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Assistant Professor in Chemical and Materials Engineering/Advanced Energy Materials

Nazarbayev University
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jul 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description

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'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 following positions:

  1. Assistant Professor in Chemical and Materials Engineering (REF: CHME CME)
  2. Assistant Professor in Advanced Energy Materials (REF: CHME AEM)


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 funding.

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.


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 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:

‍Successful appointments are expected to begin as soon as possible. For more information, please visit  Additional information can be found on our website (

‍For any inquiries related to the application, please contact the Acting Department Chair, Prof. Stavros Poulopoulos, at

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