Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Computer Science 2023

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Faculty Positions: Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (faculty)

Location KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


The Computer Science program in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division ( at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all levels (Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor). The CS program ( contributes to create computational infrastructure and to develop and apply computational methods to a variety of areas, spanning all aspects of knowledge extraction from big data to achieve economic prosperity and improve the quality of life. All relevant research areas of Computer Science will be considered, including, but not limited to Artificial Intelligence (broadly scoped, including Machine Learning, Robotics, Data Mining, NLP, etc.), Data Science and Big Data, Computer Systems and Networking, Future Computing Paradigms (including Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Science), Human-Centered Computing, Digital Twins and Smart Cities, Resiliency and Cyber Security, High Performance Computing and Computational Biosciences.

KAUST ( is an international, graduate-only research university, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST offers superb research facilities, including the Shaheen-2 supercomputer and a large-scale virtual reality installation; generous assured research funding; and internationally competitive salaries. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges. KAUST was ranked among the top universities based on research performance and innovation outputs (e.g., KAUST ranked 1st in citations per faculty in a recent QS World University Rankings; in the SCImago Institutions Rankings, KAUST ranked 1st among Arab countries, and 24th out of 309 enlisted world-wide elite universities). KAUST’s award-winning campus has everything you need to live, work, study and play. Designed to inspire and motivate our faculty, students and staff and their families to maintain an active lifestyle, KAUST is more than a University. With state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a golf course, numerous fine dining and casual fare restaurants, an Elementary and a Secondary schools and the Red Sea just steps away, there is something for everyone (


High priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work rather than the candidate’s sub-area of specialization. Applicants on the interface of KAUST strategic initiatives, including artificial intelligence, climate and livability, resilient computing, cybersecurity and smart health are encouraged. An earned PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field, and strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals, are required. Senior candidates must have demonstrated strong leadership in the field. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate level, and to build and lead a research group of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Faculty members enjoy secure research funding from KAUST and have opportunities for additional funding through several KAUST provided sources and through industry collaborations.

Application Instructions

How to Apply:

You will be required to complete an application form and upload the following materials:

  • A complete curriculum vitae with a list of publications
  • A research plan
  • A statement of teaching interests
  • The names, affiliation, and contact information for at least 3 references for an Assistant Professor position and for at least 5 references for an Associate Professor or Full Professor position.

For more information, please contact the CS hiring committee at

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, only applications submitted through the online Interfolio form will be considered. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received and will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.

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