Assistant Professor or Associate Professor In Law

Kazakhstan (KZ)
28 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

KIMEP University
School of Law


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
(Effective 16 August 2017)

Position Summary
KIMEP School of Law seeks applications from entry-level candidates with excellent academic records and demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship, and applications from junior-lateral candidates possessing outstanding academic credentials, demonstrated teaching ability, and distinguished scholarship to begin in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Rank as either Assistant or Associate Professor of Law depends upon experience and is subject to faculty and university approval. Our hiring needs are flexible, though we have a particular interest in tax, corporate law/finance/banking areas (international), intellectual property, international trade (WTO),  Kazakhstan domesticate law in customs, labor, tax, administrative, environmental/energy law areas.

Candidates should demonstrate 1) a strong academic background, 2) a capacity for and commitment to excellence in scholarship, and 3) a capacity for and commitment to be an effective teacher and a willingness to spend time outside of class working with students. Applicants must include a cover letter indicating the area of interest and current curriculum vitae, and two references.

Minimum Qualifications
• PhD or JD in a law or related field from a recognized, accredited university, at time of application;
• Fluent in English;
• Record of on-going research engagement or strong publication potential.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants with track record of demonstrated competence in teaching face to face and on-line will be given extra consideration.

The School of Law
The School of Law has an accomplished faculty of 7 full-time and 12 adjunct faculty and two staff.

KIMEP University
KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty. KIMEP was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.

Almaty, Kazakhstan
The city of Almaty is situated at the base of majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan's dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research.

Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation after-tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries. Limited on-campus housing is available to rent. In addition to salary, a benefits package includes basic healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, subsidy for children’s school tuition and relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.

Application Process
Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal:
• Filled and submitted application form
• Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations
• Short-listed candidates are required to submit 2 recommendation letters
Address any questions to:
Closing date for submission of applications: December 1, 2016
Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.
Only short-listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.
The position remain open until filled.