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The Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites qualified applicants to apply for faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) in the Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) program.

KAUST offers superb research facilities which includes the BioScience and Bioengineering and Analytical Core laboratories, generous assured research funding and internationally competitive salaries.

The science produced in PSE focuses on understanding, modeling and manipulating matter at all scales (nano, meso and macroscopic levels), in all forms (bulk, thin films, divided colloids, fluid flows, the earth as system, etc.) and in interaction with external stimuli (light, heat, fluids, stresses, etc.). The knowledge produced serves to help design and engineer cutting-edge materials, technologies and systems.

The CBE program offers opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by leveraging basic discoveries in the chemical and biological sciences. Three KAUST research centers are associated with CBE: KAUST Catalysis Center, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, and Clean Combustion Research Center.

The CBE Program has open Faculty positions in the following areas of expertise:
  • Process Modeling and Design
    • Solid academic/industrial background
    • Design, optimization and cost analysis of membrane and conventional separation processes
    • Teach advanced principles of process design and control
  • Biological Engineering (Senior-level Position)
    • Development and leadership of the Biological Engineering program
    • Well-established research in areas such as biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioprocess engineering or biomedical engineering
  • Reactor Design and Process Engineering (for KAUST Catalysis Center)
    • Specialize in heterogeneous or photo catalysis
    • Scale up reactors in the field of water splitting, high temperature catalytic processes and processes for air-sensitive catalysts
    • Experience in academia, industry or both
Applicants should have a proven track record to establish a high-impact research program, and should have a commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level.

Applicants will be required to complete a brief 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.
  • Citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)
  • Copies of your most relevant publications (Maximum of five publications)

Applications received by January 31, 2017 will receive full consideration. Positions will remain open until filled.


​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.