ESL Instructor/Lecturer Required in Saudi Arabia

Middle East, Saudi Arabia


About Us

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is an English-medium university in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It started as the College of Petroleum and Minerals in 1963, training workers for ARAMCO, the Saudi oil company and largest oil company in the world.  Over time, it has grown to become a top 200 university according to international university rankings.  Every year, some 1,800 - 2000 students join KFUPM from the top 2% of eligible high school graduates, hoping to study engineering and technical subjects in English.  University undergraduate students, faculty and staff are exclusively male, in accordance with Saudi Arabia’s rules.

The Job

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to apply for the post of instructor/lecturer in the KFUPM Preparatory English Program, a foundation course for technical disciplines. Faculty are contracted for 20 classroom contact hours per week plus 5 hours administrative and tutorial duties.

Essential Requirements:
Speakers of English
Graduate of an Anglophone university


A full-time MA in TEFL/TESOL/Applied Linguistics or a related discipline plus two years’ post qualification overseas experience.

Either a one-year postgraduate diploma in TEFL/TESOL from an accredited university plus two years’ overseas experience, or a RSA/UCLES DELTA with two years’ overseas experience.

A BA/BSc degree with a full-time 120-hour postgraduate certificate in TEFL/TESOL including a practicum (e.g. CELTA, CTEFLA) plus five years’ experience.


  • Competitive salary
  • Significant paid holidays
  • Plenty of overtime opportunities
  • Tax-free compensation
  • Rent-free fully furnished and maintained on-campus housing
  • Free utilities
  • Annual round-trip air tickets for faculty and up to 3 family members
  • Free medical and dental care
  • Education subsidy for faculty with school-age children
  • Monthly transportation allowance
  • Free bus services; on-campus and for shopping trips
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