Friday, 15 August 2014

Openings for Chair and a Professor (full or associate) in Central Asian History, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Deadline for applications: 7 September 2014

Full or Associate Professor in History  

Institution:Nazarbayev University
Location:Astana, Kazakhstan
Category:
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - History
Posted: 07/25/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type:Full Time
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University invites applications for a Full or Associate Professor in History in the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies. S/he should be able to contribute to the teaching in the history of Central Asia and the Kazakh steppe and to the M.A. in Eurasian Studies. To complement the existing strengths of the Department, candidates with an expertise in the interaction between Central Asia and China or in the early modern history of Central Asia and the Turkic-speaking world are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position requires a Ph.D. in History or Oriental Studies and teaching and research experience commensurate with the sought rank. We are looking for a candidate with an exemplary and ongoing record of research, demonstrated excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching, a commitment to active involvement in the life of the Department, and the capability of mentoring junior faculty in research and teaching. This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, starting in August 2015.

The Department currently has ten full-time Faculty members representing the breadth of the discipline, with an emphasis on Eurasian history and civilizations. Besides offering a major in History and minors both in History and in Philosophy/Religious Studies, the Department plays a key role in providing instruction in these disciplines to students across the School and beyond, as well as in contributing to the recently established M.A. in Eurasian Studies.

The Department is responsible for offering an innovative course in the history of Kazakhstan which is compulsory for all undergraduates.

The Department is housed within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences which
offers six majors and has approximately 600 students. Nazarbayev University is a modern, English-language institution based on best practices drawn from partner higher education institutions in the US, UK and Singapore. The strategic partner for SHSS and the Department is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nazarbayev University is located in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana.

The salary and benefit package are highly competitive. The benefit package includes the following:
  • Housing based on family size and rank;
  • A relocation allowance;
  • Air tickets to home country, twice per year;
  • No-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
  • An educational allowance for children.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three publications and the names and contact information for three referees.

Application Information

    
Contact:Chair of Hiring Committee
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nazarbayev University
Email Address:nu.shss@nu.edu.kz

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Chair of the Department of History, Religious Studies and Philosophy

  
Institution:Nazarbayev University
Location:Astana, Kazakhstan
Category:
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - History
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Religious Studies & Theology
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Philosophy
Posted: 07/25/2014
Application Due:Open Until Filled
Type:Full Time

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University invites applications for the inaugural position of Chair of the Department of History, Religious Studies and Philosophy. The Department currently has ten full-time faculty members representing a variety of disciplines and sub-disciplines, with an emphasis on Eurasian history and civilization. Besides offering a major in History and minors in History and in Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Department plays a key role in providing instruction in History, Religious Studies and Philosophy to students across the School and beyond as well as in contributing to the recently established M.A. in Eurasian Studies. The Department is responsible for offering an innovative course in the history of Kazakhstan which is compulsory for all undergraduates.

The Department is housed within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences which offers six majors and has approximately 600 students. Nazarbayev University is a modern, English-language institution based on best practices drawn from partner higher education institutions in the US, UK and Singapore. The strategic partner for SHSS and the Department is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nazarbayev University is located in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana.

The position requires a Ph.D. in History or a related discipline with an exemplary and ongoing record of research, teaching and service. We are looking for a scholar with a proven track record of leadership as a department chair in a Western research university who has a vision for advancing our research and outreach in Central Asia and beyond, and who has a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. The applicant is expected to be at the Full or Associate Professor rank. The position is open in terms of area of specialization.

Nazarbayev University is committed to offering equal opportunities to all candidates, whatever their ethnicity, gender, and culture.

Requirements for the position include the ability to articulate a clear vision for the Department, a management style based on collaboration and consensus-building, the ability to work with faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds, and the capacity of mentoring junior faculty in research and teaching. In addition to contributing to the research and teaching mission of the Department, the Chair will also contribute to the further building of the School and play a significant role in shaping and implementing the School's strategic vision. This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

The salary and benefit package are highly competitive. The benefit package includes the following:
  • Housing based on family size and rank;
  • A relocation allowance;
  • Air tickets to home country, twice per year;
  • Medical insurance, with global coverage;
  • An educational allowance for children;
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing how their interests, previous experience and management style will contribute to the building of the Department and School, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references.

Application Information

    
Contact:Chair of Hiring Committee
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nazarbayev University
Email Address:nu.shss@nu.edu.kz