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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research and Graduate Studies
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted August 14, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

POSITION Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research and Graduate Studies
DEPARTMENT Research and Graduate Studies
SCHOOL Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University
REPORTS TO Dean of Research and Graduate Studies


Technological progress and scientific discoveries have made economic activity mostly knowledge-based and have accelerated growth. It is only possible to meet all the challenges thus imposed, through decisions that are mainly based on research and studies that take into consideration the problems but also anticipate future trends and global expectations. Decision makers are in dire need for research and in-depth and futuristic studies that produce enlightened recommendations and help make the most suitable choices, while avoiding risks and overcoming challenges.

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University strives to develop human intelligence, disseminate knowledge and find solutions based on research and scientific studies of problems experienced by societies. Based on its vision and mission in serving the local and international communities, and with the expertise, potential and facilities supporting scientific research and studies, and outreach activities, the University is inviting applications for Research Center Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.


The Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Deanship of Research and Graduate Studies is a highly ranked scholar who will:

  • Carry out the duties of the position in accordance with Deanship values and standards and in line with College policies and procedures, upholding high professional standards and leading by example.

  • Integrate the Deanship value of inclusiveness into all appropriate aspects of the job, respecting the dignity and diversity of all members of the Deanship community and of visitors to the Deanship.

  • Promote the values of collegiality within the Deanship community.


  • Commit and be able to publish a minimum of six to eight publications in ISI journals per year.

  • Perform any and all other position-related duties as requested by Chair, Dean, Vice Rector, or Rector.


Suitable candidates should have earned their B.S., M.S. and PhD in any one area of engineering or sciences such as:

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Software Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

Suitable candidates should have PhD in the area of expertise and 2-4 years of research experience after the PhD and the ability to or have proposals to establish research centers and labs such as solar energy, nanofluids, cyber security, phytochemistry, robotics, etc. have a definite advantage.

Suitable candidates are expected to have excellent command of the English Language and should be familiar with technology infused academic environments.

Suitable candidates with academic rank of Associate / Full Professor must provide a letter of promotion from an academic institution with a documented due process to the rank of Associate / Full Professor.


  • High level of knowledge in the area of (Mathematics or Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering) and Research

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, both for lecturing and communicating with colleagues

  • Excellent writing skills for publishing research work

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • An aptitude for research


PMU offers an income tax-free compensation package, commensurate with rank and experience, including 12-month salary, PMU accommodation, annual vacation, and annual round-trip airfare to the home country, medical insurance and end of contract benefits.


Application to this position require a letter of interest, curriculum vita (include a recent photo; state citizenship; and links to Google Scholar & Scopus and LinkedIn profile), copy of PhD degree, statement of research and teaching interests (no more than 6 pages), and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references who may be contacted, with permission of the candidate, following initial evaluations by the search committee.

Note: Scanned copy of promotion letter/s from Assistant Professorship to your current academic rank if applying for Associate/Full Professor (if applicable);

Positions advertised on our job website and can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

  • Please mention the name of the source/website where you have seen this advertisement

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more inquiries about this position, please contact the following: (please mention the name of the source/website where you have seen this advertisement)

* For submission of applications, log-on to our career site: https://pmu.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl

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PMU reserves the right to alter, amend and add responsibilities to this position in line with the institutional needs. Changes and amendments to this job description shall be within the academic framework and the general employment conditions.

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