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Mongolia - Long-term Lecturer in Raw Materials and Process Engineering at the German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT)


01.02.2020 to 31.01.2022

Job Location
Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Established in 2013, GMIT is Mongolia’s youngest state university and serves as a model for the reform of higher education in Mongolia. As a university for scientific teaching and research, GMIT aims to produce highly qualified experts and to advance research and innovation for the benefit of society. The founding of GMIT was jointly initiated by the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the Mongolian president Elbegdorj Tsakhia. Funding is provided by the Mongolian Government and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and GMIT’s German higher education institution partners, the RWTH Aachen, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, is responsible for the implementation of the project. Further German of higher education also support the university’s continued development with their expertise.

GMIT offers the following study programmes:

  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Sc. Raw Materials and Process Engineering
  • B.Sc. Environmental Engineering
  • B.Sc. Industrial Engineering
  • MBA International Management of Resources and the Environment
  • M.Sc. Joint master’s degree Programme Advanced Mineral Resource Development Engineering (AMRD)

All curricula were developed in accordance with German standards. Teaching and research are characterized by their practice-based orientation and dedication to the fostering of creative and critical thinking.

Teaching (amounting to roughly 8 hours per week) and research in one or more of the following raw materials and process engineering specialisms:

  • surface and underground mining
  • mechanical process engineering
  • mining and environment
  • raw materials and recycling
  • properties of soft and hard rocks

The candidate will also take the scientific lead within his/her field/area of expertise and contribute to the further development of the curriculum and GMIT’s research profile. He/she will also engage in networking and cooperate with higher education partners and the private sector.


  • Ph.D. in raw materials and process engineering or a related field
  • experience in teaching and research or equivalent scientific work experience, preferably in an international environment
  • excellent English language skills (the language of instruction is English)
  • intercultural competence

In addition, the candidate should preferably have:

  • contributed to his/her field of expertise through frequent publications in internationally recognized journals and presentations at international conferences
  • successfully acquired and carried out (international) research projects
  • the ability to motivate and inspire students in a wide range of subjects
  • experience in the supervision of Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. theses
  • leadership ability demonstrated by previous responsible positions in academic administration.

Application Procedures
Applications must be made via the DAAD portal and be made up of the following:

  • application form (integral part of the online application via the DAAD portal)
  • CV
  • list of publications
  • list of previous teaching and research experience
  • a statement of the teaching and research projects envisaged during the lectureship period and of their linkage to previous activities (max. 2 pages)
  • copies of degree certificate(s) and other relevant certificates
  • copies of references from previous employment
  • motivation letter (max. 2 pages).

The deadline for applications is 27.10.2019.

N.B. Due to DAAD funding regulations, additional information and all documents concerning funding are only available in German, therefore a good level of German is strongly recommended. For further information, please see: (

Eligible applicants will be invited to an interview. The selection committee will consist of experts from German higher education institutions, if applicable a GMIT representative and representatives of the DAAD. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of interview appointments, applicants will be short-listed by German professors in cooperation with GMIT.

Golrokh Ansari-Khah, Section P31,


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