Open Rank Faculty Position
Reference No. IRC45689
Job Title Open Rank Faculty Position
Posting Date 11-Oct-2021
Department Department of Petroleum 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 Petroleum Engineering, which is an academic unit within the College of Engineering at Khalifa University, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and knowledge through teaching, research and outreach in the areas of reservoir exploration, development, and production of oil and gas. To achieve this, the Department relies on the diverse and international teaching and research experience of our faculty in formation evaluation, reservoir characterization and simulation, drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, and production engineering; in addition to the excellence of our staff, our students, our world-class facilities, and our outstanding industrial support.


Detailed information can be found at

Detailed Description

The Department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks and from disciplines relevant to Petroleum Engineering, including formation evaluation, reservoir characterization, reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, reservoir production and surface facility engineering with special emphasis on the new emerging technologies of digitization and artificial intelligence as applied to the oil and gas industry.


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


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. They are also expected to get 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