Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Nuclear Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
07 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Nuclear Engineering was launched in September 2010 and offers Nuclear Engineering as an undergraduate minor, M.Sc. degree program, and a concentration within the Ph.D. program in Engineering. These programs have been developed to support the UAE’s nuclear power program, launched in December 2009 with the acquisition of four APR 1400 MW nuclear power reactors from the Republic of Korea. These reactors are planned to go operational between 2017 and 2020.

In providing these programs, Khalifa University is supporting the key nuclear stakeholders – Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Nawah Energy Company, and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). In all programs, education is underpinned by research directed to meeting the needs of the stakeholders through three research clusters – Nuclear Safety and Systems, Nuclear Materials and Chemistry, and Radiation Safety in the Environment. The University’s Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) is also supported by our faculty and is primarily focused on education, research, and technical services related to interfaces between Security, Safeguards, and Safety. This collaboration is with Abu Dhabi Polytechnic and a new academic program is under review. In addition, the Nuclear Technology Center (NTC) provides our focus for the research areas mentioned above.

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The Department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks and in any discipline relevant to Nuclear Engineering. Particular emphasis is for candidates with a background in one or more of the following areas: nuclear radiation metrology and its application in areas of nuclear safety, security, and safeguards. The candidate is expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching 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.


A Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in related discipline 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. 

Required experience:

Assistant Professor - Minimum of 3 years experience relevant to the position and proven research potential.

Associate Professor - Minimum of 8 years teaching experience or postgraduate research experience, out of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor.

Professor - Minimum of 10 years teaching and postgraduate research experience, out of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Associate Professor and have demonstrated high standards in teaching, advising, and research.

Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Faculty
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time Day Job