Professor in Physics

Abu Dhabi (AE)
04 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title   Physics Faculty

Location   AE

Organization Name    College of Science

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University of Science and Technology endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description

College of Arts and Sciences

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 Arts and Sciences is a vibrant community of academic scholars, students and staff who are dedicated to science 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 and appreciation of the social and environmental context within a rapidly changing world.

Detailed Description

About the Department

The Department of Physics is currently an academic unit within the College of Science comprising some 16 academics. The department is responsible for providing teaching in physics to students majoring in engineering disciplines. The department is currently planning a new B.Sc. in Physics as well as new graduate programs.

Detailed information can be found at:

The department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks up to Full Professor/Chair and in any discipline relevant to Physics. Particular emphasis will be placed on candidates with a background in one or more of the following areas: Experimental and Theoretical Condensed and Soft Matter Physics, Biophysics, Quantum Computing and Elementary Particle and Nuclear Physics.

Job Requirements

The candidate is expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching experience in the above-mentioned areas. 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.

A PhD 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.  

How To Apply

Applicants should submit an online application at  This position will have a join date of August 2018. All applicants should submit an online application via the portal.  A complete application includes curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, cover letter, photo and the names and contact information of three references.  

Please submit your application before the deadline of 31st July 2018.