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Research Professor, Deanship of Research Development
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2019
Title Research Professor, Deanship of Research Development
University Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Al Khobar, Eastern, Saudi Arabia
Department Deanship of Research Development
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Research Professor
  • Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering - Other

POSITION Research Professor
DEPARTMENT Research and Graduate Studies
SCHOOL Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University
REPORTS TO Dean of Research and Graduate Studies


Technological progress and scientific discoveries have made economic activity mostly knowledge-based and have accelerated growth. It is only possible to meet all the challenges thus imposed, through decisions that are mainly based on research and studies that take into consideration the problems but also anticipate future trends and global expectations. Decision makers are in dire need for research and in-depth and futuristic studies that produce enlightened recommendations and help make the most suitable choices, while avoiding risks and overcoming challenges.

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University strives to develop human intelligence, disseminate knowledge and find solutions based on research and scientific studies of problems experienced by societies. Based on its vision and mission in serving the local and international communities, and with the expertise, potential and facilities supporting scientific research and studies, and outreach activities, the University is inviting applications for Research Professor in the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.


The Research Professor in the Deanship of Research and Graduate Studies is a highly ranked scholar who will:

  • Be responsible for leading the research culture in PMU. The main focus of the job will involve their own research activities in their area of expertise in addition to presenting research findings at conferences worldwide.
  • Be required to seek external funding for their research activities to enhance the prestige and visibility of PMU and to initiate research projects with local industries, government agencies and the community.
  • Be expected to take part in the strategic planning and decision making of PMU’s Deanship of Research.


  • Lead in research in the field of Mathematics or Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Acquire in-depth expertise in the leadership of scientific research projects and experience of organizing interdisciplinary scholarly events.
  • Collaborate with faculty and students on research topics of common interest.
  • Help in teaching one course or two as needed.
  • Become an ambassador for the Deanship of Research, for example through publications, outreach activities, and through presentations at workshops and conferences.
  • Publish at least ten ISI journal papers per year in the relevant areas, and to manage some of PMU’s Research activities including regular international meetings, visits of senior scholars, and scientific advisory boards.
  • Write research proposals and generate some external funding and lead groups or teams of research personnel.
  • Help to build and develop the existing PMU faculty team of senior scholars and offer them the opportunity to build international collaborations using his/her own contacts and networks.


Suitable candidates should have earned their Ph.D. degree in area of experience or equivalent (Mathematics / Chemistry/ Mechanical Engineering). Also required, are the ability to demonstrate scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of PMU.

Suitable candidates should have a minimum 4 years of post-doctoral experience in an academic career and proven track record of funding acquisition through grants and/or contracts.

Suitable candidates should have extensive experience managing multidisciplinary research teams, high publication rate in ISI high impact peer-reviewed journals with mentoring experience with trainees to achieve career goals.

Suitable candidates are expected to have excellent command of the English Language and should be familiar with technology infused academic environments.

Suitable candidates with academic rank of Associate / Full Professor must provide a letter of promotion from an academic institution with a documented due process to the rank of Associate / Full Professor.


  • High level of knowledge in the area of (Mathematics or Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering) and Research
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, both for lecturing and communicating with colleagues
  • Excellent writing skills for publishing research work
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • High commitment to research


PMU offers an income tax-free compensation package, commensurate with rank and experience, including 12-month salary, PMU accommodation, annual vacation, and annual round-trip airfare to the home country, medical insurance and end of contract benefits.


Application to this position require a letter of interest, curriculum vita (include a recent photo; state citizenship; and links to Google Scholar & Scopus and LinkedIn profile), unofficial copy of Ph.D. Diploma, statement of research and teaching interests and a portfolio (no more than 20 pages long) that includes representative professional work depicting evidence of research, teaching activities; a narrative of administrative and leadership philosophy including a statement of past and proposed efforts to enhance diversity as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references who may be contacted, with permission of the candidate, following initial evaluations by the search committee

Positions advertised on our job website and can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

For submission of applications, log-on to our career site:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

  • Please mention the name of the source/website where you have seen this advertisement
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more inquiries about this position, please contact the following: (please mention the name of the source/website where you have seen this advertisement)

Note: In the event if any error occurred during the online application submission, please forward your application materials to the email IDs below and specify clearly in the email subject line the position applied for and the name of the website.

Global Engagement:
Ms. Shazia Sammer
Ms. Tedda Jane Castro
Ms. Rania Sinno


PMU reserves the right to alter, amend and add responsibilities to this position in line with the institutional needs. Changes and amendments to this job description shall be within the academic framework and the general employment conditions.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Ms. Shazia Sammer
    Global Engagement Department
    Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
    Al Khobar, Eastern
    Saudi Arabia


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