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Open Rank Positions at the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious studies of the School of

Employer
Nazarbayev University
Location
Kazakhstan
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Fellowship
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnered with internationally-recognized names in higher education. The strategic partner of the School of Sciences and Humanities is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive and the students are among the most academically gifted in Kazakhstan. Most students participate in the NU foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Sciences and Humanities with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SSH programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 15:1. All classes are taught in English.

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies includes 18 members and offers a major in History as well as minors in both History and Philosophy & Religious Studies. Faculty in Philosophy publish actively in leading international journals and are encouraged to teach courses that align with their research interests.

Job Description

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan invites applications for two positions in Philosophy. AOS and AOC are open, but successful candidates may be required to contribute to a team-taught introductory Ethics course. The positions are open rank, ranging from Assistant Professor to Full Professor. They are available from January 2022. Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon positive review.

Qualifications

Successful applicants for Assistant Professor will have been awarded a PhD by the start date in January 2022. They will also be able to demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Successful senior level applicants will be expected to have a demonstrated track record of excellence in each of these areas.

The teaching load is 2+2 with Teaching Assistants support for large classes.

Additional information

Nazarbayev University values diversity and strongly encourages applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in Philosophy.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

·         competitive salary;

·         rent-free accommodation based on family size and rank;

·         relocation allowance;

·         home leave allowance (return air tickets to the home country, twice per year)

·         no-cost medical insurance, with wide geographical coverage;

·         educational allowance for children.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, contact information of three referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample by October 15, 2021 via following link: https://smrtr.io/6KBgV

Please indicate for which position(s) you would like to be considered. More information about the school is available at https://ssh.nu.edu.kz/.

Questions related to the positions, the university, or living in Nur-Sultan can be sent to Ted Parent (ted.parent@nu.edu.kz).

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