Faculty Position in School Leadership and Inclusive Education
Nazarbayev University

Due to expansion, Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education is recruiting faculty members in the field of School Leadership and Inclusive Education. Appointments are being made at Full Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor levels. Positions are available from June 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE) began providing its first Master's level programs in September 2013, supported by its strategic partners, the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Still expanding, NUGSE currently offers an MSc in Educational Leadership, an MA in Multilingual Education, and a PhD program. The MSc in Educational Leadership offers specializations in School Leadership, Inclusive Education and Higher Education. 

The Graduate School of Education plays a key role in driving education reform in Kazakhstan, and faculty members who are keen to make a difference through work with schools, other universities and the Ministry of Education and Science are especially welcome. The School also houses a Research Institute and a Projects and Professional Development Center, and plays a major role nationally in conducting educational research and advising on policy. 

Responsibilities of faculty positions include:

  • designing and teaching courses in area of specialization, and contributing to general courses such as Research Methods;
  • supervising MSc and PhD student dissertations;
  • maintaining an international research profile;
  • contributing to the management of the Graduate School of Education through committee service;
  • contributing to the wider agenda of education reform in Kazakhstan.

Selection criteria:

  • PhD or equivalent in education or closely related field;
  • international research publications related to School Leadership or Inclusive Education;
  • relevant teaching/work experience;
  • experience of supervising postgraduate dissertations to completion (for Full and Associate Professor appointments);
  • ability to teach and supervise students confidently in English;
  • willingness to contribute to education reform in Kazakhstan, through participation in joint research projects and/or professional development programs;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Conditions of Employment: 
The appointment is a 3-year renewable contract subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive remuneration package for international faculty members includes:

  • internationally competitive salary;
  • annual holiday leave of 56 calendar days;
  • two flights for the appointee and dependents to home country per year;
  • international health insurance;
  • rent-free apartment for the appointee and dependents; and,
  • relocation allowance including air fares for the appointee and dependents.

Review of applications begins on 19 February 2016 and continues until positions are filled. Skype interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled during March/April. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV, together with the names and contact details of two referees, to the Hiring Committee at gse@nu.edu.kz. Informal enquiries about specific posts can be addressed to Jason Sparks (Vice-Dean NUGSE) at jason.sparks@nu.edu.kz

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