College of Social Science—Department of Media
Faculty (Open Rank) in Media and Journalism
(Effective 16 August 2017)
KIMEP University College of Social Science, Department of Media, invites applications
for faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is twelve-month (including
vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin 16 August 2017.
Responsibilities involve teaching (face to face and on-line), research, scholarly activities,
advising, field liaison and service. Faculty hired for this position will have the
opportunity to teach in two programs (BIJ and MIJ). The department offers professional
and theoretical courses in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Media Management
We seek a talented teacher and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research
and enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master's degree students and serving
the University, local communities and the profession. We are looking for a productive
and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and
practice in media and journalism.
Expertise is required in at least two of the following fields: Media Management, Public
Relations, Advertising, Journalism, New Media, or Communication Research. Familiarity
with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome. Applicants must have
an earned doctorate in Media, Journalism, or Communications from an internationallyrecognized,
accredited university or equivalent professional qualifications. ABDs will be
considered who meet the position qualifications and include in their application materials
a letter from the dissertation chair confirming defense date prior to the position start date.
Candidates must have a record of scholarship, which includes published research in
refereed journals and/or books.
Applicants with track record of demonstrated competence in teaching face to face and online
will be given extra consideration.
The College of Social Science
The College of Social Science has an accomplished faculty of 29 full-time and 9 part-time
faculty and 4 dedicated administrative staff. The College includes the departments
of: Media and Communication, Public Administration, International Relations and
KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking
academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a
world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its
students and faculty. KIMEP was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional
reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate
programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency.
Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.
The city of Almaty is situated at the base of majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast
Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial,
cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan
is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and
Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st
century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in
oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has
witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan‘s dynamically changing
economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities
for significant and original research.
Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Compensation after-tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries.
Limited on-campus housing is available to rent. In addition to salary, a benefits package
includes basic healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, subsidy for
children‘s school tuition and relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided
with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is
Please submit the following documents to KIMEP University HR portal: hr.kimep.kz
- Filled and submitted application form
- Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and
preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations
- Short-listed candidates are required to submit 2 recommendation letters
Address any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for submission of applications: December 1, 2016
Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment
Only short-listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.
The position remains open until filled.