King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

TIEC Faculty Fellowship wishes to invite qualified and effective faculty members to teach and provide academic services at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center School of Public Policy (KSPP) within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 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.

The KAPSARC School of Public Policy is an emerging graduate school that offers Masters, PhD, and executive education programs. Situated in the thriving capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the KAPSARC campus, the KSPP is well-placed to offer students an exceptional educational experience.

The KSPP’s vision is to be a world-class education and research facility that prepares the next generation of public policy leaders and professionals, within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and globally. To achieve this vision, the school is committed to providing high-quality educational programs and creating a bridge between academia, industry, and government. As the first public policy college in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the KSPP is uniquely positioned to offer degrees that focus on general public policy, energy policy and economics, sustainability, and climate policy.

Teaching Responsibilities
The Faculty Member shall be responsible for teaching 1 standard course (45 contact hours) and 1 seminar course (15 contact hours) per semester.

Advisory Role
In addition to teaching responsibilities, the Faculty Member shall provide advisory services. This advisory role may include mentoring and supervising research projects, participating in academic discussions, and providing expertise in the Faculty Member’s area of specialization, as well as potentially advising on course mapping, curriculum design, and development of guidelines, departmental policies, and other relevant areas.

Office Hours
The Faculty Member shall hold regular office hours to provide academic support and consultation to students.

Information about the compensation and the course descriptions is below. We welcome applications from both junior and senior faculty fellowship qualifications, as defined here. If you have any questions regarding this fellowship, please contact us at fellowship@tiec.org. The deadline to apply for the KAPSARC TIEC Faculty Fellowship is Friday, April 12, 2024.

Compensation and Benefits

KAPSARC will provide the following to the Faculty Member for the Semester:

KAPSARC agrees to pay compensation up to $50,000 (USD) per course. Compensation will be determined after a final review of faculty qualifications.

Furnished housing or a housing allowance as mutually agreed upon.

Roundtrip Travel
Roundtrip travel for the Faculty Member between the United States to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the beginning and end of the faculty appointment.

Health/Dental Insurance
KAPSARC will provide limited health and dental insurance coverage for the duration of the faculty appointment.

Fall 2024 Courses

Course Description: This course will discuss different policy instruments such as redistribution, incentives, regulation, targeting versus universal policies, taxation, etc. and how to evaluate their effectiveness. The course will analyze the consequences of different policy designs on public welfare and well-being and will describe strategies for designing policies including implementing pilot programs, techniques for scaling programs from pilots, and how to iterate and innovate policies that already exist.

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

Spring 2025 Courses

Course Description: This course will provide an in-depth exploration of theories of public management emphasizing empirical research on the efficacy of various public management theories. The course will emphasize strategic management principles including development and implementation of management strategy, strategic planning, and continuous strategic learning. The course will also describe models and methods for assessing organizational performance. It addresses issues of shared governance, organizational design, resource management, performance management and performance evaluation. The course provides students with the skills to address routine as well as unexpected challenges in public management.

Seminar Description: This seminar will provide students with basic leadership skills including the importance of integrity, how to think creatively, how to work collaboratively and to foster group problem-solving. Students will also learn strategies for conflict resolution including when to collaborate, when to compromise, and when to avoid the conflict altogether. Students will learn to apply negotiation theory to public sector decision-making scenarios and how to contrast negotiation as a strategy with other administrative and judicial methods of gaining public sector outcomes. The course will convey the benefits and limitations of win-win vs win-lose strategies in public decision making and how negotiation can provide gains in efficiency, equity, or efficacy and under what conditions.

We welcome applications from both junior and senior faculty fellowship qualifications, as defined here. If you have any questions regarding this rellowship, please contact us at fellowship@tiec.org. The deadline to apply for the KAPSARC TIEC Faculty Fellowship is Friday, March 22, 2024.

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.