Nazarbayev University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Open Rank, Modern and Contemporary History of Europe and/or the Americas
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Non-Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for one faculty position (open rank) in the modern and contemporary history of Europe, and/or the modern and contemporary history of the Americas. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Successful senior applicants will be expected to have a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching classes (teaching load is 2 + 2 with TA support for large classes), curriculum and program development, and research. The position is available from August 2016. Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon a positive review.
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 Humanities and Social Sciences is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the students are the most academically gifted in Kazakhstan. Most students participate in the foundation year program run by the University of Warwick, and thus enter the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1. All classes are taught in English.
Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:
- competitive compensation;
- housing based on family size and rank;
- relocation allowance;
- air tickets to the home country, twice per year;
- no-cost medical insurance;
- educational allowance for children.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, current c.v., contact information of three referees, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 27, 2015. More information about the school is available at http://shss.nu.edu.kz. Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Astana can be sent to Dr. Beatrice Penati (email@example.com).
For application documents: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions related to the position can be sent to Dr. Beatrice Penati (email@example.com).
|Primary Category:||Modern European History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
European History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies