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Associate Professor of Research in Law

KIMEP University
Date posted
Feb 6, 2024

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KIMEP University


School of Law 


POSITION DESCRIPTION - Associate Professor of Research






KIMEP University School of Law invites applications for a faculty position of Associate Professor of Research. The position is full-time academic appointment to begin in fall semester 2024. 


Main Purpose of the Post:

  1. To provide academic and research leadership. To undertake research and publish to the required levels appropriate to either academically qualified or professionally qualified status (50% of the expected overall contribution) To lead and manage the delivery of teaching and learning including oversight and management of related academic activities and academic administration (50% of the expected overall contribution).

Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Undertake individual and team-based research and publish commensurate with the expectations of the position; Serve as Research Director of the Law School and stimulate and facilitate scholarship on the Law faculty in this role; Undertake teaching and related activities as may be allocated by the Dean as appropriate; Manage the Law Library and perform duties related to its functioning and administration as well as maintenance of legal databases and subscriptions of the Law School.

Other Duties and Responsibilities


  • Lead and manage programmes and modules, ensuring full compliance with quality requirements; Lead, manage and contribute to curriculum development;
  • Lead, manage and support the learning process by preparing learning materials and marking student scripts according to marking schemes provided and subject to appropriate monitoring procedures;
  • Act as Coordinator of Adjunct Faculty responsible for formal and informal orientation and training of adjunct instructors;
  • Provide mentoring and academic support for junior staff and students;
  • Manage, supervise and invigilate examinations and other assessment duties as required by the Dean under advice from the Faculty;
  • Undertake, lead and manage consultancy and/or knowledge transfer and/or continuing professional development; Participate in continuous professional development; Carry out related duties that may be allocated by the Dean as appropriate.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Specific requirements of MES for accreditation and attestation purposes and defined by the Ministry of Labor as essential standards for employment: DS/PhD or CS and a minimum of 5 years of educational and scientific work at an educational institute in the area of specialisation and, for progression to a higher grade, at least one year in the preceding grade.

Additional KIMEP requirements: required publications and other requirements may be found in the KIMEP Faculty Code of Practice. Terminal degree in Law and MLIS or equivalent.

Essential Skills/Abilities/Competencies


  • Ability to engage in personal research and to lead team-based research projects; Effective higher education teacher; Demonstrable ability to manage the student learning experience; Demonstrable ability to lead and manage income generation activities; Demonstrable ability to develop new curricula;
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage consultancy and/or pedagogic innovation and/or the development and implementation of advances in practice in their field.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to lead teams; Ability to represent the department effectively; Competence in English, including good report writing and data analysis skills; Commitment to KIMEP’s Mission, Values, Principles of Governance and Strategic priorities.

The School of Law


The School of Law has an accomplished faculty of 8 full-time, 1 emeritus and various part-time faculty, along with 4 administrative staff members, including the dean. Professional programs are provided at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, in accordance with the Bologna process.


KIMEP University


KIMEP University is the leading American style, internationally accredited, English language academic institution. The university provides a world class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty. KIMEP was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. The Bang College of Business currently has 31 full­time faculty. All programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. In 2022, BCB also received the first EFMD Program based accreditation in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. All academic programs are ranked among the top in Kazakhstan.


Almaty, Kazakhstan


The city of Almaty is a beautiful, modern and vibrant city situated at the base of majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. The city has a population of 2 million people and 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. 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. Combined with a low cost of living, the salary becomes even more competitive in real terms.


Limited on campus housing is available to rent. In addition to salary, a benefits package includes basic healthcare, 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 a deduction of 10% income tax.


Application Process 


Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal:   


  • Completed application form
  • Academic CV
  • Cover letter that indicates the desired position, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations.
  • Short­listed candidates will be required to provide names/contact details of two professional references or two recommendation letters and copies of official evaluations for the last two years. 

Address any questions to:


Closing dates for submission of applications: April 5, 2024 (23.59 Almaty time)


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


Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates can be notified and invited for interviews.  


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