The Department of Linguistics at the University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia is seeking applicants for faculty positions in all fields of Pure Linguistics. Candidates in the following fields of Linguistics will be given priority. 1) Post-Modern Literature 2) Post-Colonial Literary Theory 3) African Literature.
University of Tabuk is a brand new state university whose ground breaking was in 2006. It aspires to be a premier research institution in the Middle-East. Faculty positions are open at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels and will commence in September of 2011. At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a doctorate in Civil Engineering or a related field. Specific duties include the development of internationally recognized research programs, undergraduate/graduate teaching and advisement, as well as service activities. Candidates will have the opportunity and be encouraged to develop research partnerships with internationally recognized centers on campus and in the United States of America. University of Tabuk already has in place research agreements with premier research universities in the USA, China and Europe. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, comprehensive curriculum vitae, a summary of teaching and research interests and the names and contact information of three references. All materials should be sent electronically as a .pdf file to UofTabukLING@yahoo.com
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. The salary scale for Assistant Professors is 12,540 – 14,500 Saudi Riyals (SAR), for Associate Professors 16,000 – 18,000 SAR and for Full Professors 20,000 – 22,000 SAR per month for a 12 month period. Faculty members can earn an additional two summer months of pay from their research grants. There is also an additional 25,000 SAR annual housing allowance, a onetime 12,500 SAR furniture allowance and 25,000 SAR annual tuition allowance for children. Saudi Arabia is a tax free country and the preceding salary amounts are take-home net pay. Faculty members also receive two months of paid summer vacation. The currency exchange rate is approximately 3.75 Saudi Riyals to 1 USD. The language of instruction at Tabuk University is English, and due to the presence of a very large expatriate international community, applicants for these positions do not have to be Arabic speakers. Self motivated candidates who would enjoy the challenges of starting a new well-funded program are especially invited to apply.
Tabuk is in the northwest corner of Saudi Arabia, near the Jordanian border, and close to the Red Sea with some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Further information about these positions can be obtained by calling 1-585-765-5134.