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Reputable schools: April, May, June, JEAP Lecturer Positions: 2-year renewable contracts - Dhahran, Kingdom Saudi Arabia
Posted By: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2013, at 2:23 p.m.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS
College of Applied & Supporting Studies
BOX 38, DHAHRAN 31261,
EAP Lecturer Positions: 2-year renewable contracts
APPLICANTS MUST BE MALE, NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH, HAVE A DEGREE FROM AN ANGLOPHONE UNIVERSITY, AN INTERNATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED TEFL QUALIFICATION AND TERTIARY-LEVEL TEACHING EXPERIENCE.
Higher education in Saudi Arabia is segregated by sex and, since KFUPM is a male-only university, all candidates for teaching positions must be male. We are interested in well-qualified, committed and experienced teachers of EFL/ESL/EAP—age below 60—for our undergraduate courses in the University’s English Language Department. New teachers are typically recruited for the start of the fall semester (31 August 2013).
The English Language Department (ELD) currently has 26 faculty members and teaches three undergraduate English courses:
• An Introduction to Academic Discourse (freshman composition, reading and academic vocabulary)
• An Introduction to Report Writing (source-based writing and term report)
• Academic & Professional Communication (advanced research and report writing skills, recruitment strategies, business correspondence, and presentation skills).
A basic degree in any discipline, plus a Masters in TEFL/TESOL or Applied Linguistics; a one-year postgraduate diploma in TEFL/TESL from an accredited university, or an RSA/UCLES DELTA. These qualifications must be full-time courses. Distance-learning qualifications are not accepted.
A minimum of two years’ full-time teaching of EFL/EAP at tertiary level and preferably overseas.
The academic calendar, as set by the Ministry of Higher Education, consists of two 15-week semesters (fall and spring), followed by two weeks allocated to final examination. ELD lecturers teach four classes per day, three days per week and have five office hours. They teach two of the three undergraduate courses and typically have responsibility for around 100 students each semester.
Salaries: All salaries are tax free. For Masters/Delta applicants with the requisite minimum experience, salaries start at between 139K and 179K Saudi riyals (inclusive of transportation allowance). This is equivalent to US$37,248 and US$47,868, respectively, or, currently, £23,600 and £30,500. To be factored into the salary are such benefits as free furnished, air-conditioned accommodation, free utilities, excellent recreational facilities, and free house maintenance. (See below for details.)
Service increment: Contracts are renewable every two years. When renewing the contract, instructors get an annual performance-based increase in base salary.
End-of-service gratuity: After between two and five years of employment, the employee will be paid an amount equal to half a month's salary for each year of service. With five or more years of service, the gratuity is calculated on the basis of one month's salary for each year of service.
Additional remuneration: The University offers an Evening Language Program and short courses to various ministries and private concerns. These courses are taught by ELD faculty members (and those teaching in the Preparatory English Program) who are interested in augmenting their salary. Lecturers who wish to teach ELD courses during the 8-week summer session are paid two months’ additional salary. There are also opportunities to earn additional income on short courses (four to six weeks) during the summer.
Housing: Every KFUPM employee, single or with family, is provided with a rent-free, fully-furnished housing unit on campus. Services include air conditioning, gas, electricity, and water, all provided free of charge, as is the maintenance service. At home, the Internet and local phone calls are free while, for a relatively small monthly charge, each housing unit can also be provided with cable TV.
Vacations: Faculty leave is determined by the academic calendar, and instructors are generally free between semesters and during the summer, unless they decide to teach the summer session. In 2013, the fall semester commences on 31 August and ends on 12 January 2014.
In addition to the summer and inter-semester vacations, there are also two movable holidays for the whole country—Eid Al-Fitr (currently during the summer break) and Eid Al-Adha (currently in October) as well as a mid-semester break in the spring semester. During all these paid holidays, those who want to leave the country may do so. It is possible, and with multiple visas, now easier, to take weekend breaks to neighboring countries. Bahrain, for example, is less than an hour away by road.
Air tickets: Annual round-trip air tickets to the point of origin will be provided for the employee, his wife, and up to two dependent children under 18.
Health care: The employee and members of his family are provided with free medical and dental care at the KFUPM Clinic or, if referred by the Clinic, at the local teaching hospital.
Educational allowance: There are a number of highly-rated international schools in the area including Dhahran Academy—with both American and British streams—and The British School (UK curriculum). The University currently pays an annual sum towards local education expenses for school-age children. The allowance is currently under review.
Transport: Most faculty buy a car but, for those that don’t, there are free on-campus buses for employees and their families; school buses to local international schools; and regular shopping buses to the nearby cities of Dammam and Al-Khobar.
On-campus shops: Bank; post office; stationer’s; dry cleaner; take-away restaurant; supermarket; petrol station; vehicle insurance broker; hairdresser (male and female); and travel agency.
Recreational facilities: The Community Center, which is for faculty members and their dependants, is the main area for recreation on campus. It has two swimming pools (men’s and women’s), a snack bar, function rooms, a library, tennis courts, squash courts, racquetball court, a bowling alley, basketball and volleyball courts, and a fully-equipped exercise room. Employees can also use the university gymnasium, stadium, swimming pools and faculty restaurant. Off campus, the university has its own beach with changing facilities, shaded picnic shelters, barbecue facilities and a snack bar that is open at weekends.
For further information about the University (such as history and organization; campus life; visitor information; location and climate; and recreation), go to http://www.kfupm.edu.sa, and browse under these headings.
Visit http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/departments/eld for further information about the English Language Department. If you are interested in applying to the ELD and meet our requirements, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and under ‘subject’ write ‘Application Form 2013/14’. In your e-mail, please include your résumé with details of date of birth, place of birth and nationality at birth.
Note: Applicants currently working in Saudi Arabia, or who have worked here in the past year, may need an NOC from their previous employer before they can be employed at KFUPM.
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