Chemistry Faculty

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
01 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Organization Name College of Arts and Sciences      

About University            

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. With three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi, the University is home to the two internationally renowned Masdar and Petroleum Research Institutes.

Brief Description

College of Arts and Sciences

The College is distinguishing itself as a major contributor towards economic diversification within Abu Dhabi and the region, particularly through its close alignment with growing regional industries in key themes such as Energy, Aerospace, Healthcare, Transportation and Telecommunications.

The College of Arts and Sciences is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who arededicated to science education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. To serve this purpose, the College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.

Detailed Description            

About the Department

The Department of Chemistry is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences comprising some 20 academics. The Department offers a BSc. in Chemistry (with tracks in Environmental, Materials and Forensic Chemistry) that was launched in August 2017 as well as an established MSc in Applied Chemistry program that has been running for several years. The Department also provides chemistry courses for students majoring in a variety of engineering disciplines as well as for students pursuing the KU Pre-Medicine Bridge program.

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The Department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer as well as the Professorial ranks of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) and in any discipline relevant to Chemistry. Particular emphasis is placed on candidates with proven teaching and research record that matches one of our priority growth areas: Environmental Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry and Nanoscience.

Job Requirements            

The candidate is expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching experience in the above-mentioned areas. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills.

Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain active research programs that lead to peer-reviewed publications in high-impact professional journals, and provide service to the department, the university,and the profession.

Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in thematic research within one or more of the university research priority areas.

A PhD or equivalent doctorate in related discipline from an accredited institution is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with education from and/or previous service in pre-eminent institutions of higher education. 

How To Apply            

Applicants should submit an online application. In your cover letter, please indicate your specialist area, using the above disciplines as aguide, in the heading. A complete application includes curriculum vitae,teaching and research statement, cover letter, photo and the names and contact information of three references. Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

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