​The Deanship of Human Resources was established as (Deanship of Academic Staff and Employee Affairs) by a decree of the Council of Higher Education in its seventy-first session dated 14/11/1433Hijra, and the decision of interim committee (in charge for higher education council) No.17/22/1440, which received royal approval of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Council of Higher Education, by royal directive No. 7385/B dated 26/2/1434Hijra.

The DHR has the responsibility of organizing the financial and administrative affairs for SEU staff (faculty members, employees, technicians and workers).

The DHR supervises and undertakes all measures that service and organize the SEU in achieving a pioneer role in teaching, research and community service, through administration of human resources, ensuring the well-being of this central component in the pedagogical and administrative operations of the university.

The ​DHR recruits highly qualified faculty and employees to take up positions and jobs not taken by Saudi counterparts, cooperating and coordinating these operations with relevant departments and bodies inside and outside the KSA. At the same time, the DHR contributes to improving the performance of SEU's employees by sponsoring training and scholarship programs in various areas of expertise and specializations.