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Professor/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Computing and Mathematical Sciences

About Khalifa University

Khalifa University is ranked 181st in the QS World University Rankings 2023, and the top University in the UAE, with a range of research and academic programs designed to address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing our rapidly evolving world.

Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. Our research and academic activities cover a broad range of disciplines in engineering, science and medicine through our three colleges.

Khalifa University’s research relates to key focus sectors of relevance to the UAE’s strategic economic growth and the technology platforms that serve as foundations for these sectors. The University’s research priorities are addressed in two categories — “verticals” and “horizontals” — which jointly cover specific industry and sector needs, technical platforms and expertise.

KU’s focus sectors are Clean and Renewable Energy, Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Water and Environment, Healthcare, Aerospace, and Supply Chain and Logistics. Research in these sectors is enhanced by our research platforms of Robotics, AI and Data Science, Information and Communication Technologies, and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing as well as Fundamental Sciences.

Job Purpose

The responsibilities of faculty members shall be an appropriate combination of:

a) Dissemination of knowledge through undergraduate and / or graduate teaching; and
b) Research, scholarly or other creative activities; and
c) University, community and proferssional services

Operational Responsibilities


  • Teach at undergraduate and graduate level in subject areas and on time schedules allocated by the Chair of Department
  • Prepare teaching material including course outline, syllabus and lesson plans. Revise the subject matter on a regular basis as appropriate for that subject
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum
  • Provide students with detailed syllabus, methods of instruction and evaluation in their courses
  • Engage in the selection of textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses
  • Monitor students’ performance in their subject areas and provides remedial classes when necessary
  • Set and mark exams, coursework, assignments, laboratory work, homework, and any other relevant activity
  • Use up-to-date instructional technology and ensure the delivery is clear and consistent
  • Supervise students’ research and practical work and of their theses preparation, as well as participate in evaluation of their theses
  • Participate in professional peer reviews
  • Supervise teaching internships
  • Develop and improve their scholarly competence and effectiveness as teachers within their area of expertise

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities:

  • Carry out research and produces publications, or other research outputs, in line with personal objectives agreed in the review process
  • Engage in scholarly or creative activities in their area of expertise and makes results available for critical peer review
  • Deliver papers at professional association meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Participate in panels at regional and international meetings of professional organizations
  • Identify and successfully bid for external funding and grants
  • Actively raise the Department and Faculty’s profile, internally and externally
  • Participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department
  • Collaborate with colleagues, both within and outside the University, in conducting and managing research and consultancy activities

Academic Service:

  • Contribute to departmental, or University-wide working groups or committees as requested
  • Contribute to student recruitment, retention and placement efforts
  • Foster service by contributing to the community at large in participatory, developmental or advisory capacity
  • Support and participate in student organization activities
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed
  • Contribute to the academic community through peer review, editorial roles, and professional organizations.
  • Engage in outreach, collaboration, and public engagement activities.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager


Assistant Professor: Ph.D. + A minimum of 2 years of experience relevant to the position and proven research potential.

Associate Professor: Ph.D. + A minimum of 8 years of experience relevant to the position, out of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor.

Professor: Ph.D. + A minimum of 10 years of experience relevant to the position, out of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Associate Professor

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

Closing Date 30 August 2024

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