Nazarbayev University, Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Assistant Professor in Modern History, School of Sciences and Humanities
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Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnered with 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 the students are among 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 in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Modern History (18th to 20th century). The region of specialization is open but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following fields (not in order of priority): history of science and technology, history of medicine, environmental history, and comparative colonialism. Candidates with expertise in digital humanities approaches and methods are particularly encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate potential for 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, service, and research. The position is available from August 2023. Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon a positive review.
Successful applicants will have been awarded a PhD by the start date in August 2023. They will also be able to demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. The teaching load is 2+2 with TA support for large classes.
Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:
● competitive salary;
● rent-free accommodation based on family size and rank;
● relocation allowance;
● home leave allowance (return air tickets to the home country, twice per year)
● no-cost medical insurance, with wide geographical coverage;
● educational allowance for children.
Nazarbayev University values diversity and strongly encourages applications from members of groups who are underrepresented in History.
The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies includes 18 members and offers a major in History as well as minors in both History and Philosophy & Religious Studies. Faculty in History publish actively and are encouraged to teach courses that align with their research interests.
To apply, please upload a letter of interest, current CV, contact information of three referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample by February 15, 2023 through this following link: https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/NazarbayevUniversity1/743999877958921-assistant-professor-in-modern-history-school-of-sciences-and-humanities. More information about the school is available at https://ssh.nu.edu.kz/.
Questions related to the position, the university, or living in Astana can be sent to Dr. Curtis Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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