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Faculty - Basic Sciences Core
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Date Posted Jan. 30, 2024
Title Faculty - Basic Sciences Core
University Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Al Khobar, Eastern, Saudi Arabia
Department College of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physiology & Biophysics
    Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Sciences
    Biochemistry & Cellular Biology
    Medicine - General




Position: Faculty - Basic Sciences Core

Department: College of Medicine

School: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Reports to: Department Chair; College Dean



The College of Medicine at the Prince Mohammed University is committed to delivering the highest quality medical education across the country. The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to the learning and teaching, research, governance and service agenda of the College.

General Description      

We are currently seeking applicants for a full-time, basic sciences core faculty position. The ideal candidate will have a history of teaching excellence in medical education and the leadership skills to serve as core faculty in basic science courses in phases 1, 2 or 3. The selected candidate will provide instruction in basic science courses across multiple disciplines including Cell Biology, Physiology, Anatomy, and Chemistry and serve as facilitator for small group discussion in case-based learning, problem-based learning, and other small group sessions. In addition, this position will collaborate with clinical and basic science faculty for the development of clinical cases to emphasize basic science curriculum and will participate in the development and review of exams and evaluation of learning outcomes.

Qualifications & Experience (Required)

Minimum Required Education / Experience:

  • A terminal doctoral degree MD/DO or PhD in basic science disciplines, such as Biomedical Sciences, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or related field is required. Including the flexibility to teach across multiple disciplines, expertise in the use of technology and active learning instruction.
  • Three (3) years of relevant teaching experience in medical education with good research experience related including publications in international Journals and Conferences.
  • Previous experience teaching in a medical school curriculum is highly desirable.
  • Board Certifications related to Medicine is preferred.
  • Clinical experience is a Plus.
  • Candidates are expected to have excellent command of the English Language.
  • Candidates should be familiar with technology infused academic environments.

In order to apply for a position of Associate / Full Professor, candidates must provide a letter of promotion from an academic institution with a documented due process to the rank of Associate / Full Professor.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in monthly faculty meetings.
  • Work on projects within at least one working group such as OSCE case development; communication skills; write-up, oral case presentation and clinical reasoning; professionalism and ethics; mentoring; feedback and evaluation.
  • Participate in and facilitate academy faculty development sessions and retreats (which occur periodically throughout the year) as needed.
  • To carry out the duties of the position in accordance with College values and standards and in line with College policies and procedures, upholding high professional standards and leading by example.

Phase 1: Medical Students

  • Develop the goals, learning objectives, pre read assignments, pre and post test questions and any supplemental materials for each topic in the Phase 1 sequence (may identify faculty from other colleges to assist).
  • Develop cases for the case-based curriculum.
  • Run large group sessions and facilitate case based learning sessions 3 mornings per week (UTR) during year 1 and 3 afternoons per week during year 2.
  • Participate in the clinical correlations and illustrate where there is vertical integration of the basic science materials.
  • Routinely teach and model professionalism and ethics.
  • Other activities may include: social gatherings (some of these may occur during evenings); provide a base of support; assist students with academic issues as they occur; read students' reflections and provide feedback; assist with students' Independent Investigative Inquiry questions; attend White Coat Ceremony in the Fall.

Phase 2: Medical Students

  • Provide support, guidance, and mentoring to each student during their clerkship year as needed.
  • Review reflections/experiences of students.

Phase 3: Medical Students

  • Continue to provide a mentoring relationship.
  • Review and edit students' personal statements as requested.
  • Write letter of support for residency application as requested.
  • Attend post-Match Party in March and Medical School Graduation in May.

Remuneration and Benefits

PMU offers an income tax-free compensation package, commensurate with rank and experience, including 12-month salary, PMU accommodation, annual vacation, and annual round-trip airfare to the home country, medical insurance and end of contract benefits.

How to Apply

Application to this position require a letter of interest, curriculum vita (include a recent photo; state citizenship; and links to Google Scholar & Scopus and  LinkedIn profile), unofficial copy of Ph.D. Diploma, statement of research and teaching interests and a portfolio (no more than 20 pages long) that includes representative professional work depicting evidence of research, teaching activities; a narrative of administrative and leadership philosophy including a statement of past and proposed efforts to enhance diversity as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references who may be contacted, with permission of the candidate, following initial evaluations by the search committee.

Note: In order to apply for a position of Associate / Full Professor, candidates must provide a letter of promotion from an academic institution with a documented due process to the rank of Associate / Full Professor.

Positions advertised on our job website and can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. 

  • Please mention the name of the source/website where you have seen this advertisement
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For submission of applications, log-on to our career site:

Alternatively, send your application by email to in the event of an unsuccessful online application. (Please specify Position Applied for: Ex: Basic Sciences Core Faculty" in the email subject line and please also mention the name of the source/website where you have seen this advertisement). 


PMU reserves the right to alter, amend and add responsibilities to this position in line with the institutional needs. Changes and amendments to this job description shall be within the academic framework and the general employment conditions.




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Contact Information

  • International Recruitment
    Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
    Al Khobar, Eastern
    Saudi Arabia


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