As it is common in several countries, research professors are non-salary faculty members who must secure the so-called soft money
from external research sources such as grants, commercial contracts, etc. We are interested in this kind of collaboration, because of mutual potentials.
This scheme is similar to the guest chair/professor, and professors can hold the position remotely
, but actively involve in submitting proposals or initiating contracts in their host university.
The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for talented people to discover regional potentials other than their home countries.
Jimma University is ready to offer research professor position to outstanding international professors this virtual research professor position in different academic disciplines. Officially affiliated with Jimma University, professors can submit proposals to local funding agencies, numerous African cooperation associations, or initiate contracts with local industrial and commercial projects. The university fully support research professors to build local links.
On the other side, if you are interested to offer research professor position with the above-mentioned scheme, JU will introduce its best researchers. Then, they use your local potentials to secure funding, contribute to commercial projects, or even run small businesses. You do not need to pay salary or any wage, and the purpose is accessing new regional potentials.