Associate Professor in Computer Science

Kazakhstan (KZ)
19 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Institution: Nazarbayev University

Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Category: Faculty - Computer Science – Associate Professor
Type: Full Time

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified full-time faculty members at the Associate Professor level to join its rapidly growing program in Computer Science in the School of Science and Technology. Applicants with research interest in Intelligent Systems, Cyber Security, Computer Vision, Sensor Networks, Mobile Computing, Bio-Informatics, Visualization and Big-Data are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputed research university, a demonstrated ability for research, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position responsibilities include development of an independent, externally funded research program, teaching an average load of two courses per semester, curricular and program development, 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 university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international Higher Education.  Admission to NU is highly competitive; the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region.  SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1.

The NU campus is located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the 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 excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.
Nazarbayev University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing (based on rank and family size), a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage, and an educational allowance for dependent children.

Application Information: Applicants should send a detailed CV with references, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to Exceptional candidates at ranks other than Associate Professor will also be considered.  Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than May 15th, 2017. Successful appointments are expected to begin August 2017. For more information please visit

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