Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels to the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics

Astana, Akmola Province, Kazakhstan

Job description

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels to join its rapidly growing Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at the School of Science and Technology. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching and program development.

Launched in 2010 as the premier national university of Kazakhstan, NU’s mandate is to promote the emergence of Astana as the research and educational center of Eurasia. The strategic development of this English-language university is based on the Western model via partnerships with top ranking world universities. The university is committed to be a world-class research university and has made significant investments in research infrastructure, equipment and personnel.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with expertise and research interests in the areas of unmanned autonomous systems, robot vision, sensor fusion, embedded systems and manufacturing. Exceptional candidates with research interests in the broader field of Robotics and Mechatronics are also encouraged to apply.

Benefits include an internationally competitive salary, international health care coverage, free housing (based on family size and rank), child educational allowance, and home-leave travel twice per year.

How to apply

Applicants should send a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than January 15, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin in August 1, 2018. For more information please visit

Nazarbayev University is a new world university initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev. The University is seeking to promote a qualitative leap forward in the preparation of the next generation of national technical and scientific elites, in order to assist in the industrial-innovative development of the country.