Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Al Faisal University, Riyadh KSA

LoA: Honey, Look! They are opening a brand new University in Riyadh.
She: I will divorce you. *serious stare*
LoA: Shall I make chicken for dinner?
*She goes back to what she was doing*





ALFAISAL UNIVERSITY is a private, not-for-profit research university that will be self-governing and internationally recognized in education and research, and that will produce capable trained professionals who lead their fields. Students will begin their programs in Colleges of Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Science and General Studies in Fall 2008. Eventually, the University will enroll 1,000 students per class. The initial class will be much smaller with a gradual build up thereafter. The campus is being constructed on the beautiful grounds of the late King Faisal’s Palace in Al Maather in the center of Riyadh. The Palace will serve as the administration quarters; the other buildings will form an almost complete circle around it. Instruction will be in English. The University was founded by the King Faisal Foundation and organizations such as Boeing, British Aerospace, THALES, and King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, whose representatives serve on the Board of Trustees. Before entering the University, students will complete a rigorous one-year preparatory program that emphasizes English language, study skills, math and science. The College of Science and General Studies offers a four-year degree program in genetics and life sciences. In addition, the College provides core courses in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences for all university students. The curriculum of the College will involve problem-based and technologically-enhanced learning. Graduate programs will be added in the near future. The goal of these programs is to train students to use systems- and critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. Our programs are designed to meet high international standards with collaboration from major western research universities. The College of Science and General Studies seeks faculty with teaching and research expertise in English Literature and Language; Philosophy and Ethics; Arabic Literature and Language; and Islamic Studies. Attractive salaries and generous benefits will be provided. Queries and applications should be sent to humanitiesrecruitment@alfaisal.edu and should include a cv and the names of three references. The subject line should specify the discipline, position and advertisement reference. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2008. Off-site interviews for leading candidates will be conducted in early 2008 in the US, Europe and/or the Middle East.

5 comments:

thekingpin68 said...

LoA: Honey, Look! They are opening a brand new University in Riyadh.
She: I will divorce you. *serious stare*
LoA: Shall I make chicken for dinner?
*She goes back to what she was doing*


I suppose academics need to remain open-minded in regard to looking for work.

Russ;)

Lawrence of Arabia said...

oooooh, but one can daydream of going home.....not that riyadh itself was ever really home, but it has become a very beautiful city if pictures are to be trusted.

anyway, maybe in 20 years? *sigh*

Aysha said...

Lol ^_^
I am surprised that they are accepting applicants for "Arts". My initial thought was that they are focusing on Sciences as is the case usually in NB institutes in Saudi...

Lawrence of Arabia said...

my impression is that the sciences are indeed the focus. i doubt they have much use for a roman catholic philosopher/theologian.

the other thing i wonder...they are pouring money into projects like this one (which is a good and worthy investment), but have they done ANYTHING to the womens universities which were languishing in such a state of disrepair the last time i heard.

i am all for picking up and moving somewhere, and we did it a lot when i was a child (that's how we ended up in saudi). but i would settle for being able to take a nice long visit. i would love, so much, to see the places i grew up. i know the country has changed a great deal now and i just want to see it.

oh well...these little daydreams.

LoA.

Sara said...

Hi
Can anyone please tell me if Al Faisal Uni accepts students with Sat 1 degree or i have to have the Sat 2??