Professor/Associate/Assistant in Physics

Astana (KZ)
28 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty at the assistant, associate, and full professor ranks to join its rapidly growing Department of Physics in the School of Science and Technology (SST). Candidates from all areas of experimental, theoretical and computational physics will be considered, but special preference will be given to those who do disruptive table-top experimental research in condensed matter physics, nanophysics, photonics, chemical, soft-matter and biophysics. 

Successful candidates should hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in physics or in a related field, strong demonstrated potential to establish vigorous research program and have excellent English-language communication skills. Applicants should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate and undergraduate level, possess strong instruction skills and in-depth mentoring experience. All applicants should demonstrate a potential for excellence in research, teaching and service.

Position responsibilities include: active research and grant seeking activity, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses with the typical load of 2 courses per semester, supervision of graduate students, curricular and program development, service duties, general program guidance and leadership, and other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university. 

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional research university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized universities in higher education. Admission to NU is highly competitive. The student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region, including winners of prestigious international science Olympiads. 

The NU campus is located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, situated at the cross-roads of Central Eurasia, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern left-bank region of this multicultural city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with restaurants, theater, music, opera, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • competitive compensation;
  • free housing based on family size and rank;
  • relocation allowance;
  • no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
  • educational allowance for children
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year 

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed CV including a list of publications, research & teaching statements to Successful appointments are expected to begin in August of 2019 and in January of 2020. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Department Physics at the School of Science and Technology at our websites and