Working at KAUST
KAUST believes that personal fulfillment and discovery are integral aspects of a
rewarding professional life, the university makes it easy for faculty, staff and
postdocs to balance their professional responsibilities with other aspects of their
KAUST provides ample opportunities and time to keep work and life in harmony – from
vacations and holidays to an inviting campus community on the shores of the Red Sea,
with all the seaside amenities and recreation facilities of a fine resort.
See our About KAUST
page for more about our
campus and community.
Our globally competitive pay structure is at the core of the Employee Value
Proposition. Salaries are offered on a graded system that includes all positions within
In addition, KAUST provides a number of additional financial rewards to eligible
faculty, staff and postdocs. Details and finalized terms will be available to
individuals upon an offer of employment at KAUST.
Overseas and Competitive Allowances
Overseas Incentive Allowance
Faculty and staff will embark on an exciting overseas work experience; this allowance
is designed to help make their assignment financially rewarding.
Local Competitive Allowance
This allowance is 20% of the base salary and is offered to all Saudi Arabian staff
across all grade codes and expatriates in Support (S) grade code. It is designed to
encourage individuals to accept employment opportunities in Thuwal as a remote area.
KAUST staff will receive an allowance that places them competitively both locally and in
the global market for their professional field.
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