Department Chair – Chemistry

Nazarbayev University
Astana (KZ)
February 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Nazarbayev University School of Science and Technology is inviting applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Chemistry. The Chair will report to the Dean and is empowered to lead the education and research programs of the department.

Position responsibilities include cultivation of the departmental research agenda, recruitment of faculty members, teaching an average load of one course per semester, curricular and program development and monitoring, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university. 

The applicant must have a doctoral degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research, grantsmanship and administration, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional research 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, with an acceptance rate of approximately one of eight applicants. SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1.

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

Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing, a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), international health care coverage, and an educational allowance for dependent children.

Application Information: Applicants should send a detailed resume including the list of publications, their teaching and research visions for the department to Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 1, 2018. The appointment is expected to begin August 5, 2018.

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