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The Physical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors).

KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through bold and collaborative research and to addressing challenges of regional and global significance. Located on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous research funding, and internationally competitive salaries.
Further information can be obtained by clicking on the following link: www.kaust.edu.sa

​The science produced in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE) is about understanding, modeling, and manipulating matter at all scales: nano, meso and macroscopic levels; in all forms: bulk, thin films, divided colloids, fluid flows, earth as system etc.; and in interaction with external stimuli: light, heat, fluids, etc.; or stresses. The knowledge created serves to design and engineer materials, technologies, and systems that will address issues related to KAUST’s four thrusts: water, food, energy, and the environment. PSE operates five graduate programs corresponding to five core disciplines: Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemical Science, Earth Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.


Applicants should have a proven track record, relevant PhD degree, as well as the ability to establish a high impact research program and demonstrate commitment to teaching at the graduate level.

How to Apply

To apply for a faculty position please complete the online application form (accessible by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page). 

You will need to collate your application materials into a single pdf file and then upload your application file. To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, please ensure that your documentation is complete and includes the following sections: 

  • Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list 
  • a research plan
  • a statement of teaching interests
  • a list of the names/affiliation and contact details of at least four potential referees

Please note

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

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