Faculty Positions in Earth Sciences

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

The internationally top-ranked Khalifa University of Science and Technology is the one university in the UAE with the research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific, and industrial challenges facing the UAE's knowledge economy transformation and our rapidly evolving world. Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. The university brings together the best in science, engineering, and medicine in the UAE, to offer specialized degrees that can take promising high school graduates all the way to top-rated doctorate degree holders.

About the Department

The Department of Earth Sciences is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Science. The department is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in education and research in petroleum geology and geophysics. The department offers BSc in Petroleum Geosciences, BSc in Earth and Planetary Sciences, MSc and PhD degrees in Earth Sciences.

The department currently has 11 faculty and utilizes modern instructional laboratories and classroom facilities. The department provides ample opportunities for professional growth and for close interaction with faculty and students. For additional information, please refer to https://www.ku.ac.ae/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department/department-of-earth-sciences#about

The department invites applications for faculty positions in the following disciplines:

Rock Physics, Rock Mechanics (Reference code: ES_RPHY_21)
Sedimentology, Petrology, Geochemistry (Reference code: ES_SEDG_21)
Paleobiology, Geobiology (Reference code: ES_PALEO_21)

The positions are open for Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor ranks.

Requirements: Minimum Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or closely related field and at least 2 years of subsequent experience of teaching in a university environment, including supervision of graduate and PhD students. International reputation demonstrated by a significant publication record in the relevant field is required.

Applicants should submit a complete application package by email to RecruitmentTeam@ku.ac.ae (earthscience@ku.ac.ae) in a single pdf file includes curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicant should indicate which positions they are applying in their covering letter with the reference number IRC31872 . Please state the above reported reference code(s) in the email subject. Successful applicants should be available to take up the posts in January 2022. The deadline for applications is 20 June 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Employee Benefits

Khalifa University offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience. Components of the compensation package include:

  • Base Wage
  • Cost of Living
  • Educational Assistance
  • Medical Plan
  • Travel Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Housing Loan
  • Faculty Start-up Fund for new joiners

Great Working Environment

Faculty members at Khalifa University enjoy a unique opportunity to contribute to Abu Dhabi's ambitious 2030 vision to transition to a knowledge-based economy. Innovation is at the heart of what Khalifa University provides, and faculty members enjoy ample opportunity to produce research and seek relevant funding opportunities. With a strong commitment to research and teaching facilities, the University is an integral part of the UAE's national ambition to advance science and technology throughout the UAE and the region at large.

Faculty members also benefit from a multicultural environment where faculty and staff come from over 40 countries. Additionally, Khalifa University has active partnerships across government agencies, corporations, NGOs and other universities across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

posted: 04 May 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.