Professor of Structural Geology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Faculty Positions: Physical Science and Engineering Division (faculty): Earth Science and Engineering Program 

Location King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


We seek candidates who develop a competitive research program on high-resolution coupled ocean-atmosphere Regional Modeling of the Middle East Climate with a focus on effects of dust on radiative fluxes, cloud processes, and extreme events.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in meteorology, physics, climate science, or a closely related field, postdoc experience in regional climate modeling, and a solid publication list.

This position is to support the KAUST Climate Environment & Sustainability Initiative, the design of regional adaptation/mitigation measures in light of on-going climate change, the exploration of the solar- and wind-energy potential in the Kingdom, and natural/anthropogenic hazards management.[MMM1]

The ErSE program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology currently has fourteen full-time faculty members, over 50 postdoctoral fellows and research scientists and more than 70 graduate students. Research areas include applications of modern computational methods (including machine learning) to study geophysical problems associated with atmosphere and ocean circulation, crustal deformation and earthquakes, seismic wave phenomena, oil exploration, reservoir modeling and subsurface phenomena. In addition, ErSE faculty study geological processes related to active volcanism and the geology of Saudi Arabia. These areas are enhanced through close collaboration with some of the best geophysical and meteorological centers in the world, and through KAUST’s advanced central research facilities, including supercomputing and scientific visualization.

PSE division invites applications for faculty position at Assistant, Associate Professor and Full Professor ranks.

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A relevant Ph.D. degree. Proven track record in managing a research group as well as publishing high-impact papers.

Teaching and service responsibilities

Commitment to high-quality teaching at the graduate level, including generally two courses per academic year. Active service to KAUST on all aspects of academic life. 

Research Responsibilities

The University offers access to multiple sources of research funding to its Principal Investigators. The successful applicant should have an established record of publishing high-impact papers, and is expected to create a thriving research program including engaging in national and international scientific collaborations.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to complete an online application form using the Interfolio online application system ( To prevent any delays in reviewing your application, you will need to upload the following materials:

  • A cover letter, introducing your candidacy, and explicitly stating both the position and the rank (Assistant, Associate, Full) that the candidate is applying for, is required. The rank must be consistent with the candidate experience.
  • Up-to-date curriculum vita which includes full publication list
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching interests
  • A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of at least four potential referees
  • Copies of most relevant publications (Maximum of five)
  • Two citation reports (Web of Science and Scopus)


Only complete applications submitted through the online application system will be considered. Applications received by the advertised deadline will receive full consideration. However, positions will remain open until filled.

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