Petroleum Engineering Faculty – IRC45689
Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Khalifa University is a world-class, research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively.
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 Petroleum Engineering which is an academic unit within the College of Engineering at Khalifa University, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and knowledge through teaching, research and out reach in the areas of reservoir exploration, development, and production of oil and gas. To achieve this, the department relies on the diverse and international teaching and research experience of our faculty in formation evaluation, reservoir characterization and simulation, drilling Engineering, reservoir Engineering, and production Engineering; in addition to the excellence of our staff, our students, our world class facilities, and our outstanding industrial support.
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The Department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks and from disciplines relevant to Petroleum Engineering, including formation evaluation, reservoir characterization, reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, reservoir production and surface facility engineering with special emphasis on the new emerging technologies of digitization and artificial intelligence as applied to the oil and gas industry.
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 and industrial experience is a plus.
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. They are also expected to get involved in thematic research within one or more of the university research priority areas.
A Ph.D. 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 RecruitmentTeam@ku.ac.ae . This position will have a join date of Spring 2021 and Fall 2021. 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.