Full-time positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to those working in the following research areas:

  • Applied Mathematics (mathematical biology, actuarial mathematics, mathematical finance, optimization);
  • Statistics (biostatistics, computational statistics, statistical modelling, data analysis/mining, mathematical statistics).

Successful candidates should hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in applied mathematics, computational mathematics, mathematics, statistics or in a related field and have excellent English-language communication skills, demonstrated potentials to establish interdisciplinary research, and experience with and exposure to Western higher education. Applicants for associate professor positions should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate level, possess strong teaching skills and experience, and a demonstrated rank-appropriate research accomplishment and service. Applicants for assistant professor level should demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Position responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate level of courses (2-2 teaching load), supervision of graduate students, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in professional and research activities, general program guidance and leadership, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized universities in Higher Education.  Admission to NU is highly competitive.  The student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. Most of the students must complete and pass one-year preparatory program with intensive English course and major-related matriculation.

The NU campus is located in Astana, 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.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • competitive compensation;
  • free housing based on family size and rank;
  • relocation allowance;
  • no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
  • educational allowance for children;
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year

Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31st, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1st, 2017.

 

Full-time positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels in Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biology of the School of Science and Technology at Nazarbayev University seeks candidates for the positions of Faculty member in all areas of biomedical sciences to complement existing research and teaching capacities. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research reflected by high impact factor journal publications. Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels should have the requisite academic experience to mentor junior faculty and graduate students and to manage major research initiatives.

Applicants should send a detailed CV, contact information of three professional referees, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. The academic rank will be determined according to the successful candidate’s teaching and work experience and the relevant research productivity. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 1, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1st, 2017. 

Full-time poisitions at the Associate Professor level to join rapidly growing program in Computer Science

Applicants with research interest in Intelligent Systems, Cyber Security, Computer Vision, Sensor Networks, Mobile Computing, Bio-Informatics, Visualization and Big-Data are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputed research university, a demonstrated ability for research, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position responsibilities include development of an independent, externally funded research program, teaching an average load of two courses per semester, curricular and program development, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.  

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.  SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1.

The NU campus is located in Astana, 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.

Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing (based on rank and family size), a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and an educational allowance for dependent children.

Applicants should send a detailed CV with references, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. Exceptional candidates at ranks other than Associate Professor will also be considered.  Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 1, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin August 2017. 

Full-time faculty position in the Department of Chemistry

Positions are available at all ranks. Exceptional candidates with research interests in the broader field of Chemistry are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to candidates with an expertise and active research interests in the area of Inorganic Chemistry (including Material Science) and Analytical chemistry.

Successful candidates must hold a PhD in Chemistry, Material Science or a closely related field, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have excellent English-language communication skills (English is the language of instruction), a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and ability to develop vigorous research program.

Position responsibilities include an average teaching load of two courses per semester, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in relevant professional and research activities, general program guidance and leadership, student advising, committee service, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university

Launched in 2010 as the premier national university of Kazakhstan, NU’s mandate is to promote the emergence of Astana as the research and educational center of Eurasia. The strategic development of this English-language university is based on the Western model via partnerships with top ranking world universities.  The university is committed to be a world-class research university and has made significant investments in research infrastructure, equipment and personnel.

Benefits include an internationally competitive salary, international health care coverage, free housing (based on family size and rank), child educational allowance, and home-leave travel twice per year.

Applicants should submit a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 30, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1st, 2017. 

Full-time positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels to join rapidly growing

Department of Robotics and Mechatronics

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research, excellent English-language communication  skills and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and program development.

Launched in 2010 as the premier national university of Kazakhstan, NU’s mandate is to promote the emergence of Astana as the research and educational center of Eurasia. The strategic  development  of this English-language university is based on the Western model via partnerships with top ranking world universities.  The university is committed to be a world-class research university and has made significant investments in research infrastructure, equipment and personnel.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with expertise and research interests in the areas of medical robotics, unmanned autonomous systems, sensor fusion, and mechatronic system design and control. Exceptional candidates with research interests in the broader field of Robotics and Mechatronics are also encouraged to apply.

Benefits include an internationally competitive salary, international health care coverage, free housing (based on family size and rank), child educational allowance, and home-leave travel twice per year.

 Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31st, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin in August 2017. 

The position of Chair of the Department of Biology

The Chair will report to the Dean and is empowered to lead the education and research programs of the department.

 

Position responsibilities include cultivation of the departmental research agenda, recruitment of faculty members, teaching an average load of one course per semester, curricular and program development and monitoring, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university. 

 

The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research and administration, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional research 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, with an acceptance rate of approximately one of eight applicants. SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1. The Department of Biology is one of the largest in the university, conducting bachelor, master and doctorate level programs.


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

 

Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing, a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and an educational allowance for dependent children.

 

Application Information: Applicants should send a detailed CV with three references, their teaching and research visions for the department, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31, 2017. The appointment is expected to begin August 2017.

The position of Chair of the Department of Chemistry

The Chair will report to the Dean and is empowered to lead the education and research programs of the department.

 

Position responsibilities include cultivation of the departmental research agenda, recruitment of faculty members, teaching an average load of one course per semester, curricular and program development and monitoring, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university. 

 

The applicant must have a doctoral degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research and administration, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional research 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, with an acceptance rate of approximately one of eight applicants. SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1.


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

 

Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing, a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and an educational allowance for dependent children.

 

Application Information: Applicants should send a detailed CV with three references, their teaching and research visions for the department, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31, 2017. The appointment is expected to begin August 2017.

The position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science

The Chair will report to the Dean and is empowered to lead the education and research programs of the department.

Position responsibilities include cultivation of the departmental research agenda, recruitment of faculty members, teaching an average load of one course per semester, curricular and program development and monitoring, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university. 

The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research and administration, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional research 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, with an acceptance rate of approximately one of eight applicants. SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1. The Department of Computer Science is one of the largest in the university, conducting bachelor, master and doctorate level programs.

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

Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing, a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and an educational allowance for dependent children.

Application Information: Applicants should send a detailed CV with three references, their teaching and research visions for the department, and list of publications to sst@nu.edu.kz. Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31, 2017. The appointment is expected to begin August 2017.