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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Philosophy* (EXPIRED)

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open, but the successful candidate will be required to contribute to a team-taught introductory Ethics course
AOC Open, but the successful candidate will be required to contribute to a team-taught introductory Ethics course
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Astana, Astana Qalasy, Kazakhstan
Start date August 2019
Job description

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Philosophy, the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University (hereinafter - NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for two positions in Philosophy. AOS and AOC are open, but the successful candidate will be required to contribute to a team-taught introductory Ethics course. The successful candidate may also be asked to offer courses based on their research interests.

We expect to appoint either two instructors or one instructor and an assistant professor. Candidates for an instructor position should have an MA degree in Philosophy or a related field and will be able to demonstrate potential for teaching excellence. The standard teaching load for instructors is 4+4. Applicants for an assistant professor position will be expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching classes (teaching load is 2+2 with TA support for large classes), curriculum and program development, and research.

These positions will available from August 2019, pending budgetary approval. Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon a positive review.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnered with some of the most internationally-recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences 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 Humanities and Social Sciences with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio. All classes are taught in English.

The History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies department includes 15 members and offers a major in History and minors in both History and in Philosophy & Religious Studies. Faculty in Philosophy publish actively in leading international journals.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

· competitive compensation;

· housing based on family size and rank;

· relocation allowance;

· air tickets home;

· no-cost medical insurance, with a wide geographical coverage;

· educational allowance for children.

NU values diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

Successful applicants will have the required degree (Ph.D. for Assistant Professors, MA for instructors) in hand or expected by the starting date in August 2019. To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, contact information of three referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and, for candidates for the Assistant Professor position, a writing sample to hr.shss@nu.edu.kz by April 7, 2019. Please indicate for which position(s) you would like to be considered. More information about the school is available athttp://shss.nu.edu.kz. Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Astana can be sent to Shane Ryan, search committee chair (shane.ryan@nu.edu.kz).

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Successful applicants will have the required degree (Ph.D. for Assistant Professors, MA for instructors) in hand or expected by the starting date in August 2019. To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, contact information of three referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and, for candidates for the Assistant Professor position, a writing sample to hr.shss@nu.edu.kz by April 7, 2019. Please indicate for which position(s) you would like to be considered. More information about the school is available at http://shss.nu.edu.kz. Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Astana can be sent to Shane Ryan, search committee chair (shane.ryan@nu.edu.kz).
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 7, 2019, 11:59pm ALMT
Contact
Web address for more information https://shss.nu.edu.kz/
Contact name Shane Ryan
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date April 7, 2019, 11:59pm ALMT
Expired on April 9, 2019, 12:46am ALMT
Last updated April 8, 2019, 2:46pm EST
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