Professor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Chemistry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
28 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time


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 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 B.Sc. 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 M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry program and a Ph.D. program is under development.


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. The Department invites applications for faculty positions at the Full Professor rank. A minimum of a doctoral degree in chemical science is required together with an outstanding, externally-recognized record of scholarship in a pre-eminent institution of higher education.

Detailed information can be found at:


Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high standard and significant record of institutional, professional, and community service, leadership in research, teaching and service, and the successful receipt and management of funded research projects, including the supervision of research staff and students. Applications in all areas of chemistry are welcome but preference will be given to candidates with research interests in environmental radio chemistry, inorganic chemistry or biological/medicinal chemistry.


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