Professor in Electrical and Computer 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.


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

Job Description

The  School of Engineering and Digital Sciences invites applications for a full-time Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, to be a fit in any of the following broad categories:

  1. Smart systems for Electrical Machines, Grids, Power Systems and Power Electronics

  2. Machine learning and artificial Intelligence applied to Electrical Engineering

  3. Emerging areas of Electrical Engineering - new proven devices, circuits, systems and signal processing

Required qualifications: a PhD degree from a reputed university in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate should have academic leadership capabilities and possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills. Only active researchers with a growing scientific profile will be considered. Applicants with top publications relative to the area of work in IEEE journals, Nature, Science etc will only be considered. 

Initial appointment is on a 3-year renewable contract and subsequent appointments can be 5-year/3-year renewable subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include: Internationally competitive salary; A startup grant for conference travels and building collaborations; Holiday leave of 56 days per annum; Two flights for the appointee and dependents home per annum; International health insurance; Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents; 

Review of applications begins in October, 2019 and continues until positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about NUSENG at Applications require a C.V. and, copies of three best papers. 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.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV together with a statement of teaching and research plans through the online submission

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