Chair, Petroleum Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
03 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Organization Name College of Engineering

About University

Khalifa University seeks a Department Chair in Petroleum Engineering with strong entrepreneurial and leadership experience and an outstanding record in research.

Khalifa University is an English-speaking, independent, non-profit coeducational institution serving Abu Dhabi, the region, and the world. The University is dedicated to the advancement of learning through world-class teaching and research, and to the discovery and application of knowledge in the fields of Engineering, Science and Medicine. Governed by a board of prominent UAE industry leaders and world-renowned international scholars, Khalifa University 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 our rapidly evolving world.

Khalifa University is ranked 114th in Engineering in the US News rankings and among the top 200 global universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 by Subject: Engineering and Technology, first in the UAE and second in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Offering a range of high-value bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, Khalifa University is organized into three specialized colleges Engineering, Science and Medicine. Partnering with leading universities around the world, the University has surged onto the international stage with a strong tradition of collaboration and inter-disciplinary teaching and research.

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Brief Description

Reporting to the Dean of Engineering, the Department sits within the College of Engineering, which includes 9 academic departments, with over 200 faculty and around 3000 students. The Department of Petroleum specializes in drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, production engineering and surface facility engineering. The department aims to become a leading center of excellence dedicated to serving the needs of the petroleum industry in the UAE and other global industry sponsors. Each faculty receives a generous start-up fund to kick start their research work and there are plenty of internal and external sources for research funding.

Detailed Description

Compelling candidates will be accomplished scholars who have demonstrated commitment to the highest academic and scholarly standards, are able to inspire faculty and students with pride and purpose, can serve as innovative leaders in developing high-quality programs, and will provide dedicated and established commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Job Requirements

Qualifications include full-Professor rank and a PhD in an appropriate STEM discipline with outstanding teaching credentials and postgraduate research experience. Preferred experience includes course design and development, and teaching in a technical or management discipline together with a strong research track record and scholarly activity. 

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