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The Academic Co-ordinator will supervise all academic departments and will advise on academic matters at Dammam Community College (DCC). He will with the assistance of other academic co-ordinators plan, coordinate and review all academic and vocational programs at the college.


Skills and Abilities:
The Academic Co-ordinator should possess proven organisational and management expertise as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills. He also must be able to perceive and plan for the future educational and vocational needs of the college. He is naturally expected to be able to work with all faculty members, students, and staff.


Qualification:
The position requires at least a Master's degree with experience at the level of department/division chair or higher. Experience in the administration and supervision of a community college environment is highly desirable.


Compensation:
Salary will be competitive and based on qualifications and experience.


University Year:
The academic calendar, as set by the Ministry of Higher Education, consists of three semesters: Fall; Spring; and Summer. The Fall and Spring semesters, each consist of 15 weeks of teaching followed by 1 week each of Final examinations. The Summer semester is optional whereby faculty are employed on a two-month contract which includes 4 days for Final Examinations.


Benefits:

Housing:
Each employee, whether single or with family, is provided with fully furnished rent-free accommodation. Free Housing Utilities include air conditioning; gas, electricity, and water are supplied. There is also free maintenance of these utilities.


Vacation:
Faculty leave is determined by the academic calendar and faculty members are generally free between semesters and during the summer semester, unless they decide to teach the Summer Semester. The Fall semester will began the beginning of September 2009 and will end in middle Febuary 2010. The Spring semester will commence in beginning of March 2010 and will terminate at the end of June 2010. There are also two school holidays of about two weeks for the whole country, firstly, Eid Al-Fitr (the end of September 2009) and secondly, Eid Al-Adhha (the end of November 2009). In addition, there is a short midterm break in April 2010. The academic year for 2010 will probably not start until October. During all these paid holidays, those who want to leave the country are granted visas.


Air-Tickets:
Annual round-trip air tickets to the point of origin will be provided for the employee, his wife, and up to two children up to the age of 18.


Health Care:
The employee and members of his family are provided with free medical and dental care at government operated medical facilities.


Children's Education:
The university pays a total of SR25,000 per annum towards local education expenses. There are a number of highly rated international schools in the area including Dhahran Academy offering both American and British syllabi - the British syllabus follows the National Curriculum. There is also the British School in Al-Khobar. The IPS is another American school.


E-mail and Internet:
All faculty members have free access to e-mail and Internet facilities at the college.


KFUPM Recreational Facilities:
The Recreation Centre, which is for faculty members and dependants, is the main area for recreation on-campus. It has two swimming pools (men's and women's), a snack bar, function rooms, a library, tennis courts, squash courts, a bowling alley, basketball and volleyball courts, a fully equipped exercise room. Faculty members can utilise the main university gymnasium, the stadium, the alternative swimming pools and the faculty restaurant.


KFUPM Beach:
OFF-CAMPUS the university has its own beach (separate areas for students and university personnel) with changing facilities, shaded picnic shelters and barbecue facilities.


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