Faculty Position in International Relations or Regional Studies

Company:KIMEP University

Location:Kazakhstan / Almaty

Discipline:International Relations or Regional Studies

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


KIMEP University

College of Social Sciences (CSS)

Department of International Relations and Regional Studies.


Faculty Position (Open Rank) in International Relations or Regional Studies

(effective from August 2024 or, if agreed, at an earlier date)

Position Summary

KIMEP University College of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations and Regional Studies, invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professorial level in International Relations. The position is a three-year full-time academic appointment to begin on August 16, 2024. An entry date in January 2024 may be considered. The position is renewable upon mutual agreement. Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service.

We seek a talented teacher and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research, enthusiastic about teaching bachelor, master and PhD students and serving the university, local community and the profession. We are looking for a productive and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in the field of International Relations and Politics.

Minimum Qualifications

While we encourage applications from candidates with a background in quantitative and qualitative research, we accept applications from candidates from all areas of International Relations, Political Science, Regional Studies or a related field. Applicants must have a PhD in one of these areas from an internationally recognized, accredited university. Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is an advantage. For at least one of the positions we expect that the successful candidate can demonstrate experience in the supervision of PhD students.

Applicants for the position should have at least 3-5 years of teaching experience in higher education. ABD’s will be considered if they meet the other qualification requirements and include in their application materials a letter from the dissertation chair confirming the defense date prior to the position’s starting date.

The College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences has 25 full-time faculty members, 10 part-time faculty members and 5 dedicated administrative staff. Apart from the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies, the College includes the departments of Media and Communications, Public Administration and Economics.

KIMEP University

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 members. KIMEP University 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 at the top of national ranking.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of the majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About two million people live in or near Almaty which is the financial, cultural and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan with outstanding summer and winter sports facilities. Kazakhstan is located at the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. As part of 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 for rent. Alternatively, help in finding off-campus housing is provided. In addition to the salary, the benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and a relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching load during the first semester. Additional teaching for pay during the summer is typically available.

The salary will be subject to personal income tax at a flat rate of 10% as required by law.

Application Process:

Please submit your application and the following documents to KIMEP University HR Portal directly: https://hr.kimep.kz/en-US/Home/Vacancy/555

  • 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 in Kazakhstani currency (KZT) gross.
  • A full academic CV.
  • Short­listed candidates are required to submit the names and contact details of two referees’ names.
  • Please attach teaching evaluations for the last 2 semesters.

Address any related questions related to our HR Department: recruitment@kimep.kz

Closing dates for submission of applications:

  • November 12, 2023 (Sunday, 11:59 pm Almaty Time). Applications received before November 12 will be given full consideration.
  • December 12, 2023 (Tuesday, 11:59 pm Almaty Time)

The position remains open until filled.

Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.

Only short­listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews.

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