UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ASIA

Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science

Location
Kyrgyzstan (KG)
Posted
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Computer Science

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station:  Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
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. 

UCA Background 
The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. The Presidents are the Patrons of the University and His Highness is the Chancellor. UCA’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain communities, by offering an internationally recognized standard of higher education, and enabling the peoples of the region to preserve their rich cultural heritage as assets for the future. UCA brings with it the broader commitment and partnership of the Aga Khan Development Network. For more information: www.ucentralasia.org.  

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.
 
Review other job vacancies at: http://www.ucentralasia.org/About/CurrentVacancies
 

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