Common Faculty Models

  • Faculty demographics and/or trends:
  • Typical qualifications expected of new hires: The main categories of academic staff and the qualifications needed for these posts are as follows:
    • Demonstrators (must hold a Bachelor degree); usually the appointment is made from the best students in the class or on the basis of competition, which is advertised publicly.
    • Assistant Lecturers; are demonstrators who obtain a Master degree within five years maximum after the Bachelor graduation.
    • Lecturers; are assistant lecturers who obtain a Doctorate degree recognized by the Supreme Council for Universities, within five years after graduating with a Master degree.
    • Associate Professors; minimum of five years after reaching lecturer level, in addition to having research, faculty and teaching track record.
    • Full Professors; minimum of five years after being appointed an associate professor, in addition to having research, faculty and teaching track records.
  • Contractual systems/administrative structures: Academic staff are considered civil servants. They are hired upon competition (rare cases) or from the best in their classes and then promoted from one level to another until reaching full professorship (majority of cases). In some rare cases, professionals from industry are hired on a temporary contract to supplement teaching in academic departments.
  • Typical compensation practices:

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