Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy

  • 53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave., Nur-Sultan, Region / Independent city, Kazakhstan
  • Full-time

Company Description

Nazarbayev University (NU) – located in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – is an English-language research university, established in partnership with leading universities around the world. NU’s international partners include Cambridge University, University College London, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, National University of Singapore, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Pittsburgh.  The University has rigorous admission standards and accepts only the best students from the region. NU’s Graduate School of Public Policy enrolled its first students in 2013 and offers degree programs in Master in Public Policy, Master in Public Administration and PhD in Public Policy. The School’s partner institution is the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.  Our Master programs have achieved full accreditation from the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA).

The Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) at Nazarbayev University, invites applications to join our international faculty and to share in our vision of becoming the leading public policy school in Kazakhstan and the Central Asia region. Candidates should have the requisite teaching, research and public policy experience to contribute to curriculum development, innovative pedagogy and international scholarship. Experience with public sector organizations, consultancies with international organizations, leadership in the development of relevant educational institutions and teaching experience in Asia will be regarded as strong additional qualifications.


  • PhD in Public Policy, Public Administration, Economics, Political Science or a related discipline with a public policy focus 
  • Relevant academic teaching and research experience: Full Professor – at least 2 years at full professor or 5 years at associate professor level; Associate Professor – at least 2 years at associate professor or 5 years at assistant professor level
  • International research profile – Publications in international peer reviewed journals on policy-relevant topics; success in attracting competitive funding; awards and prizes from relevant professional/academic associations

Applications are particularly invited from candidates with an established record of research and teaching in the following areas:

  • New Technology and Public Policy
  • Urban and Transport Policy
  • Health and Social Policy
  • Strategic Communication and Public Policy
  • Crisis and Emergency Management

Additional Information

Application Procedure:

Candidates should submit the following documents in electronic form (MS Word or PDF file)

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact details of three referees
  • Teaching dossier including teaching evaluations
  • Samples of course outlines 
  • Brief statement of past and current research

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