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Chair of the Department of Physics of the School of Sciences and Humanities
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Nov. 13, 2019
Title Chair of the Department of Physics of the School of Sciences and Humanities
University Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan , Kazakhstan
Department School of Sciences and Humanities
Application Deadline Nov. 30, 2019
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Physics - General

The Department of Physics in the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) is seeking a full-time Chair to lead the Department in implementing a shared vision for its future in research and teaching excellence. The chair will be responsible for supporting the Department’s ongoing efforts to increase research funding and outcomes, to promote inter-disciplinary research with the STEM departments of the school (biology, chemistry, mathematics) as well and with the School of Engineering and Digital Science, to strengthen our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and improve experimental research infrastructure. The Chair will provide leadership toward achieving the highest possible level of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The Chair will maintain a teaching and research program commensurate with current University strengths and advance the Physics Department’s role as a key player of the School of Sciences and Humanities in Nazarbayev University community. As Chair of the Department, the successful candidate will serve on the School’s Executive Committee and represent the interests of the Department in various contexts while also maintaining an active research agenda and a reduced teaching load.

Successful candidates should hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in physics or in a related field and a track record of academic and research achievements suitable for appointment as Professor. Prior experience in administration is a strong plus.

Additional Information
Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including:
competitive compensation;
free housing (based on rank and family size);
relocation allowance;
international health insurance for the faculty and dependents living in Nur-Sultan;
educational allowance for dependent children relocated to Nur-Sultan;
home leave allowance (air tickets to the home country, twice per year);
research start-up funds are available.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received before December 1.
Please follow this link to apply:…

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining qualifications and vision for the department, a detailed CV including a list of publications, and research & teaching statements to and to the Chair of the Search Committee Jean-Jacques Zondy Successful appointments are expected to begin in August 2020. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about the Department Physics at the School of Sciences and Humanities at our website

For inquiries regarding the recruitment process and benefits package, please, contact our HR team at

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Contact Information

    School of Sciences and Humanities
    Nazarbayev University
  • 8 (7172)706668


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