Full time Faculty and Lecturers


The Department of Technical Education at the King Fahd Security College (KFSC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, invites applications for at least two full-time Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Faculty Members at the Assistant or Associate Professor Rank. The department is contributing towards the general studies/liberal arts component of a Bachelor of Science in Security Studies degree. Faculty hired for this position will design and deliver a three credit hour course on Introduction to GIS. Faculty will also be assigned to develop the GIS laboratory and associated training courses at KFSC. This position will require relocation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia no later than 1 September 2018.

These faculty members will teach three courses per semester, serve on committees to develop the curriculum, and participate in other assignments to advance academic programs in the College. Scholarship is encouraged and interested faculty can apply to access research funds to pursue a research program that is in line with the strategic plan of the Ministry of Interior.

The University of New Haven is advising KFSC in the development of this degree program, and assisting KFSC in recruiting faculty. These positions are not faculty appointments at the University of New Haven.

A competitive base salary and benefits package is available for qualified candidates. Appropriate graduate/advanced degrees and college teaching experience required. The standard contract is 1 year, renewable indefinitely.

Benefits and Terms:

Competitive basic salary, plus:
  • Foreign deployment enhancement (30% of basic salary)
  • Housing allowance (30% of basic salary)
  • Transportation allowance (10% of basic salary)
Education allowance for eligible dependents
Mobilization and 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:
  • Doctoral degree in Geography, GIS, or other appropriate field. (ABD will be accepted, but only at the rank of Lecturer until doctoral degree is conferred).
  • Masters degree in GIS is also accepted, but faculty will only be appointed at the Lecturer rank.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience teaching students where English is not their first language.
  • Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate their personal interest (or prior experience) in working in Saudi Arabia or other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
The KFSC is charged with providing the highest quality security-related baccalaureate education to create the next generation of leaders for the Ministry of Interior. The University of New Haven has been engaged by the KFSC to assist them fully in transforming their current one-year, post baccalaureate leadership training program into a four-year bachelor's degree program in security studies.

The first cohort of students was admitted in Fall 2016 to a four-year Bachelor of Science program in security studies. The program seeks to deliver an innovative curriculum in a technology-enabled active learning environment with small class sizes. This initiative builds upon over eight years of cooperation and interaction between the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven and the Ministry of the Interior.

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, C.V., and Contact Information for Three References. Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Please Email Application Materials to kfscrecruitment@newhaven.edu and indicate Position Search Number 19L-KFSC

The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer


posted: 3 April 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.