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Associate / Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2024-2025

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Program in the Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division at the 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 be considered).

Candidates in the following areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Analog integrated circuits, low-power and high-precision interface circuits, telecommunication and RF circuits, hardware for Machine Learning and AI, data converters and EDA, and edge computing. Applications in harsh environments and/or power circuits are particularly desirable
  • Power electronics, power systems, energy storage systems, electric automotive systems, smart grid technologies, high-efficiency alternative and renewable energy technologies to assure secure access to energy resources while addressing climate change concerns.
  • Embedded systems, fault-tolerant computing, hardware-friendly machine learning, low-power computing to enhance safety, efficiency and accessibility, in-vehicle computing, medical and wearable devices, modern cities, and smart industries.
  • Robotic and autonomous systems and their applications in areas like (among others) infrastructure monitoring, underwater exploration, smart manufacturing, precision agriculture, and health care.

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 we receive, 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.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is the largest at the university, with a diverse student body and a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The program, characterized by its diversity, includes 18 faculty members from 14 countries, with three female members. The faculty includes eight fellows of professional societies and nine members listed among the top 2% of cited scientists worldwide in their fields. The program is ranked #74 in the QS WUR Ranking by Subject and #100 in the USNEWS subject ranking worldwide in 2023. Fifty percent of papers from the ECE program are published in the top 10% of journals and approximately 10% in the top 1%, which is on par with the top-ranked ECE/EE programs worldwide. Supported by KAUST's international research network and advanced facilities, including the Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization, and Supercomputing Core Laboratories, the ECE program at KAUST is known for its dynamic research and collaborative environment. The engagement in translational research has led to significant funding, high-maturity research, and the launch of multiple startups. Additional information about the ECE program is available at: https://ece.kaust.edu.sa

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a private research university in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, established in 2009. It has rapidly become a leading institution in various research fields and is noted for its high research output and impact. KAUST ranked #1 globally for citations per faculty for six consecutive years, was ranked #1 university under 20 years old, and 8% of its faculty are listed as highly cited worldwide. KAUST is a graduate-level institution, offering Master's and Ph.D. programs in science and engineering. It has a diverse international community, with English as the official instruction language. The university focuses on research, has advanced facilities and laboratories, and encourages global collaborations with universities and research institutions. The campus, on the Red Sea coast, includes housing, schools, and recreational facilities. 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. More details about KAUST's academic programs, research activities, and community life are available at: https://www.kaust.edu.sa

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

Required information includes:

  • 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.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

There is no Equal Employment Opportunity Statement available for Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (faculty)

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