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College of Humanities and Education (CHE)
Faculty Position (open rank) in Academic English/ TESOL is effective from August 15, 2023
KIMEP University College of Humanities and Education invites applications for 3 open rank positions. The positions are a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on 15 August 2023 with possibility of extension. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, and service.
We seek talented instructors enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master’s degree students and serving the University, local community and the profession. We are looking for faculty who can teach General English, Academic Writing, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design and other courses in the pre-service EFL teacher training bachelor program.
Expertise is desired in the following areas: TESOL/ EFL Academic Writing.
Applicants for senior lecturer positions should have:
- A master’s degree in a relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university; At least 2 years of teaching experience in reputable universities; Experience with remote or online course design and teaching is strongly desired.
Preferred but not required qualifications for senior lecturers:
- Prior research publications; CELTA/DELTA; Proficiency in Korean, Chinese or German (to teach these languages as additional languages to undergraduate students). Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome.
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.
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. 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.
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 alternatively, help is available in finding off campus housing. In addition to salary, a benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and subsidy for 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% Personal Income tax in general) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.
How to apply
Please submit your application and the following documents to KIMEP University HR Portal directly: https://hr.kimep.kz/en-US/Home/Vacancy/496
- Filled and submitted application form. Cover letter that indicates the position applied for, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations gross in KZT. Shortlisted candidates are required to submit 2 referees’ names/contact details; if you have the recommendation letters you may also attach them to your application. Please attach your teaching evaluation forms for the last 2 semesters. Final candidates, non-native speakers of English language are required to submit IELTS academic certificate of the score 8.0 (9.0) or equivalent.
Closing date for submission of applications:
- April 17, 2023 (Monday, 11.59 pm Almaty time). Applications received before deadline are guaranteed full consideration by the Selection Committee members.
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 by the CHE Search Committee.