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Purpose of this research to identify the factors that affect to job satisfaction among academic staff in two private universities. Method: The sample was conducted in two private universities Cihan\Erbil University and Knowledge University. Data collected from 189 responded full time lecturers of having at least three years working experience in their current position. Analyzed using descriptive analysis Reliability test and Pearson Correlation and regression test the relationship between variables. Finding: Indicated that there was a positive relationship between Job security, Financial Rewards, Empowerment and job satisfaction therefore supported the hypothesis, job security found the highest factor effect on job satisfaction during this research, financial rewards second highest effect on job satisfaction. Universities should take into account that academic staff plays an important roles, however university should provide a good environment and work conditions at universities to let the academic staff loyal and satisfy that will led to universities success.

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