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Junior Faculty in Chemistry

Saudi Arabia (SA)
Tax free, full benefits including free international school for kids, commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 5, 2023

Job Details

The KAUST Chemistry (Chem) program seeks candidates at junior level who will develop a world-class competitive research program on any areas of Chemistry.

The Chem program plays a pivotal role in supporting KAUST strategic priorities in support of the Vision 2030 or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Health and Wellness, Sustainable Environment and Supply of Essential Needs, Energy and Industrial Leadership, and Economies of the Future. Applications that would strengthen our footprint in one or more of these directions will be strongly considered.

Faculty in the Chem Program conduct research on a broad range of chemistry topics addressing fundamental questions relating to energy production, water purification, and environmental protection.  The Chem Program is concerned with chemistry in all its facets including those addressed in KAUST Research Centers, particularly in Catalysis, Membranes, and Solar Energy.

About the PSE Division and KAUST

The Chemistry program is part of the Physical Science and Engineering Division that comprises seven Degree Programs: Material Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Earth Science and Engineering, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Science, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. These disciplines provide the foundation for our Division's quest to address some of the major challenges that we face in the world today, including those related to energy and the environment. Specifically, our faculty members and their research teams work on topics as diverse as: photovoltaics, super capacitors, porous materials for carbon capture and membranes, clean combustion, atmospheric modeling, new polymers and composite for smart materials and structures.

KAUST is an international graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the western shores of the Red Sea, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous baseline research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, together with unmatched living conditions for individuals and families. More information about KAUST academic programs and research activities are available at:


A relevant Ph.D. degree. Proven track record in managing a research group as well as publishing high-impact papers.


Teaching and service responsibilities

Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, including two courses per academic year. Active service to KAUST on all aspects of academic life. 


 Research Responsibilities

The University offers access to multiple sources of research funding to its Principal Investigators. The successful applicant should have an established record of publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to create a thriving research program including engaging in national and international scientific collaborations.


Application Instructions

Applicants are required to complete an online application form using the Interfolio online application system ( or  To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials:

·       a cover letter, introducing your candidacy, and explicitly stating both the position and the rank (Assistant or Associate) that the candidate is applying for, is required. The rank must be consistent with the candidate experience,

·       up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes full publication list,

·       summary of research plans,

·       statement of teaching interests,

·       the names, affiliation, and contact information for at least 3 references for an Assistant Professor position and for at least 5 references for an Associate Professor position.


PLEASE NOTE: Only complete applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, and will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. About 7000 employees. Academic research center with collaboration in petroleum industry.

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