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Open Rank Position in Geology, School of Mining and Geosciences
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Jul. 11, 2023
Title Open Rank Position in Geology, School of Mining and Geosciences
University Nazarbayev University
Astana, Kazakhstan
Department School of Mining and Geosciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 10, 2023
  • Post-Doc
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Geology/Geosciences - General
    Geology - Geophysics
    Geology - Tectonics/Structure
    Geology - Hydrogeology

Company Description

Nazarbayev University is a modern, English-speaking research-intensive academic institution located in Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan’s capital and the heart of Eurasia. Kazakhstan is linked to Asia and Europe and has a mission to develop a knowledge economy, based on strong and robust institutions, including Nazarbayev University. Admission and progression are entirely merit-based and integrate professor-led teaching and research starting on day one as a freshman.

NU is an autonomous English language university with a mandate for world class research. International faculty from 60 countries and international students from 30 countries create a strong and ambitious scholarly community, willing to take leadership roles. The University offers doctoral, master's and bachelor’s programs to over 6,100 students in Sciences and Humanities, Business, Education, Engineering and Digital Sciences, Medicine, Mining and Geosciences and Public Policy. The University hosts the most advanced scientific research laboratories in the region, with over 70 laboratories and a data center.

We’re more than a novelty. NU is providing a higher education that prepares graduates for success in an age of globalization and technological disruption. Nazarbayev University, established in 2010, is the country’s flagship academic institution with aspirations to become a global-level research university. This is the first university in Kazakhstan which is guided by the principles of autonomy and academic freedom.


The School of Mining and Geosciences (hereinafter – the SMG) is seeking outstanding researcher with an earned PhD degree in Geological Sciences, a proven research track record and teaching experience commensurate with appointment rank. Candidates with fracture experience and/or carbonate experience are particularly urged to apply to support an industry consortia-funded research project.

Early career carbonate geologists with research interests in structural geology with fracture experience are particularly urged to apply to support an industry consortia-funded research project.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

(1) teaching undergraduate and/or graduate level courses, such as structural geology, geodynamics, geophysics, hydrogeology, and/or field geology,

(2) establishing world-class research projects in partnership with the local industry and international partners, and

(3) mentoring junior faculty.

Workload is distributed between teaching, research and service activities.


- Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required;

- Strong planning and organizational skills;

- Project and team management skills;

- Supervision and mentoring skills;

- Outstanding analytical skills and critical/creative thinking;

- Excellent communication and presentation skills;

- Exceptional attention to detail;

- Tact and understanding;

- Ability to work in diverse teams and settings

Additional information

The appointment is a 3-year renewable contract subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive remuneration package for international faculty members includes:

§  internationally competitive salary;

§  annual holiday leave of 56 calendar days;

§  two flights for the appointee and dependents to their home country per year;

§  international health insurance;

§  rent-free apartment for the appointee and dependents; and,

§  relocation allowance including air fare for the appointee and dependents.

Application packages should consist of a cover letter, CV, and a statement of research interests.

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