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Cybersecurity Instructional Faculty

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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

Location King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, KSA


We are seeking a highly motivated Instructional Faculty member to join our team at the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas, with a strong background in cybersecurity. Ideal candidates will have a track record of excellence in teaching and student mentorship in an international setting at the undergraduate and graduate level. Instructional faculty are mainly expected to teach courses. Proficiency in online teaching, online course preparation and database integration is a plus. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the Instructional Faculty will have professional and administrative responsibilities such as mentoring students, proctoring placement, and admissions tests, qualifying exams, sitting on divisional committees, or any combination of the foregoing.

KAUST is committed to maintaining a diverse faculty body and encourages applications from women faculty candidates. Because of the high volume of applications we receive, only applications submitted through the online system will be considered. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, and will receive full consideration until the position is filled.

KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous baseline research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, together with unmatched living conditions for individuals and families. More information about KAUST academic programs, research activities, and community life are available at:

The CEMSE division at KAUST is recognized for its vibrant research programs and collaborative environment supported by KAUST’s international research collaboration network and KAUST’s advanced research facilities such as the Nanofabrication, the Imaging and Characterization, and the Supercomputing Core Facilities.

More information is available at:


  • Develop, design, and deliver comprehensive micro-credential courses aligned with industry standards and certification requirements.
  • Create engaging and interactive learning materials, including videos, presentations, quizzes, and hands-on activities.
  • Deliver high-quality instruction through online platforms, webinars, and in-person sessions, catering to diverse learning needs.
  • Foster a supportive and collaborative learning environment, encouraging student engagement and participation.
  • Provide timely feedback and assessment to students to monitor their progress and offer constructive guidance.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and certification updates to ensure course content remains relevant and current.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and industry experts to enhance course content and teaching methodologies.
  • Participate in faculty development programs and continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas, with a strong background in cybersecurity.
  • Strong expertise and experience in Cybersecurity.
  • Prior experience in curriculum development, instructional design, and teaching.
  • Familiarity with online learning management systems and educational technology tools.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for student success and commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry certifications related to Cybersecurity.
  • Experience teaching micro credential courses or certification preparation programs.
  • Demonstrated success in student outcomes and certification pass rates.
  • Prior experience in teaching adult learners.

Application Instructions Please submit your cover letter, resume, and any relevant teaching portfolio or certifications at

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