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Research Scientist - Islamic Banking and Finance (CEIF) - RI

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Reference Number F057
Job Title Research Scientist - Islamic Banking and Finance (CEIF) - RI
Location Dhahran – Saudi Arabia
Type Full Time
Job Description

The applicant with solid knowledge in finance and economics are welcome. However, extra weight shall be given to those who have experience in the following areas:
1. Financial Institutions
2. Contract theory and security design
3. Fixed income securities
4. Banking and financial institutions
5. Monetary economics
6. Risk management
7. Law and economics

Job Responsibility

The applicant is expected to engage in high quality of research work, to be effective researcher in team-based projects and effective lecturer and presenter. The applicant is expected to have an interest to pursue research in theory and application of Islamic finance and economics.

Compensation & Benefits

Two year, renewable contract. The competitive, tax-free salary will be based on qualifications and experience. All KFUPM faculty are offered free, furnished, air-conditioned on-campus housing units, with free essential utilities and maintenance. This appointment includes the following benefits, according to the University’s policy: air ticket/s to Dammam, upon appointment; annual repatriation air ticket/s for up to four persons; a contribution toward local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; 45 days of paid summer leave, in addition to mid-semester breaks; free health care at KFUPM Clinic; and, end-of-service gratuity after two (2) years of continuous service. The KFUPM campus has a range of facilities, including a medical and dental clinic, a health club with a swimming pool, an extensive library, computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities, a recreation center and a private beach.


• Applicant must have a Ph.D. degree (or near completion) in the relevant field from an internationally recognized university with a strong academic background.
• Successful applicant should be able to demonstrate potential in designing and engaging in research projects and have the ability to produce and publish high quality research. Selection will be based on potential for publications in reputable journals.
• For the Associate and Full Professor ranks, a proven track record of publications in reputable journals is further required.
• Applicants with solid knowledge in running quantitative and econometric analysis are highly favored.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University.

Contact Information

Director of Faculty Affairs
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
KFUPM Box 5005, Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 860-3257
Fax: +966 13 860-2442

Open Date 11/18/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Gender
    • Male
    • Female
  2. * Highest Education Level you have earned ?
    • Bachelor
    • Masters
    • PhD or above
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. All Official Transcripts (BS, MS, Ph.D.) combined in one file
  4. All Degrees and Certifications (BS, MS, Ph.D.) combined in one file
  5. Abstract of the Dissertation
  6. Scanned copy of Passport
  7. Applicant Photo
  8. Teaching Statement
  9. Research Statement
  10. List of Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document