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The KAUST School

Saudi Arabia

Accreditation

Council of International Schools (CIS), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Curriculum

IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

1591

Teacher numbers

206

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Purpose-built secure community built around a recently established University campus located 80km north of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast. The community contains a golf course, marina, restaurants, basic retail, modern supermarket, cinema, fitness center, beaches and parks.
Couples must be married
Background checks conducted on all successful applicants
Maximum age limit for candidates is 58 years
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Number of Contract Days

180

Starting Salary Range

Basic USD55,000 p.a.

Taxes

No taxes applied to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(Faculty is advised to check their individual eligibility with their home country authorities)

Savings Potential

Savings Plan with matched employer contribution up to 10% of base salary.
Over Base Allowance, up to 50% of base pay paid monthly to each single teacher, or to highest-paid member of teaching couple

Accommodation

Housing in the KAUST community for which rent will be charged according to a schedule established by KAUST.
- Complimentary broad-band internet.
- No charge for utilities (if within benchmark limit)
- Subsidized annual rent to be paid by the employee, deducted from the salary (subject to change) are attached
- Rent will not exceed 25% of base salary of the house teachers are eligible for.
- If a teacher choose to upgrade to bigger house, then full rent applies.

Flights/Transport

Reimbursement for one economy class return ticket provided for dependent child(ren) enrolled as a full time student in an undergraduate college or university program, to visit parents at KAUST twice per school year (subject to capped amount, determined by country).

Utilities

Utilities, furnishings, major appliances are included.

Furniture

Utilities, furnishings, major appliances are included.

Moving Allowance

15% of annual base salary, a fixed one-time payment per family
(in case of a teaching couple, this is calculated using the base salary of the highest earner),
This is to cover cost of visa application, medical examination, degree attestation, storage cost...etc.

Medical

Full local coverage for employee and dependents (Global Plan available upon enrollment with subsidized rates)

Disability

Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.
Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance provided. Additional optional coverage available for employees, spouses and dependents at reasonable rates.

Other

Pension: 10% of base salary (3 full years of vesting rule applies)

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When we had a teacher decide to take another job in mid-July, we were left with few options. Historically, it was a tough position to fill. Within 24 hours of posting the position on Schrole, we were able to offer a contract to a more-qualified educator.

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