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Holidays, Delegation and Assignment


Article (19)

a)     The faculty member at the University is entitled to have an annual holiday of sixty days to be distributed between the semesters in accordance with instructions issued by the Chancellor. In all cases, the holiday shall be annual and may not be cumulative over the years.

b)    The Chancellor will have the right to instruct a faculty member to work during the holiday in return for a remuneration to be determined by the Chancellor.

c)     The Chancellor or whoever he delegates may, after seeking the Dean's opinion, grant a faculty member a two-week leave to perform Pilgrimage. The faculty member shall be entitled to such a holiday only once during his employment with the University.

d)    Faculty members are entitled to sick-leaves in accordance with the following:

Ø A paid short sick-leave of not more than seven days in accordance with a medical report approved by the University Clinic. 

Ø Long sick-leave: a faculty member is entitled to fully paid a sick-leave of no more than two months. If this faculty member is unable to resume his duties after the two months, the Chancellor or whoever he delegates may extend the leave for two more half-paid months in accordance with a report from the specialized medical body. The Chancellor or whoever he delegates may extend the leave for the same faculty member for two more months with just a quarter of his monthly salary in accordance with a report from the same medical body. In case the medical committee decides that the faculty member may not recover from his illness after the third leave, terminating his contract shall be considered.

Ø The Chancellor, upon the recommendation of the concerned dean and department, may grant a faculty member an unpaid leave for not more than two months a year if the excuse for the leave is accepted (accompanying a spouse, child, parent, or sibling for treatment inside or outside the country). Extension for a similar period may be granted if necessary. Any other extension has to be approved by the President of the University.

e)    A faculty member is entitled to an emergency leave as follows:

Ø A faculty member is entitled to an emergency leave for not more than seven days whether separate or in a succession during an academic year. In such a case, the faculty member has to submit a written report to his dean explaining the reason for his absence. This report has to be approved by the concerned dean and Vice Chancellor. Otherwise, the leave shall be unpaid.

Ø The Human Resources Department shall follow up on the matter in order to take the necessary action in this regard.

 

Article (20)

a)     The Chancellor, upon the recommendation from the College Council and the department concerned, may grant an associate professor or a professor a sabbatical leave inside or outside the country for one whole year or two separate semesters for each six years he spends in the employ of the University. The faculty member should submit upon his return a report about his research activities during the sabbatical year to the Dean.

b)    Conditions and controls for the sabbatical leave will be determined by a decision of the Chancellor.

 

Article (21)

The Chancellor may, in special cases, grant a faculty member an unpaid emergency leave for a period of no more than one semester upon the recommendation of the departmental council and the college council.

Article (22)

Female faculty members are entitled to a fully paid (90) days maternity leave, which is granted two weeks prior to the anticipated date of delivery based upon a certified doctor's report from the concerned doctor.

Article (23)

A female Muslim faculty member whose husband passes away is entitled to a fully paid leave of four months and ten days as of the date of death. However, a non-Muslim female faculty member whose husband passes away is entitled to a leave of seven days. A faculty member whose wife or next of kin passes away is entitled to a fully paid four days leave.

Article (24)

a)  A faculty member may be delegated on academic or official business inside or outside the country in accordance with instructions from the Chancellor.

b)  A faculty member may be assigned to perform other administrative tasks or may be seconded to a governmental or international organization in accordance with instructions from the Chancellor.


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