Open Rank Faculty Position
Reference No. IRC45709
Job Title Open Rank Faculty Position
Posting Date 24-Aug-2021
Department Department of Nuclear 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 Nuclear Engineering was launched in September 2010 and offers Nuclear Engineering as an undergraduate minor, MSc degree program, and a concentration within the PhD program in Engineering. These programs have been developed to support the UAE’s nuclear power program, launched in December 2009 with the acquisition of four APR 1400 MW nuclear power reactors from the Republic of Korea. These reactors are planned to go operational between 2017 and 2020. In providing these programs, Khalifa University is supporting the key nuclear stakeholders – Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Nawah Energy Company, and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR).

In all programs, education is underpinned by research directed to meeting the needs of the stakeholders through three research clusters – Nuclear Safety and Systems, Nuclear Materials and Chemistry, and Radiation Safety in the Environment. The University’s Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) is also supported by our faculty and is primarily focused on education, research, and technical services related to interfaces between Security, Safeguards, and Safety. This collaboration is with Abu Dhabi Polytechnic and a new academic program is under review. In addition, the Nuclear Technology Center (NTC) provides our focus for the research areas mentioned above.

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Detailed Description

The Department invites applications for faculty positions in all ranks and in any discipline relevant to Nuclear Engineering. Particular emphasis is for candidates with a background in one or more of the following areas: nuclear radiation metrology and its application in areas of nuclear safety, security, and safeguards. 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.

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’s research priority areas.

Job Requirements

A Ph.D. 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: or via the Careers 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 4 references and copies of 5 research papers representative of the candidate’s best work.
Open Rank Faculty Position