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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 Science (ChemS) program .

KAUST offers superb research facilities which include the Analytical, the Nanofabrication and Thin film and the Imaging and Characterization core laboratories, generous assured research funding and internationally competitive salaries.

The science produced in 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.

The ChemS Program is concerned with chemistry in all its facets including those addressed in KAUST Research Centers, particularly in Catalysis, Membrane, and Solar Energy and currently has 14 full-time faculty members.

The ChemS program seeks outstanding candidates in the following areas:
  • Catalysis: Heterogeneous Catalysis being very relevant to oil/gas refinery in Saudi Arabia, priority will be given to “non-classical” approach of: -petroleum refining, -petrochemistry, -new materials for heterogeneous catalysis (new porous materials with control acido-basicity, redox properties, new supports, supported or unsupported nanoparticles) knowledge of kinetics and chemical engineering is welcome.
  • Reactor design and processes: Research in reactor design and process engineering aiming at scaling up from micro-reactor to commercial applications. Priority will be given to candidates with focus on catalysis and membranes. Candidates should have a strong program and experience in process design.
  • Polymer Engineering and Processing: Design, synthesis and engineering of polymers is key to industrial applications for Saudi Arabia. Emphasis will be placed on Polymer Reaction Engineering, Polymer Production Technology, Polymer Property Characterization, Polymer Property Modification/Optimization and/or Polymer Processing/Rheology.
Applicants should have a proven track record to establish a high impact research program and 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 and 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