Faculty Positions in VCC 2016-17


The Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for faculty positions in visual computing. We particularly encourage applications by female candidates as well as applications for junior positions (Assistant professor rank), although we will consider outstanding candidates of any demographic.

KAUST is seeking candidates with an established track record of research in one of the subareas of visual computing, with visualization being a topic of particular interest. Successful candidates will have a PhD in Computer Science or related fields, as well as a strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals. Senior candidates must have demonstrated strong leadership in the field. Successful candidates will be appointed within the Computer Science program, and are expected to engage with the KAUST Visual Computing Center (VCC).

The VCC is KAUST's hub for research activities spanning all areas of visual computing, ranging including imaging, computer vision, computer graphics, and visualization, as well as interdisciplinary applications of visual computing. The VCC offers a unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment and access to superb facilities, including large-scale virtual reality installations in the KAUST Visualization Core Lab (KVL) and KAUST’s  5 Petaflop/s Shaheen-2 supercomputer.

KAUST is an international, graduate research university dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, KAUST offers superb research facilities, generous assured research funding, and internationally competitive salaries, attracting top international faculty, scientists, engineers, and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related sustainability in energy, water, food, and the environment.​

While we consider applications in all areas of visual computing, priority will be given to candidates with research interests in one of the following areas:

  • Machine Learning​
  • Visual Computing

More information about VCC is available at https://vcc.kaust.edu.sa/Pages/Home.aspx

How to Apply:

You will be required to complete a brief application form and upload a single PDF file including:

  •  A complete curriculum vitae with a list of publications
  •  A research plan
  •  A statement of teaching interests
  •  ​The names and contact information for at least 3 references for an Assistant Professor position

A list with the names and affiliation of potential referees for Associate Professor and Full Professor or Researchers who have equivalent positions in Industrial or National research laboratories.

Note: Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants who submitted through the online form will be considered. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are received, and taken into consideration until the positions are filled.