Sign In

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 Material Science and Engineering (MSE)program.

KAUST offers superb research facilities including core labs, 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 MSE program at KAUST currently has 15 full-time faculty members doing research in the areas of materials synthesis and design, inorganic/organic electronics, alternative energy, advanced characterization, computational methods, nanoscale materials and devices and other related areas. The KAUST Solar Center (KSC) that carries out cutting-edge research in solar energy is affiliated with the MSE program. Visit the MSE website for more information.

We invite applications from exceptional candidates for faculty positions at all ranks in the following areas:
  • Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites - In particular polymer-small molecule and organic-inorganic composites to maximum their performance in the applications based on their electronic, magnetic, thermoelectric and piezoelectric properties.
  • Metal-Organic Vapor Deposition - Metal Vapor Phase Epitaxy - The candidates should have extensive knowledge and experience in thin film growth and in materials characterization and applications.
  • Physics of Light Matter Interaction - Encompassing nanophotonics, plasmonics, quantum photonics, non-linear optics, nanowaveguides, active metamaterials, photonic sensors, microcavities, photonic crystals, and nano- and micro-fabricated photonic and optical devices.
  • Atom Probe Tomography - The candidates should have extensive knowledge and experience in the characterization (3D imaging and chemical composition) of materials with atomic resolution, particularly of nanocomposites and of interfaces.
  • Physics of Low Dimensional Materials - Particularly multiscale modeling, from the atomic scale to the device, of the electronic, magnetic and optical response of low dimensional materials (1D and 2D).
  • Scanning Probe and AFM Techniques - Applied to the characterization of surfaces and interfaces of materials and devices using in-situ analysis and scanning probe methods, to understand growth mechanisms, surface modifications and interfacial reactions.
Applicants should have a proven track record, a relevant Ph.D. degree and the ability to establish a high-impact research program. They should also have demonstrable commitment to 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
  • Two 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.