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Open Rank Positions at the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious studies (EXPIRED)

School of Sciences and Humanities , Nazarbayev University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Location Nur-Sultan , Kazakhstan
Start date August 01, 2020
Job description

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies invite applications for three positions in Philosophy to begin in August 2020. The positions are open rank, ranging from Instructor to Full Professor. Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon positive review.

AOS and AOC are open, but successful candidates may be required to contribute to a team-taught introductory Ethics course. The teaching load for ranks from Assistant Professor to Professor is 2+2 with TA support for large classes. Responsibilities include research, and departmental and School service. The standard teaching load for Instructors is 4/4 but a reduction in teaching load may be possible. The University offers opportunities for research support. 

Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon positive review.


Successful applicants for ranks from Assistant Professor to Professor will have the following qualifications:

  • a Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field (ABD at time of application will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment);
  • potential or track record of excellence in research, teaching, and service;
  • An active research agenda (as evidenced by prior peer-reviewed publications or demonstrated ability to publish upon appointment);
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • Commitment to maintaining a collegial and inclusive work environment. 

Successful applicants for the Instructor position should have an MA degree in Philosophy or a related field by the start date and will be expected to demonstrate potential for teaching excellence. The standard teaching load for instructors is 4/4. In some cases, a reduction in teaching load may be possible.

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);
  • research start-up funds are available.

Please follow this link to apply: https://smrtr.io/3z4xw 

Please send a letter of interest, current CV, contact information of three referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and, for candidates for Assistant Professor and above, a writing sample by 30th November 2019. Please indicate for which position(s) you would like to be considered.

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr. Mihnea Capraru at mihnea.capraru@nu.edu.kz

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process and benefits package, please, contact our HR team at hr.ssh@nu.edu.kz.

Relevant websites:

  • Nazarbayev University - http://nu.edu.kz/  
  • School of Science and Humanities - http://ssh.nu.edu.kz/
How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://smrtr.io/3z4xw
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2019, 12:00am +05:00

(applications under review)

Hard deadline December 31, 2019, 11:59pm +05:00
Web address for more information https://smrtr.io/3z4xw
Contact name Mihnea Capraru
Contact email
Contact phone 8 (7172) 70 47 48
Time created November 13, 2019, 9:53am EST
Scheduled expiry date December 31, 2019, 11:59pm +05:00
Expired on January 2, 2020, 12:46am +05:00
Last updated March 2, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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