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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Cybersecurity and Dependability: 2023-2024


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) in the broad areas of Cybersecurity and Dependability.

These openings are in context with the recently created Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (RC3). The RC3 center is a research unit aiming at developing the emerging area of Resilient Computing in symbiosis with classic Cybersecurity paradigms, fulfilling the innovative vision followed by an increasing number of stakeholders that “(Cyber) Resilience is the Cybersecurity of the XXI century”.


KAUST is an international, graduate-only research university with researchers from over 100 nationalities, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia less than an hour drive north of Jeddah. KAUST offers outstanding research facilities, internationally competitive salaries, and generous research funding from KAUST as well as other funding opportunities through industry collaborations. 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 has an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play that is designed to inspire and motivate students, employees and their families to maintain an active lifestyle. The community members enjoy elementary and secondary schools, health clinic, on-demand as well as scheduled transportations, thematic community clubs, as well as several fitness and outdoor sports installations including sea-faring sports. On the cultural and leisure side, KAUST fosters the arts with a performance theater for concerts and plays as well as a movie theater, besides numerous dining options and the Red Sea just steps away, information may be found here.


We welcome candidates with a PhD in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas, with a strong background in the theory and practice of one or more of Security/ Privacy, Dependability/ Fault Tolerance, of Distributed Systems and Networks and/or Real-Time and Embedded Systems.

We require documented experience about systems knowledge of one or more of: cloud/Internet computing and communication; peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructures; blockchain and ledger technology; cyber-physical and Internet-of-Things systems (CPS, IoT); software-defined and/or vehicular networking (SDN, VN); digital health technologies. 

We consider,as anadvantage, documented research experience in design, verification, and/or evaluation, in one or more of the following sub-areas: dependable and/or secure distributed systems and networks; trusted computing and execution environments; dependable and/or secure distributed blockchain and ledger systems. 

Applicants should show exceptional research merit, including strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals, as well as research projects experience. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. High priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work proposal. We consider as an advantage, track record – according to the candidate’s career experience – in team leading, mentoring PhD candidates, research project definition and management, graduate-level teaching, research collaboration with industrial partners. Senior candidates must have demonstrated strong leadership and reputation in their field. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at graduate level, as well as build and lead a research group of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Application Instructions

How to Apply

Please complete the Interfolio application form and upload the following materials:

  • Complete curriculum vitae, with your personal details and contact address, with a list of projects, full list of publications, and other achievements, as well as clear evidence of documented experience in the research areas and sub-areas requested above.
  • A research plan, in context with the strategic lines of the RC3 center.
  • A statement of teaching interests.
  • The names and contact information for at least 3 references.

For more information, please contact us via email at:, Subject: CYBERSECURITY - FACULTY APPLICATIONS. 

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, only applications submitted through the online Interfolio form will be considered. Please refer to the interfolio links at RC3-Apply

Applications will be received and evaluated through rolling cut-off date periods (please see below) until all positions are filled. The review committee will put the best effort to inform all applicants of the status of their applications, within a reasonable delay after each cut-off date.  

Next cut-off date for applications: September 30th, 2023. 

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to submit your application. 

Positions are Open Until Filled. 

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