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Research Scientist – Geographical Information Systems - Center for Environment and Water, Research Institute

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

1. Applications are invited for faculty positions as soon as possible at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. 2. Applicants must be fluent in English as it is the medium of instruction in the University. 3. For more details about the facilities at KFUPM please visit www3.kfupm.edu.sa/facultyrect

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Reference Number F083
Job Title Research Scientist – Geographical Information Systems - Center for Environment and Water, Research Institute
Location Dhahran – Saudi Arabia
Type Full Time
Job Description

The Marine studies section of the Center for Environment and Water in the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invites applications for a Faculty position specializing in Geographic Information System. The incumbent will complement existing faculty strengths, and must have strong background knowledge in remote sensing, geospatial analysis, advanced spatial-temporal modeling and geovisualization of environmental change, geocomputation, or geoinformatics applied within the applicant’s disciplinary specialty to address environmental or societal challenges.
For more information about the department, please visit: http://ri.kfupm.edu.sa/cew/marine.html

Job Responsibility

The successful candidate is expected to provide technical services to the section related to their mission of improving coastal and marine natural resource management by providing geographic information system (GIS) data and tools for decision-making. This position requires the collection, processing, quality checking, and preparation of remote sensing and GIS data for use in map services.

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. The appointment includes the following benefits according to the university policy.

1. Tax free salary.
2. Free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance.
3. Air ticket/s to Dhahran on appointment.
4. Annual repatriation air ticket/s for family members up to four persons.
5. 45 days of paid vacation.
6. Assistance with local tuition fees for school-aged dependent children.
7. Transportation allowance
8. Free health care at KFUPM Clinic
9. 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, health club with swimming pool, an extensive library, computing, research and teaching laboratory facilities, a recreation center and a private beach.

Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Oceanography/ Earth Science/Environmental Science/ or related field with specialization in GIS. The incumbent must have strong record of published research, a broad knowledge of marine ecology and environmental management and ability to publish high impact peer reviewed papers.

Special Instructions to Applicants

1. Applications are invited for faculty positions as soon as possible at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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

3. For more details about the facilities at KFUPM please visit www3.kfupm.edu.sa/facultyrect

Contact Information

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

Open Date 10/04/2015
Close Date
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Gender
    • Male
    • Female
  2. * What is the Highest Education Level you have earned?
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • 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