Job ID: 133046

Instructor and Assistant Professor positions at the Department of Chemistry

Nazarbayev University

  • Nov. 6, 2019
  • Instructor and Assistant Professor positions at the Department of Chemistry
  • School of Sciences and Humanities
  • Nazarbayev University
  • Nov. 30, 2019
  • August 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry - Analytical
    Chemistry - General
    Sciences - General
    Chemistry - Inorganic

The Department of Chemistry in the School of Science and Humanities at Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is currently seeking to hire new faculty members specializing in chemical education. We invite applicants for Instructor and two faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry to begin in August 2020.

The Instructors will be expected to carry out the teaching tasks in hands-on laboratories in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry as well as the lectures for non-science major students. The standard teaching load for Instructors is 4/4.

The Assistant Professor of Chemistry will have the responsibility of teaching undergraduate-level courses in General Chemistry and in Inorganic and Analytical chemistry and conducting research. Faculties are expected to demonstrate experience in college teaching and strength in research. The standard teaching load for Assistant Professors is 2/2. Responsibilities of Assistant Professor also include research, and Departmental and School service.

Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon positive review.

Successful applicants for the Assistant Professor position will have the following qualifications:

a Ph.D. in a related field (ABD at time of application will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment);
potential or track record of excellence in research, teaching, and service;
An active research agenda (as evidenced by prior peer-reviewed publications or demonstrated ability to publish upon appointment);
Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
Commitment to maintaining a collegial and inclusive work environment.
Successful applicants for the Instructor position should have an MS degree in a related field by the start date and will be expected to demonstrate potential for teaching excellence.

Additional Information
Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

competitive compensation;
free housing (based on rank and family size);
relocation allowance;
international health insurance for the faculty and dependents living in Nur-Sultan;
educational allowance for dependent children relocated to Nur-Sultan;
home leave allowance (air tickets to the home country, twice per year);
research start-up funds are available.
To apply please follow this link:…
Please attach a cover letter, detailed CV with the list of publications, the contact information of three referees, research and teaching statements by 30th November 2019. For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr. Ivan Vorobyev at

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process and benefits package, please, contact our HR team at

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  • Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international higher education. Admission to NU is highly competitive; the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region.

    The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

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Contact Information

  • School of Sciences and Humanities
    Nazarbayev University
  • 8 (7172)706668

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