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.
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.
Salary will be competitive and based on
qualifications and experience.
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
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
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.
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.
The employee and members of his family are provided
with free medical and dental care at government
operated medical facilities.
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
E-mail and Internet:
All faculty members have free access to e-mail and
Internet facilities at the college.
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.
OFF-CAMPUS the university has its own beach
(separate areas for students and university
personnel) with changing facilities, shaded picnic
shelters and barbecue facilities.