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Faculty Selection and Contract Renewal Committee


Article (12)

a)      At the beginning of each academic year, a committee called the Central Committee for Faculty Selection and Contract Renewal shall be formed and headed by the Chancellor or whomever he delegates. Its membership shall consist of at least six faculty members, normally at the rank of full professor. The committee shall follow up on the implementation of plans approved by the Board of Trustees regarding the faculty hiring needs of the University and the renewal of faculty contracts.

b)     At the beginning of each academic year, each college shall form a committee called the Committee for Faculty Selection and Contract Renewal chaired by the College Dean or whomever s/he delegates. Its membership shall consist of a representative from each department at the rank of full professor or associate professor. The committee shall ensure meeting the faculty hiring needs of the college departments and consider the renewal of contracts for faculty in the departments.

c)      Colleges and centers shall provide the committee with their faculty hiring needs for each academic year, within a period of no more than one month from the commencement of the academic year. Their hiring request shall take into account the various specializations and academic ranks required. Colleges and centers are also required to specify any special criteria to be met by the candidates.

d)     Vacancies for faculty members shall be advertised only once a year at a suitable time to be determined by the committee, which shall also oversee the preparation of the advertisements and determine their duration as well as type of media and advertising locations. In special cases, job vacancies may be advertised more than once a year.

 

Article (13)

a)   A job application for positions advertised by the University must be submitted to the University, along with academic qualifications, experience certificates, publications, etc within the time limits set in the advertisement.

b)  Applications will be referred to deanships concerned so that they can be studied, and opinion can be given in regard therewith in accordance with selection criteria and preference set by a decision issued by the Committee.

c)   The Central Committee for Faculty Selection and Contract Renewal shall review the nominations received from college councils in light of the set criteria and take necessary decisions.

d)  The Committee shall send its recommendations for hiring the candidates to the Chancellor who shall present them to the Board of Trustees for approval.

 

Article (14)

As an exception to the provisions of Articles (12) and Article (13) hereinabove, a faculty member may be hired by a decision from the Chancellor and after the approval of the Supreme President without advertising the position in the following cases:

a)     If the candidate is nominated for an academic administrative position;

b)    If the applicant is a national who has fulfilled all appointment requirements for appointment as a faculty member;

c)     If the applicant has a rare specialization and enjoys a distinguished academic status that cannot be available through advertising.