Full-time positions in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Nazarbayev University is seeking highly-qualified faculty members at the assistant, and associate professor ranks to
join its rapidly growing Mathematics Department in the School of Science and Technology (SST). Candidates from
all areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to those working in the following research areas:
- Applied Mathematics (mathematical biology, actuarial mathematics, mathematical finance, optimization);
- Statistics (biostatistics, computational statistics, statistical modelling, data analysis/mining, mathematical statistics).
Successful candidates should hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in applied mathematics, computational mathematics, mathematics,
statistics or in a related field and have excellent English-language communication skills, demonstrated potentials to establish
interdisciplinary research, and experience with and exposure to Western higher education. Applicants for associate professor
positions should have considerable experience in supervising students at the graduate level, possess strong teaching skills
and experience, and a demonstrated rank-appropriate research accomplishment and service. Applicants for assistant professor
level should demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Position responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate level of courses (2-2 teaching load), supervision of
graduate students, curricular and program development, ongoing engagement in professional and research activities, general
program guidance and leadership, 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
internationally recognized universities in Higher Education. Admission to NU is highly competitive. The student body is
selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. Most of the students must complete and pass one-year
preparatory program with intensive English course and major-related matriculation.
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 an attractive benefits package, including:
- competitive compensation;
- free housing based on family size and rank;
- relocation allowance;
- no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
- educational allowance for children
- air tickets to home country, twice per year
Applicants should submit a detailed CV, teaching and research statements, and list of publications to
Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31st, 2017.
The position will stay open until filled. Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1st, 2017. For more information please