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Teaching Jobs in Saudi Arabia

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As one of the Middle East more populated countries where education and learning is important, opportunities for teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia international schools is open for many nationalities. School teachers are attracted to male & female job positions to teach in Saudi Arabia major cities and towns.

Teachers from nursery, primary and secondary school age are employed to teach English in Saudi Arabia to children from 2 to 18 years old learners as well as school age specialist subjects including physics, P.E and mathematics.

Although there are cultural similarities to the rest of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has its own culture and traditions that teachers can experience in major cities or living in one of the kingdoms smaller towns.


Teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia

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Teach in Saudi Arabia opportunities

Al Masjad An Nabawi Saudi Arabia
Al Masjad An Nabawi. Source: Scoopempire

International school teacher jobs are available to educate children from 3-18 years old. Choose to apply to teach English or teaching jobs in Riyadh school subjects, such as business, mathematics, P.E. In most parts of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) teachers posts are offered to suitably qualified and experienced applicants with classroom experience.

You will notice that job offers are advertised for male or female, which takes into consideration cultural sensitiveness in KSA.  Obtaining the appropriate visa and medical documentation is vital for entrance into the country,.




Teaching in Saudi Arabia international schools

Old Jeddah where you can visit after teaching at school
Old Jeddah. Source: Scoopempire

Options include to teach from kindergarten, elementary to high school level as a classroom teacher and management responsibilities to head teacher roles. These positions in schools require that you are qualified as a teacher and have experience at that age level, for example nursery teacher. Mostly all jobs for teachers in international schools require native or near-native English speaking ability as teaching is conducted in English for most subjects.

School days generally start at 7am until 2pm following the western school year from August to June the following year. You will receive 2 days off each week, Thursday and Friday.

Teachers salaries for international schools in Saudi Arabia are around 12,000 to 24,000 SAR per month depending on the role, qualifications and years of experience. No taxes are deductible for western teachers.

You will see advertised male & female teacher jobs in Saudi Arabia vacancies offered to both Indian teachers and western native English speakers.


Requirements to teach in Saudi Arabia international schools

  • Full medical check documents, including blood tests, chest x ray to obtain a work visa and then residency permit
  • Sign a contract from 6 months to 3 years that can be renewable
  • 58 years old and under for work and residency permit requirements


See here for work visa requirements on the embassy website for Saudi Arabia Mayfair London


Teacher jobs, subjects and roles

Vast majority of teaching will be for English speakers in international schools for full time teachers you see advertised for all topic subject areas.

Primary/elementary school teachers in Saudi Arabia will be asked to teach an age group from year/grade: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Female nursery and kindergarten jobs a teachers in Saudi Arabia are to teach 3-5 year old children at an international school.



Teaching English in Saudi Arabia

Asir Mountains Saudi Arabia
Asir Mountains. Source: Scoopempire

As one of the official languages in the KSA there are many ESL TEFL jobs in Saudi Arabia at international schools to help raise students English language ability. You would be employed as a native English speaker on a contract basis to teach English in KSA to children at the school.

The vast majority of schools advertising for English subject positions require a TEFL or CELT classroom based qualification for teachers of English as a second language. In addition 2+ years experience is normal. These type of jobs may not be on a full time contract basis.



Cities in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh,  Jeddah,   Medina,    Hofuf,   Ta’if,    Dammam,   Khamis Mushait,    Buraidah,    Khobar



Country Facts

Area size: 2,240,000 sq km

Population: 27.6 million approximately

Capital: Riyadh

Language: Arabic

Time: GMT + 3

Electricity: 127/220 volts AC, 60Hz

Currency: Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)

International dialling code: +966

Climate: Desert climate, hot and sunny with some wind

Important Date: 23rd September Saudi National Day


Looking to experience another culture?  Teach in Saudi Arabia could be an option for you if this is the type of position and country you would be suited.