Assistant/Associate Professor in Operations Management

Astana (KZ)
02 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business - Faculty Positions

About this job

The Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business (NUGSB) invites applications for faculty positions (all ranks) in one area: Operations Management. We seek candidates with high research potential or achievement, and excellent teaching skills. Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant field from an accredited institution. We will consider both highly-qualified entry-level candidates and experienced faculty.
The NUGSB has a small, but growing faculty with PhDs from Cornell, University of Michigan, Purdue, UT Austin, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, Griffith University, and Solvay Business School. Faculty members have published in reputable journals such as Rand Journal of Economics, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Accounting Research, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Financial Markets, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis among others.

The Graduate School of Business has a strategic collaboration with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, which is ranked as one of the best business schools internationally. Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is also actively involved in recruiting and mentoring/supporting NUGSB faculty in teaching and research activities.  For more information about NUGSB please visit our website:

Located in Astana, Nazarbayev University is a new Western-style, English-language institution, created with the support of leading universities around the world, such as: Cambridge University, Duke University, National University of Singapore, University College London, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburg, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University aspires to become a world-class research-based university and provide the highest quality education in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, described as “brash and grandiose, and wildly attractive” by National Geographic, and “the futuristic frontier of architecture” by the Guardian, Astana “The City of Future” has been chosen as the venue to host the International Exposition EXPO-2017. Rich in natural resources, Kazakhstan has experienced extraordinary economic growth since its independence from the Soviet Union two decades ago. The World Bank has also ranked Kazakhstan as one of the world’s 20 top locations for direct foreign investment.

What we offer:

  • Generous research time
  • Competitive salaries and teaching loads
  • Mentoring by Duke faculty
  • Opportunity to be a change agent
  • Networking at the highest political and business levels
  • Expatriate benefits (housing, home travel, etc.)

Application Materials Required:

Cover letter highlighting specific area of expertise (finance, marketing, etc.), motivation and interest in the position
Curriculum Vitae

Applications should be sent to: The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Fuqua faculty members on the Duke campus. Positions will remain open until they are filled.

Nazarbayev University is an equal opportunity employer.