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Associate/Assistant Professors, and Instructors, Computer Science Department

Nazarbayev University
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 31, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Nazarbayev University is a modern and rapidly developing university located in the heart of Eurasia – Nur-Sultan, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev University (NU) was founded by the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The University aims to develop into a research university of international renown combining education, research, and innovation. Nazarbayev University educates the next generation of leaders of the Republic of Kazakhstan in science, public administration and various professions, thus contributing to the future development of the country. Core features of Nazarbayev University include academic freedom and institutional autonomy, both legally enshrined as Nazarbayev University operates under a special Law; predominantly internationally recruited faculty, English as the language of instruction and research; entirely merit-based admission and progression system; and integrated teaching and research starting at the undergraduate level.


To give Kazakhstan and the world the scientists, academics, managers and entrepreneurs they need to prosper and develop.


To be a model for higher education reform and modern research in Kazakhstan and to contribute to the establishment of Nur-Sultan as an international innovation and knowledge hub.

The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, 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, theatre, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Job description

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members to join its rapidly growing program in Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences.  Positions are available at ranks of Associate/Assistant Professors, and Instructors.  Applicants with research and/or teaching interests in all areas of computing, with special, but not exclusive interest in fields related to Databases, Programming Languages, Data Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Architecture, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Mobile Computing, Bioinformatics, and High-Performance Computing are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor and above must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or closely related discipline from a reputable research university, and a demonstrated ability for research.  All candidates must have excellent English-language communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching and research.

Position responsibilities include an average teaching load of two courses per semester (three courses per semester for Instructors), ongoing engagement in relevant professional and research activities, student advising, committee service, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university

Additional information

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and 2-course teaching load per semester
     · Generous research time
     · Research seed grants and other competitive research funding opportunities
     · Selected conference and travel funding
     · International health insurance
     · Expatriate benefits (rent-free housing, home travel (two per annum), assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents)
     · Paid home leave of 56 days per annum

Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews.

Application Information: Applicants should complete on-line application form and upload a detailed CV, three reference letters, and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified..

Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please submit the applications through online submission form available at: 

Successful appointments are expected to begin in August, 2021. For more information please visit Additional information can be found on our website (

For any inquiries related to the application, please contact department chair, Prof. Adnan YAZICI (


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