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Assistant Professor in Plant Biology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia (SA)
KAUST offers internationally competitive salaries and attractive benefits.
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Environmental Science
Job Type
Faculty Member, Professor
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

The Plant Science Program in the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for faculty positions in Plant Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates covering plant physiology/biotechnology and plant-soil-microbe interactions, including modeling aspects of each, which link into both basic research and the new KAUST Strategy Accelerating Impact. The Plant Science Program at KAUST is currently composed of 10 Faculty bridging developmental biology to plant breeding.


Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong publication record in top-tier journals. They are expected to excel in their research and to establish an internationally visible research program that demonstrates focus, independence, and potential for impact. A strong commitment towards postgraduate teaching in areas that are relevant to the Plant Science Program and student advising is expected.


About KAUST: KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Located in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern shores of the Red Sea, KAUST provides an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play, and offers superb research facilities, with guaranteed baseline research funding, infrastructure support, entrepreneurship opportunities and internationally competitive salaries. For more information about KAUST, please visit More information about the BESE Division and the Plant Science Program is available at


Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but applications will begin being reviewed by July 24th, 2024. Interested candidates should upload the following materials:

  •  A cover letter
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, including a full publication list
  • Statement of research interests (5 pages maximum)
  • Statement of teaching interests (2 pages maximum), including teaching philosophy and an outline of 2 planned graduate teaching courses
  • Copies of most relevant publications (maximum of five)
  • Names and contact information of 3-5 referees. Referees must be acknowledged experts in the field and predominantly from academia

Please contact Prof. Simon Krattinger (, Chair of the Plant Science Program, or Prof. Salim Al-Babili (, Associate Dean of BESE, for any questions regarding these positions.


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