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  • Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Education
    Graduate School of Education
    Nazarbayev University

    Nazarbayev University is an English-medium university established in Kazakhstan in 2010. In its first entry in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2023, it ranked 500-600 in the world, confirming its position in the top 30% of universities globally after only 13 years of existence. The Graduate School of Education (GSE), which was launched in 2013, ranked 250-300 in the 2023 subject rankings. GSE offers programmes at Master’s and PhD level. Our alumni lead education reform across all sectors of education in Kazakhstan and beyond.

    GSE invites applications for Full Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors for faculty positions beginning between August and October 2024. Applicants with a research focus in inclusive education, educational leadership, large-scale assessment, STEAM/STEM education, ICT in education or education finance are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Job Description

    Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service on a 40%-40%-20% ratio. The University offers opportunities for research support. All positions are initially for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal. 

    The successful candidate will be expected to teach postgraduate courses in our M.Sc. in Educational Leadership program (one of 3 specializations: Inclusive Education; Higher Education; and School Education), or our M.A. in Multilingual Education program, and/or our PhD in Education program, depending on strengths and experience. Supervision of student thesis work is also required. Applicants who are confident in teaching advanced quantitative methods in educational research are especially welcome to apply.


     Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

     For Assistant Professor

    • PhD in an appropriate discipline from a recognized international university (ABD at time of application will be considered, but PhD must be in hand at the time of appointment, and current PhD holders will be given priority);

    • A demonstrated record of research and at least 1 high-quality journal publication;

    • Teaching experience at the university level (experience in postgraduate programmes will be given priority);

    • Excellent intercultural communication and collaboration skills;

    • Commitment to maintaining a collegial and inclusive work environment;

    • Commitment to making a difference to the School, University, and wider society.

     For Associate Professor

    All criteria above, plus:

    • A demonstrated record of research and high-quality publications appropriate to rank in the past 5 years;

    • Experience of successful research grant application;

    • Experience in developing new courses and programme curricula;

    • Experience in supervising Master’s and PhD student thesis research.

     For Full Professor

    All criteria above, plus:

    • Experience of leading research projects, preferably with international teams;

    • Experience in leadership positions at departmental or School/Faculty level;

    • Experience in mentoring emerging researchers.


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