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Professor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Nuclear Engineering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
27 Dec 2023


Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Safety & System Design

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus.

College of Engineering

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, Aerospace, Healthcare, Transportation and Telecommunications.

The College of Engineering is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to engineering education and innovation for the ultimate benefit of society. To serve this purpose, the College empowers students with a great sense of purposeful academic curiosity of the physical world and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.

About the Department

The mission of the Nuclear Engineering Department at Khalifa University is to innovate in nuclear engineering research and education to achieve the following measureable goals:

  • To provide graduates with deep knowledge and specialization in nuclear engineering
  • To enable graduates to relate nuclear engineering theory to practice
  • To equip graduates with design, problem solving, and research skills in nuclear engineering
  • To prepare graduates for careers as nuclear engineering professionals
  • To encourage graduates to pursue self-learning and personal development experiences
  • To produce graduates who will be able to contribute substantially to academia, industry, and the community

The Nuclear Engineering program has been launched in 2010 to support the UAE nuclear power program with the deployment of four APR1400 units at the Barakah site.

Barakah Nuclear Power Plant - Power Technology ( 

The Department has a vibrant team of nationally and internationally experienced faculty who have been very successful in attracting research funding over the past years.

Detailed information can be found at

About the Emirates Nuclear Technology Center (ENTC)

The Emirates Nuclear Technology Center is a joint research center operated under a cooperation agreement with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR). It addresses the present and future research requirements to support the UAE’s nuclear power program and its key stakeholders for the delivery of safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy to meet the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and the UAE National Energy Strategy 2050.

The ENTC’s mission is to conduct research in the main thematic areas of nuclear technology necessary to ensure the safe and optimal operation of the nuclear power plants and to develop the utilization of advance nuclear technology in the UAE.  ENTC’s activities are structured around four thematic areas: Nuclear Safety and Systems, Nuclear Materials and Chemistry, Radiation Safety in the Environment and Advanced Nuclear Technology.

More information can be found at

The department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks. We are seeking for candidates with demonstrated expertise in nuclear safety and system design, deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis, reactor safety analysis codes. Combined expertise in experimental studies and modeling, utilizing engineering software, such as RELAP5, TRACE, MELCOR and MAAP, as well as a solid international networking are important assets for this position. The ideal candidate should have a strong research background and experience publishing in high-impact journals, securing competitive funding, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Nuclear Engineering with a focus on nuclear reactor system design, Nuclear safety analysis, and Preliminary Safety Analysis Review. 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.

Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in thematic research within one or more of the university research priority areas.

The candidate will be an active member of the ENTC, leading or contributing to ENTC’s research projects, developing the experimental infrastructure and modeling capabilities, as well as strengthening the collaboration with national stakeholders and international partners. Being a major actor of the UAE nuclear R&D development will highly contribute to candidate’s successful career path.


Job Requirement

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. The Department has a particular (but non-exclusive) interest in applicants with research expertise in nuclear safety and system design, deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis, reactor safety analysis codes.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Faculty
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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