STAR (Science, Technology, and Academic/Research) faculty search at KFUPM

KFUPM has launched a new “Star Faculty” search campaign to invite high-quality applicants from the academic community worldwide to engage in its research and graduate-level teaching at the University.

Several openings are available in academic departments of KFUPM for Star Faculty positions ( Both, distinguished established faculty (Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors) and recent graduates from highly ranked reputable universities with exceptional research profile in terms of number of publications (in Q1/Q2 journals), number of citations and relatively a high h-index are encouraged to apply.

In an exciting and dynamic environment, distinguished faculty enjoy excellent research and teaching facilities and opportunities to affiliate and collaborate with funded Interdisciplinary Research Centers, and participate in grand research challenges, under the office of Vice President for Research & Innovation.



in the world in Petroleum Engineering


in Chemical Engineering


in Civil & Structural Engineering


in Electrical & Electronics Engineering


in Engineering and Technology


in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering


Ranked overall in the world

Why apply?

KFUPM is a Rising Star in Global Academics and Research

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) is a highly ranked elite university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The university is ranked 163 in QS World Rankings and has recently jumped several positions in most of its QS Subject Rankings, and is within top 100 positions in most Engineering subjects.

The strength and focus of the institution are its Engineering and Sciences programs where degrees at all levels are offered to both locals and international students. The University has recently obtained independent status and has been transforming both its academic and research programs ( Several interdisciplinary research centers (IRC) have been planned and currently over 10 centers are available for excellent faculty and researchers to affiliate and engage in groundbreaking research.

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Star Faculty

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) is a highly ranked elite university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Star Faculty

Star Faculty Training

An excellent teaching and learning environment; multiple opportunities to engage in trailblazing research.


Star faculty compete for research funding from recently launched Interdisciplinary Research Centers (IRCs) which come under the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

Policies & Procedures‎‎

Star Faculty appointments are governed by policies. Appointments are initiated by faculty sponsors via departmental administrators.

Star Faculty Benefits

Star Faculty Financial support enable Fellows to have a productive and rewarding experience.