Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor Positions in Finance and Economics

Title: Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor Positions in Finance and Economics

  • Employer: King Fahd University
  • Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Job Description:

    Job Description:

    The Department of Finance and Economics at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals invites applications for faculty positions in the following areas:

    1. Finance
    2. Economics

    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Mineral (KFUPM) has over 10,000 students and over 600 professors from more than 60 nationalities. The College of Industrial Management is the first business college to receive the AACSB accreditation more than 10 years ago. The college offers five B.S. degrees in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, and MIS, along with MBA and EMBA degrees. In addition to being among the top business schools in the Middle East, the college has a new ambition to enhance its academic rank globally by focusing on publishing top quality research and maintaining excellence in education.

    Job Responsibility:

    Candidates will be expected to engage in high quality research/scholarly activities, teach undergraduate and graduate course, advising and mentoring of students, supervision of MS and PhD thesis / dissertation and develop funded research program appropriate to his field of specialization and to participate effectively in executive education programs and other professional activities. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to quality education and student interaction.

    Compensation and 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.


    Applicant must have a Ph.D. degree (or near completion) in the relevant field from an internationally recognized university with a strong academic background. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate potential in designing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, 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 record of publications in reputable journals is further required.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    1. Applications are invited for faculty positions for the Academic Year starting in September 2015 (Term 151) 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

    Apply Online:

    Contact Details:

    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

    An interview will be conducted during the American Finance Association Annual Meeting,
    January  3 - 5, 2015, in Boston, MA, USA.

    Interested participants may contact:

    Dr. Hesham Merdad
    Chairman Department of Finance & Economics
    KFUPM Box 5075, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
    Tel. Off: +966 13 860 2077  Fax: +966 13 860 2585  Mobile: +966 550317440

    Prof. William Megginson
    Professor & Price Chair in Finance / George Lynn Cross Research Professor
    Michael F. Price College of Business / The University of Oklahoma /Saudi Aramco Chair Professor in Finance
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Tel: (405) 325-2058   Fax: (405) 325-1957   Mobile: +1 405 365 9434
    Email:   Website:

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