Open Rank Faculty Position
Reference No. IRC45569
Job Title Open Rank Faculty Position
Posting Date 11-Oct-2021
Department Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Organization Name College of Engineering
About University

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 two campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter housing two of KU’s flagship research institutes: Masdar Institute and Petroleum Institute.

Brief Description

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, which is an academic unit within the College of Engineering, offers four degree programs: BSc in Industrial and Systems Engineering; MSc in Engineering Systems and Management MEng in Health, Safety and the Environment; in addition to the PhD degree. A new graduate program in Healthcare delivery systems is being developed as well.


The Department undertakes cutting-edge research and educates students in areas such as Energy and Sustainability, Supply Chain and Logistics, Operations Research and Analytics, Manufacturing Systems, Healthcare Engineering Management, System/Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, and Econometrics. The Department is also home to the Research Center on Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management. For more information on the center please visit


Detailed information can be found at:

Detailed Description

The Department is particularly interested in motivated candidates (open rank) with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Operations Research Analytics
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Production Systems and Automation sciences
  • Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
  • Smart Buildings and Cities
  • Econometrics


The candidate is expected to have a strong research potential, demonstrated by relevant publications in high-impact journals, and teaching experience in above-mentioned areas. The candidate must also possess excellent communication skills.


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.


Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in thematic research within one or more of the university research priority areas. 

Job Requirements

A PhD 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.


Applicants should submit an online application at and also submit an online application via the portal. 


These positions will have a join date of Spring 2022 or Fall 2022. 

How To Apply A complete application includes curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, cover letter, photo, the names and contact information of four references, and copies of 5 research papers representative of the candidate’s best research contributions.
Open Rank Faculty Position