​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CURRENT FACULTY OPENINGS:

The Physical Science and Engineering Division invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor). 

This institution uses Interfolio online application system.  To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials to your application file.

- Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list 

- Statement of research interests

- A statement of teaching interests 

- A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of at least four potential referees

- Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)

- Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications that we receive only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled. 

​FACULTY OF CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:

Professor of Heterogeneous Catalysis

  • ​We are looking to recruit a chemist with expertise in photo- and electrocatalysis, operando spectroscopic analysis and characterization. Applicants must also have expertise in catalytic materials and small molecule activation as well as a strong track record in either academia or industry.

    The successful applicant should have an established record of publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to create a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Ph.D. is required

    PLEASE NOTE: Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

Professor of Photo- and/or Electrocatalysis

  • We are looking to recruit a chemist with expertise in photo- and electrocatalysis, surface chemistry, operando analysis and characterization. Applicants must also have expertise in photochemical and/or electrochemical catalytic processes relevant to catalytic fuel-forming reactions, solar fuels, solar hydrogen technologies or renewable energy conversion.    

    The successful applicant should have an established record of publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to create a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. degree required.

    Application Instructions

    The Physical Science and Engineering Division invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor).

    This institution uses Interfolio online application system.  To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials to your application file.

        - Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list

        - Statement of research interests

        - A statement of teaching interests

        - A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of at least four potential referees

        - Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)

        - Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five)

    PLEASE NOTE: Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

Professor of Polymeric Membranes for Petrochemical Applications

  • We are looking to recruit a chemist or chemical engineer with expertise in the synthesis of new polymers for the development of polymeric membranes for energy-intensive separations. Relevance to natural upgrading, petrochemical industry and environmental sustainability must be evident. A strong track record in either academia or industry is required.

    The successful applicant should have an established record of publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to create a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Ph.D. degree required.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.

    APPLY NOW

Professor of Process System Engineering

  • ​We are looking to recruit a chemical engineer with expertise in material engineering and processing with emphasis on the design, characterization, modification and analysis of sorbent and/or polymeric materials. Applicants must also have expertise in compounding and processing of materials for separation processes and a strong track record in either academia or industry.

    The successful applicant should have an established record of publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to create a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Ph.D. is required

    PLEASE NOTE: Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.

    APPLY NOW

Professor for Renewable Energy Carriers

  • We are looking to recruit a chemist with expertise in sustainable hydrogen production and chemical hydrogen storage. Applicants must also have expertise in the design, development and application of new catalytic materials and processes, renewable energy carriers or sustainable energy conversion and storage systems.   

    The successful applicant should have an established record of publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to create a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Qualifications

    Ph.D degree is required.

    Application Instructions

    The Physical Science and Engineering Division invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor).

    This institution uses Interfolio online application system.  To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials to your application file.

        - Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list

        - Statement of research interests

        - A statement of teaching interests

        - A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of at least four potential referees

        - Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)

        - Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five)

    PLEASE NOTE: Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

​FACULTY OF EARTH SCIENCE & ENGINEERING:

Professor of Climate and Aerosol Science

  • ​We are recruiting a Climate and/or Aerosol Scientist, with expertise in climate variability and climate change, aerosol processes and aerosol radiative impact on global and regional atmospheric and oceanic energy balance and dynamics. Experience in the analysis of observations and interest in conducting aerosol and climate monitoring as well as modeling would be an advantage.

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level,and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Ph.D. degree is required


    APPLY NOW

Faculty in Solid Earth Geophysics

  • ​We are recruiting faculty in Solid Earth Geophysics with expertise in seismic wave phenomena, focusing on seismic data analysis, seismic interferometry, ambient noise imaging, big data analysis, numerical simulations, and utilization of smart sensor technologies. Experience in imaging geo-reservoirs (oil, gas,geothermal) through passive and time lapse reservoir monitoring is desired.

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Ph.D. degree is required


    APPLY NOW

​FACULTY OF MATERIAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING:

Energy Storage

  • Candidates are sought in the general area of energy storage materials and technologies. This includes electrochemical storage (batteries), fuel cells, and thermal storage. Candidates with expertise in electrolyte chemistry, redox flow batteries, and thermal storage materials (e.g., electro-caloric, magneto-caloric, and elasto-caloric cooling) are encouraged to apply.
    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    Applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration but positions will remain open until filled.

     


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Light-matter interactions

  • The candidate is expected to make significant contributions in the research and development of new optical and photonic materials and their applications. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, new materials for manipulation of light, new photonic systems, metamaterials, optical-band structure engineering, radiative heat management and cooling, new photon-driven synthesis methods, and optical interactions with biological system.

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    Applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration but positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

Materials discovery and design by artificial intelligence

  • We seek a candidate in the area of artificial intelligence for material discovery and expert system development for advanced material design. The candidate is expected to develop artificial intelligence computing tools for machine and deep learning of structure-property relationships to accelerate the discovery of materials. The candidate will create and exploit digital techniques, and collaborate with colleagues in experimental and theoretical materials science and engineering.

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    Applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration but positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

Solution synthesis of inorganic materials

  • Candidates are sought with expertise in the chemical synthesis and assembly of nanoscale inorganic materials. A strong background in chemistry and solution processing, and demonstrated ability to develop new chemistry and synthetic strategies of nanoscale inorganic materials is expected. The candidate should demonstrate strong mechanistic understanding of nanoscale synthesis processes and phenomena, including interfacial, transport, thermodynamic, and kinetic factors.

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    Applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration but positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

Surface science

  • Candidates are sought with strong background in the fundamental characterization of surfaces and interfaces. The successful applicant is expected to develop state-of-the-art ex/in-situ surface and interface analysis methods, and establish strong collaborations with faculty working on various types of devices. Candidates with demonstrated capability to understand interfacial phenomena in materials and devices are encouraged to apply.

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    Applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration but positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

Vapor phase synthesis of materials

  • The candidate is expected to start a rigorous research program in the area of vapor phase deposition of materials using methods such chemical vapor deposition, molecular beam deposition, atomic layer deposition, and pulse laser deposition. Candidates with demonstrated fundamental understanding of growth processes, ability to engineer materials at the nanoscale, and experience in emerging applications such as quantum and neuromorphic computing are encouraged to apply.

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
    Applications received by October 31, 2019 will receive full consideration but positions will remain open until filled.


    APPLY NOW

​FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:

Combustion Faculty position

  • ​The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) with research interests in areas including, but not limited to:

    Combustion Modeling using High Performance Computing. The faculty members are also expected to be affiliated with the Clean Combustion Research Center

    APPLY NOW

Combustion Physics Faculty position

  • The Mechanical Engineering Program, in conjunction with the Clean Combustion Research Center, seeks a highly qualified faculty in combustion physics with a distinguished international reputation.  The ideal candidate would have an established track record of academic achievement in combustion theory, modeling, kinetics, and experimental investigation of canonical flames and combustion systems.

    The faculty members are also expected to be affiliated with the Clean Combustion Research Center: ccrc.kaust.edu.sa

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering currently has 13 full-time faculty members, over 53 postdocs and research scientists and more than 90 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering Program (me.kaust.edu.sa) focuses on the following areas: combustion and energy, fluid mechanics, materials and solid mechanics, and dynamics and control. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) carries out cutting-edge research on all aspects of combustion from flame study to modeling.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. is required

    Application Instructions

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Applicants are required to complete an online application form. They must also upload a single PDF file including the following:

    • Updated curriculum vitae with a full list of publications
    • Statement of research interests
    • Statement of teaching interests
    • Contact details of at least four potential referees
    • Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)
    • Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five publications)

    APPLY NOW

Extreme simulation in solid mechanics Faculty position

  • ​This position targets high level candidates in Extreme simulation in solid mechanics with application to advanced materials and multiphysics (simulation profile, not experimental).

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering currently has 13 full-time faculty members, over 53 postdocs and research scientists and more than 90 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering Program (me.kaust.edu.sa) focuses on the following areas: combustion and energy, fluid mechanics, materials and solid mechanics, and dynamics and control. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) carries out cutting-edge research on all aspects of combustion from flame study to modeling.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professors.

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. is required

    Application Instructions

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Applicants are required to complete an online application form. They must also upload a single PDF file including the following:

    Updated curriculum vitae with a full list of publications
    Statement of research interests
    Statement of teaching interests
    Contact details of at least four potential referees
    Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)
    Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five publications)

    APPLY NOW

Internal Combustion Engines Faculty position

  • ​This position targets high level candidates in Fluid Mechanics.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering currently has 13 full-time faculty members, over 53 postdocs and research scientists and more than 90 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering Program (me.kaust.edu.sa) focuses on the following areas: combustion and energy, fluid mechanics, materials and solid mechanics, and dynamics and control. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) carries out cutting-edge research on all aspects of combustion from flame study to modeling.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. is required

    Application Instructions

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Applicants are required to complete an online application form. They must also upload a single PDF file including the following:

    • Updated curriculum vitae with a full list of publications
    • Statement of research interests
    • Statement of teaching interests
    • Contact details of at least four potential referees
    • Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)
    • Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five publications)

    APPLY NOW

Micro fluidics Faculty position

  • ​This position targets high level candidates in Fluid Mechanics.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering currently has 13 full-time faculty members, over 53 postdocs and research scientists and more than 90 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering Program (me.kaust.edu.sa) focuses on the following areas: combustion and energy, fluid mechanics, materials and solid mechanics, and dynamics and control. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) carries out cutting-edge research on all aspects of combustion from flame study to modeling.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. is required

    Application Instructions

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Applicants are required to complete an online application form. They must also upload a single PDF file including the following:

    • Updated curriculum vitae with a full list of publications
    • Statement of research interests
    • Statement of teaching interests
    • Contact details of at least four potential referees
    • Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)
    • Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five publications)

    APPLY NOW

Nano Processing Faculty position

  • ​This position targets high level candidates in Nano materials processing. The candidate will show excellent knowledge about processing of nano architectured materials.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering currently has 13 full-time faculty members, over 53 postdocs and research scientists and more than 90 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering Program (me.kaust.edu.sa) focuses on the following areas: combustion and energy, fluid mechanics, materials and solid mechanics, and dynamics and control. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) carries out cutting-edge research on all aspects of combustion from flame study to modeling.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. is required

    Application Instructions

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Applicants are required to complete an online application form. They must also upload a single PDF file including the following:

    Updated curriculum vitae with a full list of publications
    Statement of research interests
    Statement of teaching interests
    Contact details of at least four potential referees
    Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)
    Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five publications)

    APPLY NOW

Soft Matter Faculty position

  • ​This position targets high level candidates in Simulation of soft matter based structure in large transformation.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering currently has 13 full-time faculty members, over 53 postdocs and research scientists and more than 90 graduate students. The Mechanical Engineering Program (me.kaust.edu.sa) focuses on the following areas: combustion and energy, fluid mechanics, materials and solid mechanics, and dynamics and control. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) carries out cutting-edge research on all aspects of combustion from flame study to modeling.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).

    Qualifications

    Ph.D. is required

    Application Instructions

    The successful applicant should have a proven track record in publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to establish a thriving research program. Engaging in national and international scientific collaborations is part of the KAUST spirit. Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, and active participation in the KAUST academic and community life is what makes KAUST faculty unique.

    Applicants are required to complete an online application form. They must also upload a single PDF file including the following:

    Updated curriculum vitae with a full list of publications
    Statement of research interests
    Statement of teaching interests
    Contact details of at least four potential referees
    Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)
    Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five publications)

    APPLY NOW

Solid Mechanics Faculty position in the Mechanical Engineering program

  • ​The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is recruiting outstanding faculty members into our multi-disciplinary and internationally collaborating faculty, to continue building one of the world's finest teaching and research institutions and to fulfill its educational and research missions. KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.

    Priorities will be given to outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor) with research interests in areas including, but not limited to:

    Metallic materials, high-performance computing, numerical methods and applied mathematics for solid mechanics, polymers engineering.

    APPLY NOW

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