Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

  • Qabanbay Batyr Ave, Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan
  • Full-time

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.

VISION:

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

MISSION:

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, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Job Description

Nazarbayev University is a new Western style, English-speaking university established in 2011. The University is well-endowed with substantial support from the government and aspire to be a top research University in the region. Significant research infrastructure, including a new research building and advanced facilities, has been established. The University is expected to grow from a student population of 5000 this year to 8000 by 2025 with a significant increase in the number of graduate students.

 

Nazarbayev University's School of Engineering and Digital Sciences invites applications for a full-time Head of Department in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) to begin in September/October 2019. The successful applicant is expected to provide leadership in all aspects of the department including the academic programs as well as the research activities of the department. The next few years will be crucial for the CEE Department. Further resources are expected to be injected in support for both undergraduate teaching and research for the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences. The Head of the CEE Department will be responsible for guiding and overseeing the Department to ascertain excellence in both learning and teaching as well as research within the Department.  The Head of Department manages the academic staff and teaching assistants and is the primary responsible person for human resource management. In view of the expansion of the Department and the School, the Head of Department will be involved heavily in capacity building in terms of infrastructure and staff. The Head of Department is a standing member of the School Board and reports to the Dean of the School.

Required qualifications: a Ph.D. degree from a reputed university in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate should have significant academic leadership capabilities and possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills. He/she should demonstrate relevant experience in academic program development. The Head of Department is encouraged to participate in research and teaching activities. 

The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and 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.

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

Review of applications begins in July/August 2019 and continues until positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about NUSENG at seng.nu.edu.kz and departmental information at www.nuece.info.

 Applications require a cover letter, C.V., teaching statement, research statement, copies of three best papers, a selected list of not more than 20 best publications, and three letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review.

Additional Information

The School of Engineering and Digital Sciences provides a student-centered holistic approach to educating engineers who will be future leaders of Kazakhstani industry sectors. The life of an engineering student is filled with exciting activities. Besides lectures, tutorials, laboratories and traditional coursework, at NU School of Engineering and Digital Sciences there are many project-based assignments, competitions, exhibitions, workshops, industry visits and organized problem-solving discussions that will enable our students not only to “think outside the box”, but also to gain valuable experience.

More details can be found at: https://seng.nu.edu.kz/

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