Assistant Professor (Department of Chemistry), School of Sciences and Humanities
Nazarbayev University
Astana, Kazakhstan
2 часа назад

Job Description

Nazarbayev University is seeking highly qualified faculty at the Assistant Professor level to join its rapidly growing Department of Chemistry in the School of Sciences and Humanities(SSH) to begin in August 2023.

Areas of research interest and expertise may include but are not limited to : biochemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, food chemistry to complement existing research and teaching capacities.

Main duties :

  • developing active research program and publishing research outputs in peer reviewed scientific journals of high impact factor;
  • actively seeking competitive grants;
  • teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses with the typical minimum teaching load of 2 courses per semester (12 ECTS per semester which equates to approximately 90-96 classroom hours per semester);
  • supervision of undergraduate and graduate students;
  • curricular and program development;
  • service duties;
  • general program guidance and leadership;
  • other activities related to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university.
  • Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon positive review.


    Successful applicants will have the following qualifications :

  • a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a relevant field from an accredited institution;
  • demonstrated excellence in research reflected by high impact factor journal publications;
  • strong potential to establish vigorous research program;
  • excellent English-language communication skills,
  • excellent collaboration skills and commitment to maintaining a collegial and inclusive work environment;
  • experience in teaching and supervising students at undergraduate and / or graduate level;
  • track record of excellence in research, teaching, and service;
  • track record in successfully attracting research funding is highly desirable.
  • Additional Information

    Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including :

  • competitive compensation;
  • free housing (based on rank and family size);
  • relocation allowance;
  • international health insurance for the faculty and dependents living in Astana;
  • educational allowance for dependent children relocated to Astana;
  • home leave allowance (air tickets to the home country, twice per year);
  • There are no start-up packages for this appointment but there are regular NU calls for applications for Social Development Fund (10,000 USD for 1 year), Faculty Competitive Research Development Grant (150,000 USD for 3 years), Collaborative Research Proposal grants (450,000 USD for 3 years) as well as regular grants calls from the Ministry of Education and Science of RK.

    The university has got a state of the art laboratories supported by Core Facilities with a range of advanced research instruments available to all NU faculty.

    Applicants should attach a detailed CV with the full list of publications, cover letter, contact

    information of three professional referees, teaching and research statements. Only

    applications at assistant professor level will be considered. A review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than the closing date of 9th January 2023.

    For inquiries regarding the recruitment process and benefits package, please, contact our HR

    team at hr.ssh Please note that due to the large number of applications only

    candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. If you are not contacted further than 30

    days after the closing date, you can assume that you have not been shortlisted for an

    Relevant websites :

  • Nazarbayev University - https : / /
  • School of Science and Humanities - https : / / /
  • Department of chemistry - https : / / / departments / chemistry
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