Faculty positions, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nazarbayev University
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  • Job Status
    Full Time

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Company Description

Nazarbayev University is a modern and rapidly developing university located in the heart of Eurasia – Nur-Sultan, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev University (NU) was founded by the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The University aims to develop into a research university of international renown combining education, research, and innovation. Nazarbayev University educates the next generation of leaders of the Republic of Kazakhstan in science, public administration and various professions, thus contributing to the future development of the country. Core features of Nazarbayev University include: academic freedom and institutional autonomy, both legally enshrined as Nazarbayev University operates under a special Law; predominantly internationally recruited faculty, English as the language of instruction and research; entirely merit-based admission and progression system; and integrated teaching and research starting at the undergraduate level.


To give Kazakhstan and the world the scientists, academics, managers and entrepreneurs they need to prosper and develop.


To be a model for higher education reform and modern research in Kazakhstan and to contribute to the establishment of Nur-Sultan as an international innovation and knowledge hub.

The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, 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, theatre, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Job description

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences (seng.nu.edu.kz) invites applications for an instructor, assistant or an associate professor position to begin from August 2021. Preferred candidates should have sufficient research and laboratory/practical based teaching experience/background or strong willingness for self-development to laboratory/practical based teaching a number of related electrical and computer engineering courses from the following areas: embedded systems design, mechatronic system design, power engineering, system programming and software engineering and/or applied mathematics and machine learning.

We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both research and hardware–oriented teaching. Applicants should have been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree from a reputable university, and are expected to have in top ranked journals/conferences in the areas of their expertise. The successful candidate should have research leadership capabilities and possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills. Only active researchers with a growing scientific profile and hardware-based experience will be considered; experience in industry and the alignment with thematic areas of the department would be favorably considered. Applicants to the Associate Professor position should have been previously appointed as assistant professors or equivalent in a reputable university and demonstrate substantial publication record in high-impact factor journals.


What we offer:

· Competitive salary and 2-course teaching load per semester
 · Generous research time
 · Research seed grants and other competitive research funding opportunities
 · Selected conference and travel funding
 · International health insurance
 · Expatriate benefits (rent-free housing, home travel (one per annum), assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents)
 · Paid home leave of 56 days per annum

‍Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews.

‍Application Information: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume with a list of publications and the contact information of three references jointly with a statement of teaching and research plans via Smart Recruiters system at: https://smrtr.io/5Vbcv

‍Review of applications is expected to begin soon and continue until the position is filled. Applicants on the shortlist will be called for interviews.

Successful appointments are expected to begin August 3rd, 2021. Additional information can be found on our website (www.nu.edu.kz).



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