Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Umm Al Qura University (UQU) - Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Umm Al Qura University (UQU) - Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture

Preparatory Year Program

About UQU - Umm Al Qura University is distinguished by its unique location in the Holy City of Makkah, and its academic reputation in the fields of Islamic studies and scientific and applied disciplines. Established in 1949, UQU now offers Bachelor's degrees in Applied Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Engineering & Islamic Architecture, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language, Education, and Social Sciences, as well as Master's and Ph.D. degrees in specific fields. There are more than 30,000 students in the campuses of Makkah, including the new Al-'Abdiyah campus. UQU's home page is at: www.uqu.edu.sa

Applications must include a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of two references. The complete application must be addressed to UQU Technical Recruitment Committee and should refer to the "Job#" below. An electronic copy only of the application material in PDF format should be sent to arss@uqu.edu.sa and should include the "Job#" below in the Subject field of the e-mail. Interested candidates should submit their applications by March 31, 2010. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

The language of instruction for the positions below is English, and applicants are expected to be fully conversant in the English language. One-year renewable contracts shall be offered. Benefits include air tickets for up to four persons, housing allowance, local transport allowance, paid annual vacation, and free medical services.

The Preparatory Year Program in the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture at Umm Al Qura University invites males holding a Master's Degree to apply to the following positions:

·Ten (10) teaching positions in the area of Mathematics - Job#PYM01
·Ten (10) teaching positions in Information Systems/Computer Science - Job#PYI01
·Ten (10) teaching positions in the area of Physics - Job#PYP01

General: The positions are for the academic year 2010-2011 (starting September 2010). Candidates for the above positions should possess a Master's degree in the appropriate domain (Mathematics, Information Systems/Computer Science, Physics). Teaching experience relevant to the positions will be looked at favorably. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The successful candidates are expected to teach courses in the recently restructured Preparatory Year Program (PYP) for scientific and engineering majors at UQU, and to participate in development of the PYP.

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