Assistant/Associate Professor in Chemistry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
22 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Sep 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Organization Name        Khalifa University of Science and Technology

About University

Khalifa University of Science and Technology aims to be a world-class, research-intensive institution in Aby Dhabi. Its mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering.

Its vision is 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-based economy.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, Materials Science, Aerospace, Healthcare, Transportation and Telecommunications.

The College of Arts and Sciences is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to excellence in science education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. 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. Our ambition is to become an internationally-recognized centre of research excellence and for research-led teaching.

Brief Description

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 is under development.

Detailed Description

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.

Job Requirements

The Department invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks.

 A minimum of a doctoral degree in a chemical science is required.

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have at least one year postdoctoral experience in a leading laboratory and be able to demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching together with the potential to develop a high-quality program of scholarship and creative activity that is capable of gaining international recognition.

For an Associate position, applicants should normally have served as an Assistant Professor for at least five years in a pre-eminent institution of higher education and have a strong record of institutional, professional and community service. An excellent record in teaching and related activities is required along with a sustained, externally-recognized record of research and scholarship, including grant capture and high-quality publications.

How To Apply

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