The newly-established Khalifa University 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 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.

The Department of Chemistry is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences comprising some 25 faculty members and laboratory staff. The Department offers a BSc in Chemistry (with tracks in Environmental, Materials and Forensic Chemistry) that was launched in August 2017. The department is also responsible for teaching chemistry to students majoring in engineering disciplines as well as those pursuing the KU Pre-Medicine Bridge program. There is also a well established MSc in Applied Chemistry program and a PhD program commencing in 2021. Detailed information can be found on the Department of Chemistry page:


The department is dedicated to supporting excellence in chemical education and research to meet the strategic needs of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the international community. We are committed to teaching and developing the next generation of scientists through a strong, innovative teaching program that equips students with skills that are useful whatever their choice of career. All our students have the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research projects that are part of the substantial research activity undertaken by faculty members in chemistry.
The department invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks. A minimum of a doctoral degree in Chemical Science is required. Candidates for the Assistant Professor post should have at least one year of postdoctoral experience in a leading laboratory and be able to demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching together with the potential to develop a high-quality program of scholarship and creative activity that is capable of gaining international recognition. For an Associate position, applicants should normally have served as an Assistant Professor for at least five years in a pre-eminent institution of higher education and have a strong record of institutional, professional, and community service. An excellent record in teaching and related activities is required along with a sustained, externally recognized record of research and scholarship, including grant capture and high-quality publications.

Applications from all areas of chemistry are welcome but preference will be given to candidates with research interests in simulation/computational chemistry, synthesis, or biological/medicinal chemistry.
Applicants should submit a complete application package by email to in a single pdf file that includes a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references. Applicants should indicate which positions they are applying for in their cover letter. Successful applicants should be available to take up the post in August 2021. Please state the above-reported reference code(s) starting with IRC 63651 in the email.

A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo, and the names and contact information of three references.

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