Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Post-Doctoral Fellow



Graduate School of Education

Post Title

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Project Area


Post Duration

2 years (Contract renewable upon good performance review)

Reports to

Principal Investigator

start of Job

 January 2018

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Job Description

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education (NUGSE) has two full-time post-doctoral research vacancies. NUGSE Teaching and research areas include: Inclusive Education, Higher Education, Multilingual Education and School Education. The post-doctoral fellow position is an advanced academic research position, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator. Limited teaching may also be part of the portfolio of activities.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate   possession of   advanced research skills, and show competences in the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications and  dissemination of scholarly works, the development of funding proposals, and the supervision and mentorship of graduate students, along with the opportunity to develop own skills in research led teaching.               

Salary: Competitive salary is offered  (available on request)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of your Principal Investigator.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator, your School or Institute, or the University.
  • Support your Principal Investigator and research group in the design and development of the research programme.
  • Support, if required, the development of proposals for research funding.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged as directed by, with the support of, and under the supervision of, your Principal Investigator.
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute.
  • Take responsibility as requested for day-to-day advice and support of graduate research students associated with your research group.
  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in your School and Institute.
  • Carry out administrative and management duties associated with your programme of research.

Selection Criteria 

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.  Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

Job Requirements

  • PhD in Education
  • Demonstrated understanding of operational requirements for a successful research project, and of resources management.
  • Knowledge and application of the principles underpinning successful grant application
  • Proven ability to identify and fulfil the academic writing requirements for target publications
  • Proven record of working with team members and PhD students to help build their research skills and knowledge and to support and guide their professional development
  • Generate  new ideas and links, and builds upon existing ideas to generate unique concepts and solutions

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of ethics in research
  • Able to apply advanced technological skills in research

Further Information for Candidates 

Closing Date

1st  December 2017

Required documents for Application

Comprehensive CV

letter of application

2 reference letters

Copies of all qualifications

Method of Recruitment

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to our standard recruitment procedures which will include an interview, background check and vetting of qualifications

How to Apply

Application should  be send by email before the closing date to   

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered          

Contact Person & Enquiries about the post

Jason Sparks: Acting Dean: Graduate School of Education