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Assistant Professor in Philosophy, School of Sciences and Humanities (EXPIRED)

Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious studies, Nazarbayev University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Nazarbayev University
Location Astana , Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
Job description

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnered with internationally-recognized names in higher education. The strategic partner of the School of Sciences and Humanities is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive and the students are among the most academically gifted in Kazakhstan. Most students participate in the NU foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Sciences and Humanities with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SSH programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 15:1. All classes are taught in English.

Job Description

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Philosophy. AOS and AOC are open, but we are especially interested in someone who can teach courses in Chinese or Asian philosophy. Successful candidates may be required to contribute to a team-taught introductory Ethics course. The position is available from August 2023. The contract is for a period of three years and is renewable upon positive review.


The successful applicant will have been awarded a PhD in philosophy or a related discipline by the start date in August 2023 and will be able to demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load is 2+2 with TA support for large classes. 

Additional Information

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • competitive salary;
  • rent-free accommodation based on family size and rank;
  • relocation allowance;
  • home leave allowance (return air tickets to the home country, twice per year)
  • no-cost medical insurance, with wide geographical coverage;
  • educational allowance for children.

Nazarbayev University values diversity and strongly encourages applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in Philosophy.

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies includes 18 members and offers a major in History as well as minors in both History and Philosophy & Religious Studies. Faculty in Philosophy publish actively in leading international journals and are encouraged to teach courses that align with their research interests.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, contact information of three referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample by February 15, 2023. Please indicate for which position(s) you would like to be considered. More information about the school is available at https://ssh.nu.edu.kz/.

Questions related to the positions, the university, or living in Astana can be sent to Ted Parent ([email protected]).

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/NazarbayevUnivers...
Hard deadline February 15, 2023, 11:59pm +05:00
Web address for more information https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/NazarbayevUnivers...
Contact name Assel Burgegulova
Contact email
Contact phone +77754585499
Time created January 17, 2023, 10:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 15, 2023, 11:59pm +05:00
Expired on February 17, 2023, 12:46am +05:00
Last updated April 18, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification
The deadline is 15.02.2023.
January 24, 2023, 6:36am UTC

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