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Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan , Kazakhstan
Department School of Sciences and Humanities
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - General

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazarbayev University invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor in Sociology or Anthropology, to begin in August 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research focus on topics broadly concerning culture, values, identity, race and ethnicity, religion, and/or nationalism. A focus on the Eurasian region is desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses as well as upper- level courses in Sociology or Anthropology at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as methods courses. Responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load, research, and departmental and School service. The University offers opportunities for research support. This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

a Ph.D. in Sociology or Anthropology from an accredited and recognized international university (ABD at time of application will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment, and current Ph.D. holders will be given priority);
Teaching experience at the university level;
An active research agenda (as evidenced by prior peer-reviewed publications or demonstrated ability to publish immediately upon appointment);
Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
Commitment to maintaining a collegial and inclusive work environment.

Additional Information
Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

competitive compensation;
free housing (based on rank and family size);
relocation allowance;
international health insurance for the faculty and dependents living in Nur-Sultan;
educational allowance for dependent children relocated to Nur-Sultan;
home leave allowance (air tickets to the home country, twice per year);
and research start-up funds are available.

To apply please follow this link:
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, names and contact information of three referees, and at least one sample of written work. Complete applications must be received by 30th November 2019. It is the responsibility of the applicants to make sure that their applications are complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr. Gavin Slade at

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process, please, contact our HR team at

Relevant websites:

Nazarbayev University –
School of Science and Humanities –

  • Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international higher education. Admission to NU is highly competitive; the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region.

    The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

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Contact Information

  • School of Sciences and Humanities
    Nazarbayev University
  • 8 (7172)706668


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