KHALIFA UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
14 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2022
Ref
220000H8
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description

Assistant Professor - Chemistry

Khalifa University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with three colleges, three research institutes, 20 research centers and 36 departments covering a broad range of disciplines in science, engineering, and medicine. The internationally top-ranked university has research and academic programs that address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing the UAE’s knowledge economy transformation and our rapidly evolving world.

Khalifa University’s world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. The university brings together the best in science, engineering and medicine in the UAE, to offer specialized degrees that can take promising high school graduates all the way to top-rated doctorate degree holders. It will continue to evolve with the UAE’s rapidly developing national goals and needs and nurture the innovation ecosystem required for the country’s targeted knowledge economy transformation. It aims to be a leader among international research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE's rapidly developing knowledge-based economy.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College 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, Materials Science, Aerospace, Financial Services, Healthcare, Transportation and Telecommunications. The College is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to excellence in science education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. The College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world. Our ambition is to become an internationally-recognized centre of research excellence and for research-led teaching.

The Department

The Department of Chemistry is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences comprising some 28 faculty members and laboratory staff. The Department offers a BSc. in Chemistry (with tracks in Medicinal, 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 MSc in Applied Chemistry program and, since 2020, a PhD program in Chemistry.  Detailed information can be found at:

https://www.ku.ac.ae/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department/department-of-chemistry

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. Research is conducted across diverse fields including both fundamental and applied topics covering materials, the environment, energy, and human health. Much of this is multidisciplinary and is conducted in collaboration with colleagues in other departments at Khalifa and around the world.

The Department invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. A minimum of a doctoral degree in a chemical science is required. Candidates for Assistant Professor should have three years relevant postgraduate experience with at least one-year of postdoctoral work in a leading laboratory. They should be able to demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching together with the potential to develop a high-quality program of research and scholarship that is capable of gaining international recognition.

Applications in all areas of chemistry are welcome but preference may be given to candidates with research interests in environmental, analytical/forensic, modelling/computational or biological chemistry. Informal contact can be made with the Chair of department, Prof. Gareth Price (gareth.price@ku.ac.ae).

The post is available from August 2023 (or earlier if possible). The deadline for applications is November 11th 2022. 

Applicants should submit an online application via the careers tab on the KU homepage (https://www.ku.ac.ae/#).  A complete application includes curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, cover letter addressing the job description, photograph and the names and contact information of three references. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Employee Benefits

Khalifa University offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience. Components of the compensation package include:

  • Base Wage
  • Cost of Living
  • Educational Assistance
  • Medical Plan
  • Travel Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Housing Loan

Working Environment

Faculty members at Khalifa University enjoy a unique opportunity to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s ambitious 2030 vision to transition to a knowledge-based economy. Innovation is at the heart of what Khalifa University provides, and faculty members enjoy ample opportunity to produce research and seek relevant funding opportunities.  With a strong commitment to research and teaching facilities, the University is an integral part of the UAE’s national ambition to advance science and technology throughout the UAE and the region at large.

Faculty members also benefit from a multicultural environment where faculty and staff come from over 40 countries.  Additionally, Khalifa University has active partnerships across government agencies, corporations, NGOs and other universities across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Qualifications

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have three years relevant postgraduate experience with at least one-year of postdoctoral work in a leading laboratory. They should be able to demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching together with the potential to develop a high-quality program of research and scholarship that is capable of gaining international recognition.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

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