Please note that:

  • The criteria set out in paragraphs (b) and (c) are alternative. Satisfaction of one of them by the candidate is sufficient, and satisfaction of the criterion specified in paragraph d) and e) are mandatory in conjunction with the criterion specified in paragraph b) or c).
  • If the candidate has held an academic position without a scientific paper, in accordance with this rule, within 2 (two) years after the conclusion of the employment contract, the academic staff is obliged to publish at least 1 (one) publication related to the field.


Applicants must submit the following documents (in hard copies and electronic form) to the University:

  1. Job Application (please see the attached document);
  2. Information form – R19F18 (please see the attached document);
  3. Copy of ID card. For foreign citizens – notary-approved translation / copy of residential card (if any);
  4. Notary approved copy of Georgian Diploma and/or notary approved translation of foreign Diploma/relevant certificate. If the diploma is not issued yet, a temporary graduation certificate is necessary. If the diploma is issued by a foreign HEI, it must be recognized under the Georgian legislation by the corresponding body and a copy of the recognition letter is required;
  5. Document(s) certifying scientific-teaching work experience;
  6. CV in Georgian and English with at least two references;
  7. Report on Academic Work (R36I1F1) (please see the attached document) (Do not apply to academic staff appointed based on professional merits);
  8. List of field relevant scientific articles and publications and their copies (during the last 5 years);
  9. Syllabus in Georgian and English (if the course is delivered in English) or in Georgian (if the course is delivered in Georgian). The candidate may submit a syllabus prepared not in IBSU format for the contest.
  10. Book of Job Records or certificate from current/previous job (other than IBSU);
  11. Documentation / Certificate of Participation in Trainings and Conferences (if available);
  12. Copy of international certificate of proficiency in foreign language / Curriculum Matching / Copy of higher education certificate in the foreign language (if required). In the case of a document issued in a foreign language – a notarized translation and copy or a document certifying the lecturing in the relevant language;
  13. Documents confirming a professional merit (if an applicant wishes to occupy a vacant academic position on a professional basis);
  14. Other documents confirming for the vacancy requirements (if available).


Short listed candidates should additionally submit:

  • Police Clearance Certificate for crime against sexual freedom and inviolability and certificate for the right to be employed at educational institution;
  • 2 photos (3×4) – printed version as well as electronic (on CD or email);
  • Account from Bank of Georgia;
  • Hard copies/originals of all electronically submitted documents.


The commission is authorized to request the candidate to conduct a sample lecture. The sample lecture is delivered in the language of instruction of the program.

Interested persons are encouraged to submit the required documents (hard copy and electronic version) during March 22 – March 25 (from 14:00 to 16:00) to the Human Resources Management Office of the International Black Sea University. Please specify the position title in the subject line of your email.


E-mail: hr@ibsu.edu.ge

Contact number: +99532 2595005 (131/132)

Address: Tbilisi, D. Aghmashenebeli Alley 13th km, # 2.