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
Nazarbayev University's School of Engineering and Digital
Sciences invites applications for full-time faculty positions in
the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering to begin as
soon as possible. We are primarily interested in candidates for the
- Assistant Professor in Chemical and Materials
Engineering (REF: CHME CME)
- Assistant Professor in Advanced Energy Materials (REF:
We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both
research and teaching. A bachelor/diploma and Ph.D. or equivalent
degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field is
required for all positions. All applicants are expected to have
publications in top ranked journals/conferences in the areas of
their expertise and experience in pursuing and obtaining research
The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering has
graduated its first UG class in 2015 and has recently moved into
brand new 2000 m2 facilities and state of the art laboratories. The
Department offers Bachelor's, MSc and PhD programs, and attracts
some of the best students in Kazakhstan. Areas of research activity
include Chemical Engineering, Advanced Materials Engineering,
Materials and Systems for Energy Generation, Conversion and
Storage; Environmental Protection, Remediation and Resource
Efficiency; Risk Analysis, Aerosol and Climate Sciences; Multiscale
Materials Modelling and Processing and Biomedical Engineering.
Since Fall 2018, the Department had adopted ABET-compliant
undergraduate course of study and a new research-intensive two-year
MSc Program in Chemical and Materials Engineering and a second MSc
Program in Biomedical Engineering.
What we offer:
- Competitive salary and 2-course teaching load per semester
- Generous research time
- Research seed grants and other competitive research funding
- 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
send a detailed CV with references, teaching and research
statements, and list of publications. 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: https://smrtr.io/5VcCn
Successful appointments are expected to begin as soon as
possible. For more information, please visit
Additional information can be found on our website (www.nu.edu.kz).
For any inquiries related to the application, please contact
the Acting Department Chair, Prof. Stavros Poulopoulos, at firstname.lastname@example.org.