EAP Lecturer

Type: Full-Time
Application Due: Open Until Filled

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply for a position as a Lecturer in the English Language Department. Located in Dhahran, on the Arabian Gulf, KFUPM is an English-medium university of science, technology, and business. With around 10,000 undergraduates, KFUPM attracts the top 2% of MENA students and is ranked in the top 180 universities worldwide. The ELD typically has 25% of those students enrolled in any one semester. We expect to recruit new male and female faculty for the start of the autumn semester in August 2024.

The English Language Department (ELD) teaches four undergraduate courses:

  • An Introduction to Academic Discourse (freshmen composition, reading, and academic vocabulary)
  • An Introduction to Argument Writing (source-based writing and presentation skills)
  • Academic and Professional Communication (advanced research and report writing skills, job-seeking strategies, business correspondence, and presentation skills)
  • Career Essentials (interviewing skills, corporate culture, and creative problem solving)


  • Native-level competency in English (an IELTS score of 9 for non-native speakers)
  • Graduate of an Anglophone university


  • Applicants need a first degree in any discipline and a master’s degree or a PhD in a TESOL/TEFL-related discipline (e.g., TESOL, Applied Linguistics, English, Creative Writing, Journalism) from a top-500 university on QS rankings.
  • A CELTA or a DELTA would be an advantage.
  • Applicants should also have a minimum of three years’ experience full-time teaching English for Academic Purposes in a range of international contexts.

The academic calendar consists of two 15-week semesters (fall and spring), each followed by two weeks allocated to final examinations. ELD faculty teach four classes per day, three days per week and have five office hours per week. They teach two of the three undergraduate courses each semester and typically have responsibility for 90-100 students.


  • Two-year renewable contracts
  • Very competitive tax-free salaries
  • End-of-service gratuity
  • Additional remuneration through the evening and summer programs may be available

Other benefits

  • 60 days’ annual leave, as well as generous statutory holidays (e.g., Eid breaks)
  • Annual round-trip air tickets for faculty, spouse and two children
  • Monthly transportation allowance
  • Free furnished, air-conditioned, campus-based accommodation with house maintenance
  • Educational allowance for school-age children
  • Free medical and dental care at the University Clinic or local hospital
  • Excellent recreational facilities including sports, fitness and nearby private beach on the Arabian Gulf
  • Located in a tri-city metropolitan area that includes Dammam International Airport

If you are interested in applying to the ELD, please send your CV and a Cover Letter to eld-jobs@kfupm.edu.sa. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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