In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology seeks a full-time Professor of Ecosystem Restoration, Enhancement and Resilience.
As part of a University-wide strategic focus on Climate and Livability, KAUST is seeking outstanding individuals to deliver impact driven research that will push the boundaries of what is known about our planet and advance the goals of this important initiative. Amongst a number of targeted faculty hires, we are inviting applications from high-caliber candidates to build an innovative program that will bring new insights, solutions and focus to the area of terrestrial ecosystem restoration, enhancement and resilience.
The Middle East is home to some of the hottest and driest environments on Earth, with the impacts of climate change expected to exacerbate the productivity and livability related challenges of both natural and urban systems. Strategies to protect, preserve and restore terrestrial ecosystems are required to arrest and reverse the rapid decline of plant, animal and microbial biodiversity in these fragile environments.
KAUST is seeking creative and ambitious faculty who can bridge multidisciplinary fields to address the diversity of climate related issues impacting the region and to develop real-world solutions that enhance the capacity of terrestrial systems to respond to present and future stressors. Potential areas of focus might include, but are not limited to: arid- and range-lands restoration; terrestrial-coastal interfaces and their interactions; sustainable land management; soils enhancement and fortification; decarbonization through nature based solutions; and ecosystem vulnerability and species distribution assessment.