Teaching Assistant 0.75 rate (Physics Department), School of Sciences and Humanities
Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
5 дней назад
Job Description

TA is tasked with the following functions:

  1. Attend a minimum of 90 % of lectures (or equivalent) for the relevant course;
  2. Teach laboratory, discussion or recitation sections or equivalent classes separate from the primary lecture, including the assignment of graded assessments, act as grades for class-wide exams, or engage in other instructional activities, subject to the restrictions listed in these Regulations;
  3. Provide support for the School research projects, subject to the written approval of their supervisor;
  4. Give lectures (less than 10% of the numbers of lectures in the course) if they are under the direct guidance of the appropriate faculty member and if the Dean of the School has provided written permission.
  5. Assisting with the preparation of learning materials and students assignments.
  6. Tutoring and assisting students individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by the Professor(s).
  7. Assistance in grading homework and tests, computing and recording the results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
  8. Contributing to the development and implementation of the curriculum.
  9. Assist the faculty members with preparation of learning materials, conducting discussions/study sessions that supplement faculty lectures.
  10. Preparation of consumables and equipment for the laboratory classes.
  11. Holding office hours and providing support for research projects.
  12. participation in the process, assessment, management, monitoring of risks within the framework of the supervised area;
  13. timely and high-quality execution of orders of the Department Chair and/or the Dean of the School within the framework of their duties and powers.



Bachelor degree or its equivalent from a higher education institution with English language of instruction; Master’s degree is preferred

Priority specializations:
-    STEM majors
Work experience    

Required work experience is defined in accordance with standard qualifications for positions at the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University”:
-undergraduate classes TAs must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
-graduate classes TAs must have completed the degree program, in a related field, for which the class counts as an element of progress toward degree
Professional competencies
-    Ability to work individually and in international environment;
-    experience of working with different cultures;
-    organizational skills;
-    fluency in Kazakh, Russian, English (oral and writing skills)
Personal skills
- Nazarbayev University competency model;
- critical thinking;
- distinguished leadership skills;
- building effective relations;
- interpersonal skills;
- ability to work individually and in team;
- responsibility;
- ability of excellent problem solving and prioritizing skills;
- ability to achieve the target within given time;
- negotiation skills

Additional Information


  • 4 hours per day, 20 hours per week
  • 3 months probation period
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