Professor, Department of Chemistry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Thursday, 11 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 11 December 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

(Professor)  -(Academic Sector)


The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

The Department of Chemistry is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences comprising some 25 faculty members and laboratory staff.  The Department offers a BSc. in Chemistry (with tracks in Environmental, Materials and Forensic Chemistry) that was launched in August 2017. The department also teaches chemistry to students majoring in engineering disciplines as well as those pursuing the KU Pre-Medicine Bridge program. There is also a well established MSc in Applied Chemistry program and a PhD program starts in 2021.  Detailed information can be found at:

The department is dedicated to supporting excellence in chemical education and research to meet the strategic needs of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the international community. We are committed to teaching and developing the next generation of scientists through a strong, innovative teaching program that equips students with skills that are useful whatever their choice of career. All our students have the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research projects which are part of the substantial research activity undertaken by Faculty members in chemistry.


The Department invites applications for faculty positions at the Full Professor rank. A minimum of a doctoral degree in a chemical science is required together with an outstanding, externally-recognized record of scholarship in a pre-eminent institution of higher education. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high standard and significant record of institutional, professional, and community service, leadership in research, teaching and service, and the successful receipt and management of funded research projects, including the supervision of research staff and students and publication of high impact outputs.

Applications in all areas of chemistry are welcome but preference will be given to candidates with research interests in simulation/computational chemistry, synthesis, or biological/medicinal chemistry.

Applicants should submit a complete application package 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. Successful applicants should be available to take up the post in January 2022.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Professor
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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