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Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Political Science or International Relations

KIMEP University
Date posted
Apr 1, 2024

Job Details

KIMEP University

College of Social Sciences (CSS)

Department of Political Science and International Relations


Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Political Science or International Relations

(effective from August 2024)

Position Summary

The newly formed Department of Political Science and International Relations (formerly International Relations and Regional Studies) at the College of Social Sciences of KIMEP University invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professorial level in Political Science or International Relations. The position is a three-year full-time academic appointment to begin on August 16, 2024. The position is renewable upon mutual agreement. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service.

We seek a talented teacher and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research, enthusiastic about teaching bachelor, master and PhD students and serving the university, local community and the profession. We are looking for a productive and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in the field of International Relations and Politics.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in Political Science or International Relations from a Western, internationally recognized university. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate recent, successful research activity and, preferably, experience in the supervision of PhD students. Applicants for the position should have at least 5 years of teaching experience in higher education.


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 at the top of national rankings.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tian Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About two million people live in or near Almaty, which is the financial, cultural and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan with outstanding summer and winter sports facilities. Kazakhstan is located at the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. As part of the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers a unique perspective: as an emerging economy with a dynamically changing social, educational and cultural environment, it provides particular opportunities for 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 provided in finding off campus housing. The benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses and a relocation allowance. Research-based teaching reductions are available. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule for the first semester. Paid summer teaching is typically available.

The salary will be subject to personal income tax at a flat rate of 10% as required by law.

Application Process:

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

  • A filled out application form. A cover letter that indicates the position applied for, how you meet the qualifications requirements, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations in Kazakhstani currency (KZT) gross. A full academic CV Please also attach your teaching evaluation forms for the last 2 semesters.

Short­listed candidates are required to submit names and contact details of two referees.

Closing dates for submission of applications:

The position remains open until filled. Applications received by May, 5, 2024 (Sunday, 11:59 pm based on Almaty time) are guaranteed full consideration.

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

Only short­listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.

Address any related questions to our HR Officer:


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