Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Coastal Habitat Resilience

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Faculty Positions: Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (faculty) 

Location King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


As part of a major initiative to strengthen its research in marine science, the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division in KAUST is seeking to expand research and innovations in the field of coastal habitat resilience. Applications for faculty positions (Assistant or Associate Professor) are invited from highly competitive candidates willing to pursue innovative research addressing fundamental questions and developing cutting–edge technology as applied to marine habitats. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Marine Science, Biological Science, or related fields, as well as a strong publication record in the top-tier venues of their respective areas. The candidate will be expected to be affiliated with KAUST’s Red Sea Research Center. KAUST is particularly interested in applications from high-caliber individuals with expertise in coastal development, climate change, adaptations to stress, ecosystem management, disturbance ecology, habitat restoration, risk mitigation, or other relevant topics. Preference will be given to candidates who can take advantage of KAUST’s unique access to the Red Sea, although it is not expected that this will be an exclusive focus. Few, if any, other universities offer the same combination of access to diverse tropical marine habitats and world-class laboratory facilities.

KAUST’s Red Sea Research Center offers a unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment and access to world-class laboratories, instrumentation, and generous funding schemes. KAUST facilities include state-of-the-art core laboratories with specializations in bioscience (including genomics and proteomics), marine operations (including aquaria and a research vessel), analytical chemistry, advanced imaging, and others. Faculty positions come with an internationally competitive salary, benefits, and start-up packages.

Please enclose a cover letter; a copy of full curriculum vitae with complete list of publications; a research statement; a teaching statement; and a list of contact information for at least 4 academic referees.

KAUST (, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Thuwal (80km north of Jeddah) in Saudi Arabia, is an international graduate-level research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through bold and collaborative research and to addressing challenges of regional and global significance. For more information about KAUST, please visit More information about the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE) is available at

The positions will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions

Please upload the following documents:

  • Up-to-date CV which includes full publication list
  • A research plan
  • A statement of teaching interests
  • A list of the names/affiliation and contact details of at least four potential referees

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