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Faculty Members at All Ranks for the New Program in Data Science in the School of Science and Techno
Nazarbayev University

  • Jan. 29, 2018
  • Faculty Members at All Ranks for the New Program in Data Science in the School of Science and Techno
  • Data Science
  • Nazarbayev University
    Astana, Astana
  • Feb. 15, 2018
  • Aug. 5, 2018
  • Post-Doc
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences
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Nazarbayev University is seeking full-time founding faculty members at all ranks for its new program in Data Science in the School of Science and Technology (SST). Applicants with research interests in data mining, machine learning, knowledge engineering, business analytics, visualization, optimization, statistics, big data, bioinformatics, cognitive computing and network science are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree from a reputable research university, a demonstrated ability for research, excellent English-language communication skills and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position responsibilities include curricular and program development, establishment of an independent research program, teaching an average load of two courses per semester, and other activities related to the launch of the new program in Data Science.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most recognized names in international Higher Education. Admission to NU is highly competitive; the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. SST programs emphasize student-oriented learning, hands-on lab experiences, and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 10:1.

The NU campus is located in Astana, 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.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:

  • competitive compensation;
  • free housing based on family size and rank;
  • relocation allowance;
  • no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
  • educational allowance for children
  • air tickets to home country, twice per year

Application Information: Applicants should send a cover letter and detailed CV with publications to Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than February 15th, 2018. Successful appointments are expected to begin in August 5th, 2018. For more information please visit

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  • Saltanat Malgizhdarova, HR Manager
    Data Science
    Nazarbayev University
    Kabanbay Batyr Ave 53
    Astana, Astana 010000
  • +77172709105


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