of Social Sciences (CSS)
Department of International Relations and Regional
Faculty Position in International Relations or
Regional Studies effective from January
KIMEP University College of Social Sciences, Department of
International Relations & Regional Studies, invites
applications for two faculty position
(Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor rank) in
the International Relations area.
KIMEP University offers its faculty members one-year
contracts, renewable by mutual agreement. The starting date for
this position is 5 January or as soon as possible
Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly
activities, advising, field liaison and service. The department
offers undergraduate and graduate programs and teaches academic and
theoretic courses in International Relations, the Politics of
Central and East Asia, Diplomatic History, Methodology, etc.
We seek a talented teacher and innovative scholar who is
actively engaged in research, enthusiastic about teaching
baccalaureate and master’s degree 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.
Expertise is desired in at least two of the following areas
of International Relations: Chinese Domestic and
Geo-Politics, Chinese Economic Policy, The Economy and Geo-Politics
of East Asia, Central Asia, Political Economy and
Security Studies. Familiarity with CIS countries or
similar international experience is welcome.
Applicants must have an
earned doctorate in International
Relations, Political Science, Regional Studies or another relevant
field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university.
Applicants should be able to teach in English.
Applicants for position should have at least 3-5 years of
teaching experiences in reputable universities and extensive
professional experience in the field of major areas. 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.
Experience with remote or online course design and teaching is
an added benefit.
The College of Social Sciences
The College of Social Science has a faculty of 18 full-time and
ten part-time faculty members and three dedicated administrative
staff. The College includes the departments of Media and
Communications, Public Administration, International Relations and
KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally
accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the region. 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 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 in the top rankings by national bodies.
The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tien
Shan mountains in southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live
in or near Almaty because it 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. Forming part of the Silk Road of the 21st
century, Kazakhstan offers unique opportunities in finance, oil and
gas, economic development, and trade. Kazakhstan has a dynamic
economic, social, educational and cultural environment that
provides great opportunities for 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 a subsidy for relocation allowance. New
faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule
during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically
The salary will be subject to deduction of taxes (10% Personal
Income tax in general) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.
Please submit your application and the following documents to
KIMEP University HR
Portal directly: https://hr.kimep.kz/en-US/Home/Vacancy/449
- Filled 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 current academic CV
Shortlisted candidates are required to submit 2 referees’
Please attach your teaching evaluation forms for the last 2
Closing dates for submission of
The position remains open until filled. Applications received by
August 15, 2022 (Monday, 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 by CSS IR and Regional Studies Department’s Search
Address any related questions to our HR Officer: email@example.com
or to the Dean Gerald Pech: firstname.lastname@example.org.