UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA

Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science

Location
Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
Posted
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 15 January 2019​

Deadline: January 15th 2019 (open until filled)
Commencement Date: January 15th 2019, or August 1st 2019

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities 

The University of Central Asia seeks to fill several full-time positions in the Computer Science programme at UCA’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. In your role as faculty member, you will be contributing to the development and implementation of a new Computer Science curriculum at the Bachelor Level, that has been designed in partnership with the University of Toronto in Canada. 

Academic programmes combine the student-centered environment of a liberal arts college with the intellectual excitement of being at the frontiers of knowledge offered by a research university. The language of instruction for undergraduate studies is English, with a requirement that all undergraduate students be fluent in their native language and Russian. As a Faculty Member, you will be dedicated to teaching in small classes and providing each student with personal academic attention to ensure that they master and apply the material. You will help students appreciate and develop an interdisciplinary approach to the fields of computer science, information technology, and entrepreneurship. 

Lastly, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue their research and develop new research for UCA in Central Asia, actively creating pathways to engage students in the research programme. Applicants should thus demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to establishing foundational knowledge for students new to the field.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Lecturer Position: Master’s in Computer Science 
  • Assistant Professor and Above: PhD in Computer Science
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Russian is an asset

Desirable Attributes

Teaching 

  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a teaching team; flexibility and the ability to work in a constantly-evolving academic endeavour is essential; 
  • Experience in teaching in Central Asia would be a valuable asset;
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching and students;
  • Experience using innovative teaching methods and evaluation methodologies. 

Research 

  • A proven ability to publish research in high quality journals;
  • Regular attendance and experience with presenting at international conferences;
  • Experience in conducting research in Central Asia would be a valuable asset;
  • Aware of current and future industry trends; strong network of industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and industrial mentoring.

Salary and Package

Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

How to Apply

Please send us an up-to-date resume including list of published work and teaching evaluations (if applicable). List of at least three references who may to attest to your teaching/research experience is also required. Kindly email resume with a cover letter to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org. Please use: “Computer Science Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us. 

For more information about UCA’s academic programmes please visit 

https://www.ucentralasia.org/Admissions/UndergraduateProgramme

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.