Assistant Professor in Sociology

Astana (KZ)
Feb 28, 2019
End of advertisement period
Apr 15, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazarbayev University invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor in Sociology, to begin in January 2020. We are looking for candidates who apply quantitative and statistical methods in their research within any area of specialization; candidates with expertise in demography, social stratification, and/or media are particularly welcome to apply.

Essential Qualifications

  • a PhD in Sociology 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;
  • An active research agenda (as evidenced by prior peer-reviewed publications or demonstrated ability to publish immediately upon appointment);
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses as well as upper level courses in Sociology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load, research, and departmental and School service. The University offers opportunities for research support. This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, transcripts, names and contact information of three referees, and samples of written work to Complete applications must be received by 15 April 2019. It is the responsibility of the applicants to make sure that all three letters of recommendation are received before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Sofia An at

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in higher education. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ (SHSS) partner is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 15:1.  The language of instruction is English.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including competitive compensation; housing based on family size and rank; relocation allowance; air tickets to home country, twice per year; no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage; and educational allowance for children.