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Full-time Faculty Position in Cognitive Science/Computational Linguistics

KIMEP University
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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KIMEP University NJSC College of Humanities and Education (CHE) Full-time Faculty Position in Cognitive Science/Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing is effective Spring 2022 semester (starting on January 5, 2022):

The rank is Assistant/Associate/Full Professor.

We are looking for faculty who can teach some or all of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Computational Linguistics;
  • Corpus linguistics;
  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing;
  • Logic of Language;
  • Text Mining, and other.
The period of work is S2022, Su2022 optional and Fall 2022 with possible prolongation of the contract from Jan 2023.

Position Summary:

KIMEP University College of Humanities and Education invites applications for one faculty position (Assistant/Associate or Full Professor)The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on January 2022 with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, and service. The new faculty will assist in the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the department, particularly in our BA in Cognitive Science.


We seek talented instructors and innovative scholars who are actively engaged in research and enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master’s degree students and serving the University, local community and the profession. We are looking for productive and cooperative colleagues who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in the fields listed ab


Minimum Qualifications

Expertise is desired in the following areasCognitive Science/Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing (at assistant/associate professor level);


Applicants for professorial positions should have:

a doctorate degree in a relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university;

at least 3-5 years of teaching experience in reputable universities;

Prior research publications or clear evidence of research potential;

Industry experience would also be viewed favorably.

KIMEP University

 KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty members. KIMEP University was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.


Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan's dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research. 



Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation after ­tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries.

Limited on campus housing is available to rent, or alternatively, help is available in finding off campus housing. In addition to salary, a benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and subsidy for relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.

The salary will be subject to deduction of taxes (10% Personal Income tax in general) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.


Application Process:

Please submit your application and the following documents to KIMEP University HR Portal directly via this HR Portal link:

Filled and submitted application form.

Attach a full CV.

Cover letter that indicates the position applied for, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations gross in KZT.

Short­listed candidates are required to submit 2 referees’ names/contact details; They would be contacted directly in case of selection. If you have the recommendation letters you may also attach them to your application.

Please attach your teaching evaluation forms for the last 2 semesters.

Final candidates, non-native speakers of English language are required to submit IELTS academic certificate of the score 8.0 (9.0) or equivalent.

The passport of vaccination/certificate on vaccine made (2 shots) or equvivalent document would be requested from a final candidate.


Closing date for submission of applications is September 19, 2021 (Sunday, 11:59 pm based on Almaty time).

The applications would be considered/interviewed until September 30, 2021 by the Selection Committee members.


Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only. 

Only short­listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews by the CHE Search Committee by the end of September 2021..

Address any related questions to our HR Manager

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