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Faculty Position in Earth Science & Engineering Program

Date: 11/12/2013

Forwarded job announcement from P. Martin Mai, KAUST:

The Earth Sciences and Engineering (ErSE) Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has two open faculty positions at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank in the fields of:

1) Solid Earth Geophysics
2) Atmospheric Sciences

We are seeking exceptional scientists who use experimental and/or modeling approaches to address a wide range of Earth Science problems. The successful candidates should have an excellent internationally recognized scientific record, be able to lead a high impact research program, and have a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate level. The salary and research funding levels at KAUST are among the highest of any academic institution.

For more information and to apply for the position, please visit http://apptrkr.com/407013 and click on the Employment tab. Applications received by January 31, 2014 will receive full consideration and positions will remain open until filled.


KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct fundamental and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to the sustainability of water, food, energy, and the environment.

About ErSE Program

The ErSE Program, within the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, currently has eight full time faculty members, about 30 post-docs and research scientists and more than 50 graduate students. Research areas include: applications of modern computational methods to study geophysical problems associated with the atmosphere and/or ocean circulation, earthquakes, oil exploration, reservoir modeling, and subsurface phenomena. These areas are enhanced through close collaboration with some of the best geophysical and meteorological centers in the world, and advanced central research facilities including supercomputing and scientific visualization. More information about the ErSE program and research activities is available at: http://ese.kaust.edu.sa