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Full-time/Part-time Instructor in History of Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Nov. 19, 2019
Title Full-time/Part-time Instructor in History of Kazakhstan
University Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan , Kazakhstan
Department School of Sciences and Humanities
Application Deadline Dec. 8, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Religion and Theology
    History - General

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan invites applicants for full- or half-time instructor positions in the History of Kazakhstan. Successful candidates applying for either position will be expected to contribute to a team-taught History of Kazakhstan survey for first-year students. Full-time instructor will lead twelve discussion sections per week (a 4:4 load) with TA support while half-time instructor’s load will be six sections per week (a 2:2 load) with TA support.

The successful candidates must have a Master’s Degree in History or Eurasian Studies or related area in hand, and preference will be given to individuals with demonstrable knowledge of the region. The positions are available from August 2020. The contract will be for a period of three years (August 2020 -June 2023) on a renewable basis.

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.

Follow this link to apply:…

Please send a letter of interest, current c.v., contact information of three referees and teaching evaluations to by December 8, 2019. More information about the school is available at Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Nur-Sultan can be sent to Nikolay Tsyrempilov (

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnered with some of the most internationally recognized names in higher education. The strategic partner of the School of Sciences and Humanities is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive and students are the most academically gifted in Kazakhstan. Most students participate in the NU foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Sciences and Humanities with extensive English-language training and academic preparation. SSH programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 15:1. All classes are taught in English.

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies department includes 18 members and offers a major in History and minors in History and Philosophy/Religious Studies. All of its members publish actively.

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

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Contact Information

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


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