King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology (KAUST)
Faculty Openings in Computer Science
and Applied Mathematics
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is being established in
Saudi Arabia as an international graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement that will benefit the region and the world. As
an independent and merit-based institution and one of the best endowed universities
in the world, KAUST intends to become a major new contributor to the global network
of collaborative research. It will enable researchers from around the globe to work together to solve challenging scientific and technological problems. The admission of
students, the appointment, promotion and retention of faculty and staff, and all the
educational, administrative and other activities of the University shall be conducted on
the basis of equality, without regard to race, color, religion or gender.
KAUST is located on the Red Sea at Thuwal (80km north of Jeddah). Opening in September 2009, KAUST welcomes exceptional researchers, faculty and students from
around the world. To be competitive, KAUST will offer very attractive base salaries
and a wide range of benefits. Further information about KAUST can be found at
KAUST invites applications for faculty position at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full) in
Applied Mathematics (with domain applications in the modeling of biological, physical, engineering, and financial systems) and Computer Science, including areas such
as Computational Mathematics, High-Performance Scientific Computing, Operations
Research, Optimization, Probability, Statistics, Computer Systems, Software Engineering, Algorithms and Computing Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Graphics, Databases,
Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision and Perception, Robotics, and BioInformatics (this list is not exhaustive). KAUST is also interested in applicants doing
research at the interface of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics with other science and engineering disciplines. High priority will be given to the overall originality
and promise of the candidate’s work rather than the candidate’s sub-area of specialization within Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
An earned Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Mathematics, Computational Science and Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, or a
related field, evidence of the ability to pursue a program of research, and a strong commitment to graduate teaching are required. A successful candidate will be expected to
teach courses at the graduate level and to build and lead a team of graduate students in
Master’s and Ph.D. research.
Applications should be submitted in a pdf format and include a curriculum vita, brief
statements of research and teaching interests, and the names of at least 3 references for
an Assistant Professor position, 6 references for an Associate Professor position, and 9
references for a Full Professor position. Candidates are requested to ask references to
send their letters directly to the search committee. Applications and letters should be
sent via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The review of applications
will begin immediately, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications
as soon as possible; however, applications will continue to be accepted until December
2009, or all 10 available positions have been filled.
In 2008 and 2009, as part of an Academic Excellence Alliance agreement between KAUST
and Stanford University, the KAUST faculty search committee consisting of professors
from the Computer Science Department and the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University, will evaluate applicants for the faculty positions at KAUST. However, KAUST will be responsible for all hiring decisions, appointment offers, recruiting, and explanations of employment benefits. The recruited faculty
will be employed by KAUST, not by Stanford. Faculty members in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science recruited by KAUST before September 2009 will be hosted at
Stanford University as Visiting Fellows until KAUST opens in September 2009.
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