Aerospace Engineering Faculty Position
College of Engineering
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.
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 Department of Aerospace Engineering, which is an academic unit within the College of Engineering, offers a unique undergraduate degree program in Aerospace Engineering, which was ABET accredited in 2015. The Department also has a growing graduate student population, with students enrolled on both Masters and PhD programs. Currently the Department has fourteen faculty, undertaking research in areas that include computational aerodynamics, astronautics, combustion dynamics, damage detection, materials and structures, manufacturing and miniature UAVs.
Detailed information can be found at: http://www.kustar.ac.ae/pages/department-of-aerospace-engineering
The department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks and in any discipline relevant to Aerospace Engineering. While exceptional candidates in any discipline relevant to aerospace engineering are sought, particular emphasis is for top candidates with background in one or more of the following areas: aerospace structures and materials, experimental aerodynamics, atmospheric flight dynamics, spacecraft attitude dynamics and control, astronautics, and aerospace design.
The candidate is expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching experience in 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 http://www.kustar.ac.ae/pages/careers. This position will have a join date of January 2019/ August 2019. 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. Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (RecruitmentTeam@ku.ac.ae).