Faculty (Open Rank) in International Relations (General)

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Faculty Position (Open Rank) in International Relations or Regional Studies

(effective on August 15, 2019)

Position Summary

KIMEP University College of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations & Regional Studies, invites applications for one faculty position (open rank). The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on 15 August 2019. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Expertise is desired in the following area: International Relations. 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 for position should have at least 3-5 years of teaching experiences in reputable universities and extensive professional experiences 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.

The College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences has an accomplished faculty of 29 full-time and 10 part-time faculty and 4 dedicated administrative staff. The College includes the departments of Media and Communications, Public Administration, International Relations and Economics.

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 in the top rank of provision by national bodies.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of 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. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan’s dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research.

Compensation

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 basic healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, subsidy for children’s school tuition and 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%) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.

How to apply

Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal: hr.kimep.kz

  • 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
  • Short-listed candidates are required to submit 2 recommendation letters
  • Address any questions to: recruitment@kimep.kz

The position remains open until filled. All applications received on or before

January 27th, 2019 are guaranteed full consideration.
Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only.

Only short-listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.

KIMEP University is the leading independent North American-styled academic institution in the CIS. Currently, we have approximately 3,300 students enrolled in our academic programs. The mission of KIMEP University is to develop well-educated citizens and to improve the quality of life in Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region through teaching, learning, community service and the advancement of knowledge in the fields of business administration and social sciences.