The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature of the School of Sciences and Humanities (SSH) at Nazarbayev University is considering applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. Area of specialization for this position is open, however, the ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary focus whose work cuts across linguistic, regional, and disciplinary boundaries. Candidates with Ph.D. in the fields of literature, theoretical and applied linguistics, area studies, and related disciplines will be considered. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to program-building and student mentoring and will be able to complement and build off of our department’s diverse strengths, ranging from comparative literature to comparative-historical linguistics and language typology, from cultural productions to discourse analysis, from language-mind-cognition to foreign language learning. We seek a candidate with an exemplary and ongoing record of research, demonstrated excellence in teaching, commitment to active involvement in the life of the Department and the School, and a capacity to advise undergraduate and graduate students in the wide thematic area of languages, linguistics, and literature, and to mentor senior undergraduates in applying to graduate programs.
This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, it carries a 2/2 teaching load.
The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures (LLL) at SSH currently has eleven full-time and 3 part-time faculty representing a variety of disciplines in the domain of languages, linguistics and comparative literature. The LLL Department has one of the fastest-growing major counts in the School and is adding an array of literature, linguistics and language course offerings in the 2019-2020 academic year. The LLL Department’s program is also integrated into the graduate program in Eurasian Studies, an interdisciplinary MA and Ph.D. program, and thus, an ideal candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the Eurasian Studies both in research and teaching.
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 SSH and the Department is the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Nazarbayev University is located in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan (Astana).
To apply please follow this link: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/NazarbayevUniversity1/743999698945840-assi…
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Inquiries and applications should be directed to email@example.com. For fullest consideration, please, apply by November 30, 2019.
a PhD in Literature, Linguistics or Languages from an accredited and recognized international university (ABD at time of application will be considered, but PhD must be in hand at time of appointment, and current PhD holders will be given priority);
Teaching experience at university level; preferably with the ability to teach both introductory and advanced level sociology courses.
An active research agenda (as evidenced by prior peer-reviewed publications or demonstrated ability to publish immediately upon appointment);
Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Commitment to maintaining a collegial and inclusive work environment.
Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:
free housing (based on rank and family size);
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.
For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr. Andrey Filchenko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nazarbayev University – http://nu.edu.kz/
School of Science and Humanities – http://ssh.nu.edu.kz/