Assistant or Associate Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nazarbayev University

Competitive Salary
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University Description

Nazarbayev University (NU) is a modern and rapidly developing university located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The University aims to develop into a research university of international renown combining education, research, and innovation. Core features of Nazarbayev University include predominantly internationally recruited faculty, English as the language of instruction and research; entirely merit-based admission and progression system; and integrated teaching and research.

Job Description

The School of Engineering and Digital Sciences of Nazarbayev University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position for outstanding candidate to join the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

Candidates must possess an earned PhD degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering from a reputable Western university. Candidates must, during their prior career, have demonstrated excellence in research, learning and teaching and external engagement. A sustained and successful track record of attaining research or commercial funding and publication in internationally recognised quality journals associated with high scopus h-index are essential. An ideal candidate will be willing to work in a team to deliver teaching and research related to broad area of Mechanical, Aeronautics and Space Engineering. The candidate research interests should complement and augment the MAE Department's existing strengths in energy and thermofluids, applied mechanics, bio-engineering, engineering design, materials and manufacturing, aerospace propulsion, flight mechanics, and aeroelasticity.

More details about Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department can be found at:


PhD degree in related subject area from a reputable Western university with appropriate experience and a sound research record.

Additional information

The university provides research grants for successful proposals. Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include: Internationally competitive salary; A startup grant for conference travels and building collaborations; Holiday leave of 56 days per annum; Two flights for the appointee and dependents home per annum; International health insurance; Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents; Assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents; and an educational allowance for dependent children.

Applications require to complete on-line application form accompanied by a cover letter, CV and three reference letters. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please submit the applications through online submission form available at

For informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Essam Shehab, Head of Mechanical and Aerospace Department, email:

Deadline: open until filled.

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