Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Computer Science 2023 job with KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Faculty Positions: Division of Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Science and Engineering (Faculty)

Location KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Opening date August 30, 2022

The description

The Computer Science, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division ( program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for several professorships at all levels (Full, associate professor and assistant professor). The CS program ( helps to create a computing infrastructure and to develop and apply computational methods in various fields, covering all aspects of knowledge extraction from big data to achieve economic prosperity and improving the quality of life. All relevant research areas of computer science will be considered, including but not limited to artificial intelligence (broadly defined, including machine learning, robotics, data mining, NLP, etc.), Data Science and Big Data, Computer Systems and Networks, Future Computing Paradigms (including Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Science), Computer-centric Computing man, digital twins and smart cities, resilience and cybersecurity, high performance computing and computational biosciences.

KAUST ( is an international graduate-only research university located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST offers superb research facilities, including the Shaheen-2 supercomputer and a full-scale virtual reality facility; generous research funding assured; and internationally competitive salaries. KAUST attracts the best professors, scientists, engineers, and international students to conduct curiosity-driven, goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing science and technology challenges. KAUST has been ranked among the top universities based on research performance and innovation output (e.g. KAUST ranked 1st for faculty citations in a recent QS World University Rankings; in the Institutions Ranking SCImago, KAUST ranked 1st among Arab countries and 24th out of 309 enlisted world elite universities). KAUST’s award-winning campus has everything you need to live, work, study and play. Designed to inspire and motivate our faculty, students, staff and their families to maintain an active lifestyle, KAUST is more than a university. With state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a golf course, numerous fine and casual restaurants, primary and secondary schools, and the Red Sea just steps away, there’s something for everyone (https://www.kaust


High priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the nominee’s work rather than the nominee’s sub-area of ​​specialization. Applicants interface with KAUST’s strategic initiatives, including artificial intelligence, climate and livability, resilient computing, cybersecurity, and smart health are encouraged. A completed PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related field, and a strong publication record in leading conferences and journals are required. Senior applicants should have demonstrated strong leadership in the field. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses and build and lead a research group of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Faculty members benefit from secure research funding from KAUST and have additional funding opportunities through several sources provided by KAUST and through industry collaborations.

Application instructions

How to register:

You will need to complete an application form and upload the following documents:

  • A complete curriculum vitae with a list of publications
  • A research project
  • A declaration of educational interests
  • The names, affiliation and contact details of at least 3 references for an assistant professor position and at least 5 references for an associate professor or full professor position.

For more information, please contact the CS Hiring Committee at

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only applications submitted via the Interfolio online form will be considered. Applications will be assessed upon receipt and given full consideration until positions are filled.

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