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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Entrepreneurship Institute

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

1. Applications are invited for faculty positions 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

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Reference Number F119
Job Title Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Entrepreneurship Institute
Location Dhahran – Saudi Arabia
Type Full Time
Job Description

The Entrepreneurship Institute (EI),, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) invites qualified candidates to apply for faculty positions (Assistant, Associate and Full Professors) in the area of entrepreneurship.

Job Responsibility

Individual will teach on-campus courses with possible distance teaching assignments as well as conducting research on Entrepreneurship and/or technology-transfer related subjects. In addition, individual will be involved in related committee work on Entrepreneurship Education including ventures creation, fundraising, and promoting all entrepreneurship associated curricular and co-curricular activities. The successful candidate will be expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community. Research should be in areas related to entrepreneurship and/or technology-transfer. The successful candidate is also expected to mentor students engaged in entrepreneurial activities, including the EI incubator program.
The University seeks dynamic, energetic and collegial faculty, who will champion the EI and its related academic programs (i.e., an eventual Entrepreneurship Minor and certificate program, the various entrepreneurship-related student organizations, and related research initiatives) as well the institute’s co-curricular activities and short courses. Candidate will assist in academic planning; advising, teaching classes within the various academic programs; cultivate relationships in the University; and collaboratively define/maintain the quality of students’ experiences within the EI.
KFUPM- a leading engineering and sciences university in the region- is well-known, over the last 50+ years, for creating leaders in the industry and government institutions in the region and around the globe. Over the last 10 years, KFUPM managed to create its own powerful platform for innovation-entrepreneurial activities. It established an Entrepreneurship Institute (EI), an interdisciplinary entity that works with all of the colleges in the university. The Institute is committed to underpin the efforts of building entrepreneurial mindsets that will lead to high growth, high-tech entrepreneurial startups as well as graduate entrepreneurial leaders.

Compensation & Benefits

Two-year renewable contract. Competitive tax-free salaries based on qualifications and experience. All KFUPM faculty are offered free furnished air-conditioned on-campus housing unit with free essential utilities and maintenance. The 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 towards local tuition fees for school-age dependent children; local transportation allowance; two months’ paid summer leave in addition to mid-semester breaks; free health care at KFUPM Clinic; 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.


Minimum qualifications are:
1. Ph.D degree in Entrepreneurship, Business, Technology Management, Technology Commercialization, or Leadership. Any of the degrees are with emphasis in entrepreneurship and/or technology-transfer subjects;
2. Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills;
3. Willingness to teach students in the classroom and at a distance using alternative delivery methods;
4. A record of outstanding education performance.
Preferred qualifications include:
1. Entrepreneurship-related experience;
2. Ability to teach general entrepreneurship courses;
3. Ability to apply experiential learning techniques and case teaching methods when teaching entrepreneurship;
4. Publications in Entrepreneurship and/or Technology transfer and related subjects;
5. Have been involved and/or taken short courses on Startup creation, mentoring or business incubators;
6. Have been involved and/or participated in entrepreneurship activities such as Business Plan Competitions, Startup Weekends, etc.

Special Instructions to Applicants

1. Applications are invited for faculty positions 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

Contact Information

Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
KFUPM Box 5005, Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 860-7854
Fax: +966 13 860-2442

Open Date 04/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

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