Lecturer, Assistant, or Associate Professor in Sociology

Riyadh (SA)
20 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Full-Time Faculty

The King Fahd Security College (KFSC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, invites applications for full-time Sociology faculty members at the Lecturer, Assistant, or Associate Professor Rank. These faculty members would teach in the general studies component of a baccalaureate degree being offered at KFSC. The successful applicant will contribute to a social science program that will cover introductory (level of first year undergraduate) sociology courses. We are particularly interested in applicants with some interest or experience in research methods and statistics but this is not essential. This position will require relocation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia no later than 18 August 2019.

These faculty members will teach three course sections per term, serve on committees to develop the curriculum, and participate in other assignments to advance academic programs in the College. All instruction will be in English.

KFSC offers a very competitive base salary and benefits package to qualified candidates. Candidates with a master’s degree are eligible for the rank of Lecturer. Candidates with a master’s degree and more than 10 years of professional experience are eligible for the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a doctorate are eligible for the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a doctorate that have attained the rank of Associate Professor at an accredited university are eligible for the rank of Associate Professor. The standard contract is 1 year, renewable indefinitely and will be contingent upon your ability to satisfy the requirements for a work visa.

The University of New Haven is advising KFSC in the development of this degree program, and assisting KFSC in this faculty search process. These positions are not faculty appointments at the University of New Haven. Faculty selection is exclusively the responsibility of KFSC.

Candidates are required to pass all necessary background and security checks and also must be able to obtain and consistently maintain all requisite Visas and Work Permits in order to secure and continue in the employ of the KFSC and/or its hiring/personnel agent.

Benefits and Terms:

Competitive basic salary, plus:

  • Foreign deployment enhancement (equal to 30% of basic salary)
  • Housing allowance (equal to 30% of basic salary)
  • Transportation allowance (equal to 10% of basic salary)
  • School allowance for eligible dependents
  • Mobilization benefit Demobilization benefit
  • Resettlement Allowance (one month of basic salary)
  • Annual home leave airfare allowance for employee and eligible dependents Annual vacation during summer
  • Life insurance
  • Medical insurance coverage End of service benefit

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in sociology or other related fields. (ABD will be accepted, but only at the rank of Lecturer).
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.

Application Deadline and Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) is/are filled. Applicants should submit a Cover Letter (Indicating Position Search Number 20M-KFSC in the subject line), C.V., and Contact Information for three References via http://apply.interfolio.com/59671