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Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Physics

KIMEP University
Almaty (KZ)
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

Job Details

KIMEP University

School of Computer Science and Mathematics



Full-time Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Physics

(Effective August 2024)


The School of Computer Science and Mathematics invites applications for one faculty position (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) in Physics with specialization open. The appointment will start in the Fall of 2024 (August 15, 2024). Responsibilities involve teaching, research, and engaging in extra-curricular and recruitment activities. The position is for an initial three-year contract, renewable upon mutual agreement. The teaching load is negotiable, depending on research output and administrative duties assigned, but it will include at least one section of General Physics each semester. Supervision of undergraduate research projects is expected, and options to develop other courses of interest are available.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Physics from an internationally recognized, accredited university. Applicants should have at least 3 years of teaching experience in higher education.

KIMEP University

KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally accredited, English-language academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. All classes are taught in English. The university provides a world-class educational experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty. KIMEP was established in 1992 and has built a solid regional reputation as a leading higher education provider.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty is a beautiful, modern, and vibrant city situated at the base of the majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. The city has a population of 2 million people and is Kazakhstan's financial and cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia, with critical 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. Limited on-campus housing is available to rent. In addition to salary, a benefits package includes healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and a relocation allowance. New faculty members have a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available. The salary will be subject to a net 10% income tax deduction.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents to the KIMEP University HR portal: 

  • Filled out the application form.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes the names of at least two references.
  • 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.
  • Please also attach your teaching evaluation forms for the last two semesters, if available.
  • 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 10, 2024 (Thursday, 11.59 pm based on Almaty time) are guaranteed full consideration.

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.

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