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Founding Faculty Positions in Data Science
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2019
Title Founding Faculty Positions in Data Science
University Nazarbayev University
Astana, Kazakhstan
Department School of Science and Technology
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2019
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Post-Doc
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Computer/Information Sciences
    Sciences - General

Founding Faculty Positions in Data Science

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 a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package with free housing (based on rank and family size), a relocation allowance, home leave travel (twice per year), health care coverage and an educational allowance for dependent children.

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 March 31st, 2019. Successful appointments are expected to begin in August 1st, 2019. For more information please visit
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