Professor / Assistant / Associate in Earth Sciences

United Arab Emirates (AE)
28 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

JOB TITLE    Open Rank Faculty Position
POSTING DATE    13-Feb-2020
DEPARTMENT    Department of Earth Sciences
ORGANIZATION NAME    College of Arts and Science

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. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.

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

At Khalifa University, we offer students a modern educational program leading to a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Geosciences. We have a strong research effort focused on local and regional geology. The Earth Geosciences Graduate Program at Khalifa University offers students the opportunity to pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Geosciences.

The Department of Earth Sciences is an internationally recognized center of excellence in education and research in petroleum geology and geophysics, and will be the leading university center of geosciences education, continuing education, and research in the MiddleEast. The Earth Sciences Department provides high-quality education in geology and geophysics to prepare students for a wide range of successful and socially and ethically responsible professional careers.

The candidate is expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, andteaching 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 Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in Geosciences with expertise in structural geology and related disciplines 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. Proven field mapping experience and or proficiency in geo-mechanics will be considered a plus.

HOW TO APPLY    A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.

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