Assistant or Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Digital Sciences

  • Qabanbay batry av. 53, Нур-Султан, Нур-Султан, Kazakhstan
  • Full-time
  • Job Type: Faculty

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.

Job Description

The School of Engineering and Digital Sciences of Nazarbayev University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position for outstanding candidate to join the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

Candidates must possess an earned PhD degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering from a reputable Western university. Candidates must, during their prior career, have demonstrated excellence in research, learning and teaching and external engagement. A sustained and successful track record of attaining research or commercial funding and publication in internationally recognised quality journals associated with high scopus h-index are essential. An ideal candidate will be willing to work in a team to deliver teaching and research related to broad area of Mechanical, Aeronautics and Space Engineering. The candidate research interests should complement and augment the MAE Department's existing strengths in energy and thermofluids, applied mechanics, bio-engineering, engineering design, materials and manufacturing, aerospace propulsion, flight mechanics, and aeroelasticity.


PhD degree in related subject area from a reputable Western university with appropriate experience and a sound research record.

Additional Information

What we offer:

-       Competitive salary and 2-course teaching load per semester

-       Generous research time

-       Research seed grants and other competitive research funding opportunities

-       Selected conference and travel funding

-       International health insurance

-       Expatriate benefits (rent-free housing, home travel (two per annum), assistance for relocation expenses including air fares for the appointee and dependents)

-       Paid home leave of 56 days per annum


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

Application Information: Applicants should complete on-line application form and upload a detailed CV, three reference letters, and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. 

‍For informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Essam Shehab, Head of Mechanical and Aerospace Department, email: [email protected].

Deadline: open until filled.

Applications require to complete on-line application form accompanied by a cover letter, CV and three reference letters. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review.