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Assistant Professor positions – Solid Earth Geophysics

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Saudi Arabia, Asia
Competitive salary
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Solid Earth Geophysics, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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Education Level
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No Relocation
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The Department of Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences (CPG) invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions in Solid Earth Geophysics in any sub-domain such as  mining geophysics, exploration/applied geophysics including upcoming technologies such as DAS and scaled laboratory experiments, computational geophysics and geodynamics, with highly quantitative and innovative domains (machine learning, data analytics, etc.) being preferred. We seek two outstanding individuals to boost the Department’s reputation for cutting-edge research and dedicated teaching.

The Department has a strong tradition and international reputation in applied undergraduate and graduate education and offers accredited B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in geology and geophysics. The Department has 19 full-time faculty, three lecturers, five post-docs, five supporting staff, and approximately 66 undergraduate majors and 86 graduate students. In addition, programs are enhanced through close collaboration with the Department of Petroleum Engineering within the College and with other departments on campus. Information about KFUPM, CPG, and the Department can be found at

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong and vibrant research program and build up their international reputation through publication, in addition to undergraduate and graduate teaching, directing graduate research, and supervising thesis projects.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Solid Earth Geophysics preferably with Post-Doctoral experience, and have at least five high-quality papers in international journals and a strong early career researcher citation count or other evidence for high research impact potential. The successful candidates will have demonstrated success or evidence for high-quality research and scholarship. Research interests should complement and support existing campus programs. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for successful teaching and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. KFUPM and CPG provide an attractive benefits package, including free on-campus housing, fully paid health insurance, dependent education aid, and paid tickets for annual repatriation holidays. In addition, the annual contract includes two months of paid summer holiday.

How to Apply: Applicants must send a cover letter, a statement of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae containing citation statistics (h-index and citations) on google scholar and Scopus with links provided plus a complete list of publications and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references to: College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences, Human Resources Office, KFUPM, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia. Preference is for email submissions to and to or Via the APPLY button

Applications will be received starting May 01, 2022; application closing date is May 31, 2022.

Further Information: Further questions by qualified potential applicants can be addressed to Prof. Peter Mora,


The vast petroleum and mineral resources of the Kingdom pose a complex and exciting challenge for earth scientists. To meet this challenge, KFUPM has established the Earth Sciences Department to graduate professional geoscientists who can contribute effectively to the leadership and service in the Kingdom’s petroleum and mineral industries. The Department has a 50-year tradition of excellence in undergraduate & graduate education, and research. We offer Bachelor degrees in Geology and Geophysics and Master's degrees in Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Sciences and also offer PhD degree in Geology. Our undergraduate programs are accredited by the Geological Society of London (GSL). The practical emphasis and comprehensive content of our graduate programs attract students of all backgrounds from Saudi Arabia and overseas. Our students have achieved international awards such as the Imperial Barrel Award, the SEG Challenge Bowl, and many of our alumni are highly placed in the local industries and government agencies. The Department has a variety of teaching and research laboratories. Our proximity to Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Weatherford, CGG, and Baker Hughes provides additional opportunities for collaborative research. Our Department has established a collaborative link with Stanford University that includes funding opportunities and joint field trips. The Department provides a supportive atmosphere for conducting independent research.

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