Professor/Chair in Petroleum Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
12 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About University

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.

Brief Description

  • The Chair is responsible for developing and implementing department plans and procedures as well as
  • Ensure the continuity of long‐term planning and operational execution in educational, research, and administrative activities for academic programs.

Detailed Description

Strategic Responsibilities

Contribute to the development of the Department's strategy, as well as annual business plans.Contribute to the development of the Department's policies and procedures, in line with the overall business objectives of the University, ensuring they promote leading practices and excellence.Contribute to the development and management of the Department’s budgets and report back on a timely basis to ensure that divergences are addressed promptly.

Operational Responsibilities

Academic Programs and Policies

  • Work with Dean and Associate Dean to plan, develop, implement, assess and improve all academic policies for the Department which is aligned to the University’s Vision and Mission.
  • Develops and delivers new undergraduate and graduate programs in the related field.
  • Leads curriculum development for the department along with accreditation guidelines; works with faculty to establish learning objectives and outcomes; oversees assessment and ongoing curricular revisions based on assessment outcomes. 


  • Works with the Dean and Associate Dean to develop research plan based on priorities in order to contribute to the overall research plan of the College.
  • Provides leadership to the research relevant to the Department.

Administrative & People Management

  • Manages faculty and staff by clarifying job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising performance; coaches, counsels and actively participates in the departmental employees ‘Induction, mentoring and professional development.
  • Schedules and assigns faculty workload allowing for an appropriate and differentiated mix of teaching, research, scholarship, and service.
  • In consultation with the Dean and Associate Dean, actively works with the Office of Human Resources to recruit and retain high quality faculty and staff for the department.
  • Communicates the College’s and University's strategic goals and new policy developments to employees of the department.
  • Recommends promotions, salary adjustments and other personnel actions to the Dean and Associate Dean.
  • Provide information or prepare reports as and when needed.    

Job Requirements

  • PhD. in an appropriate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with education from pre‐eminent institutions of higher education.
  • Full Professor with a minimum of 12 years teaching and postgraduate research experience, out of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Professor.
  • Preferred experience in course design, development and teaching in a technical or management discipline along with 5 years and more of a research and scholarly activity.
  • A record of leadership showing interpersonal skills and organizational ability, strong research background and funding records with recognized professional accomplishments in relevant academic department, and a commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels are required.

How To Apply

Applicants should submit an online application at

This position will have a join date of spring 2019. All applicants should submit an online application via the portal.  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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