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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Computer Science 2024

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  

Description

The Computer Science (CS) program in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division (https://cemse.kaust.edu.sa) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered). The CS program (http://cs.kaust.edu.sa) 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 Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Robotics, Data Mining, etc.), Data Science and Big Data, Computer Systems and Networking, Future Computing Paradigms, Human-Centered Computing, Digital Twins and Smart Cities, Resiliency and Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Computational Biosciences.

Candidates with portfolios that align with Saudi Arabia’s national priorities for research, development, and innovation (RDI), namely, Health and Wellness, Sustainability and Essential Needs, Energy and Industrials, and Economies of the Future will be given the utmost priority (see also https://www.rdia.gov.sa/index.en.html).

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those submitted through the online form will be considered. Applications will receive full consideration if submitted on or before December 31st and until the positions are filled.

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 particularly 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 commensurate to their level of experience and have opportunities for additional funding through several sources provided directly by KAUST, by the RDI Authority (https://www.rdia.gov.sa/index.en.html), and through industry collaborations.

KAUST (https://www.kaust.edu.sa) is an international, graduate-only research university, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. It has a diverse international community, with English as the official instruction language. KAUST offers superb research facilities, including the upcoming Shaheen-3 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 ranked 1st globally for citations per faculty for six consecutive years, was ranked 1st university under 20 years old, and 8% of its faculty are listed as highly cited worldwide. KAUST provides full financial support to its students, covering tuition, accommodation, and a living stipend. Additionally, it strives to drive regional innovation and economic development through its technology commercialization arm and numerous spin-off startups.

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 (https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en/live).

Qualifications

We are particularly interested in candidates with educational backgrounds from distinguished institutions of higher learning or those who have previously contributed to such institutions. Ideal candidates will possess a Ph.D. degree, exceptional research potential, the ability to attract external research funding and a strong dedication to teaching. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive employment benefits, and access to ample research funding opportunities to address industry-relevant projects. At KAUST, we embrace diversity and encourage applications from female faculty candidates. We are committed to cultivating a diverse faculty body and contributing to our vibrant academic community.

Candidates with portfolios that align with Saudi Arabia’s national priorities for research, development, and innovation (RDI), namely, Health and Wellness, Sustainability and Essential Needs, Energy and Industrials, and Economies of the Future will be given the utmost priority (see also https://www.rdia.gov.sa/index.en.html).

Application Instructions

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

  • A cover letter;
  • A complete curriculum vitae with a list of publications;
  • Research statement (max 5 pages) and teaching statement (max 2 pages);
  • The names and contact information for at least 3 (preferably 5) references.

For more information, please contact the CS hiring committee at cs.search@kaust.edu.sa.

Only applications submitted through the online Interfolio form will be considered. Applications will receive full consideration if submitted on or before December 31st and until the positions are filled.

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