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Faculty Position in Digital Journalism

KIMEP University
Date posted
Apr 19, 2024

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KIMEP University

College of Social Sciences—Department of Media and Communications


Faculty Position in Digital Journalism

(effective from August 2024) 

Position Summary

KIMEP University, College of Social Sciences, Department of Media and Communications, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant professor or Associate Professorial level in Digital Journalism. The position is a three-year full-time academic appointment to begin on August 15, 2024. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service.

We are looking for a talented teacher and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research and enthusiastic about teaching bachelor and master students in media and communications. We are looking for a productive and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to the subject's theory, research, and practice.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Journalism, or Media Studies focusing on digital journalism, data journalism, economics of journalism, television production, or media management from a Western internationally recognized, accredited universit

Applicants should have at least 3-5 years of teaching experience in reputable universities and extensive professional experience in (digital) journalism. ABD’s will be considered who meet the position qualifications and include in their application materials a letter from the dissertation Chair confirming defense date prior to the position’s start date.

The College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Science has a faculty of 25 full-time and ten part-time faculty members and three dedicated administrative staff. Apart from the Department of Media and Communications, the College includes the departments of Economics, Public Administration and International Relations and Regional Studies. 


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 ranking.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tien 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. Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. 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 help 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

Filled out and submitted application form. Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations in Kazakhstani currency (KZT) gross. A full academic CV  

Short­listed candidates are required to submit 2 referees’ names/contact details.

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

Closing dates for submission of applications:

The position remains open until filled. Applications received by May 24th, 2024 (Friday, 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.

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