Call to Faculty for KAPSARC
Fall 2024 Faculty Fellowship

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) is an advisory think tank focused on global energy economics and sustainability, providing services to entities and authorities in the Saudi energy sector. Located in the thriving capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, KAPSARC is committed to advancing the knowledge and policy development necessary to address the complex challenges in the energy sector.

KAPSARC School of Public Policy (KSPP)
The KAPSARC School of Public Policy (KSPP) is an emerging graduate school that offers Masters, PhD, and executive education programs. Situated on the KAPSARC campus, the KSPP aims to be a world-class education and research facility that prepares the next generation of public policy leaders and professionals, both within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and globally. As the first public policy college in Saudi Arabia, the KSPP is uniquely positioned to offer degrees focusing on general public policy, energy policy and economics, sustainability, and climate policy.

Fellowship Opportunity
TIEC Faculty Fellowship invites qualified and effective faculty members to teach and provide academic services at the KAPSARC School of Public Policy (KSPP) for the Fall 2024 semester. This fellowship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of future public policy leaders in Saudi Arabia while engaging with a vibrant academic community.


Course Seminar Title
Fundamental Skills for Effective Public Policy Seminar 1: Effective Communication Skills for Policy Makers

1 credit course (15 hours)

Seminar Description
This seminar will introduce students to the skills necessary to convey complex policy ideas clearly and accurately in writing. It will cover written formats used in the policy-making process, including memos and briefs, position papers, op-eds, and other writing for non-professional audiences. The seminar will also familiarize students with digital communication forms, including websites, social media, blogs, and videos, and how to use various communication media and strategies responsibly.

Course Type
Hybrid Course (1 week in-person, online coursework, and discussion throughout the semester)

Course Structure
The course will be taught online with live lectures and discussions throughout the semester, supplemented by one week of in-person instruction.

•  Ph.D. from Leading Institution: Candidates hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from a prestigious or recognized institution, underscoring their high level of academic achievement.
•  +10 Years of Teaching Experience: Seasoned educators with an impressive track record of over 10 years of teaching at the graduate or executive level.
•  Research Excellence: Have a distinguished record of research and publications in their field.
•  Leadership and Mentorship: Have a history of mentorship and academic leadership, such as department chair or program director roles.
•  Commitment to Advancing the Host Institution: Senior Fellows are expected to align with the host institution’s mission and vision, actively participating in its academic development and growth.
•  Policy Communication Experience: Have taught public policy communication and have a strong background in public policy and effective communication strategies.

Up to $15,000 based on qualifications. KAPSARC will also cover round trip travel and room and board for in-person portion of course.

Application Process
Interested candidates are invited to submit:
1.  A cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the fellowship.
2.  A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Application Deadline
All application materials must be submitted by Tuesday, July 5, 2024.

Contact Information
For any inquiries regarding the fellowship or the application process, please contact Dr. William Smith at william.smith@tiec.org

Join us in shaping the future of public policy education and contribute to the development of policy leaders who will address the global challenges in energy and sustainability. We look forward to your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Texas International Education Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.

Background Check
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. If your application advances, you will be sent a form to complete the background check. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.