Assistant Professor in General Linguistics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University

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Job Ad: Assistant Professor in General Linguistics

The School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position with a specialization in Linguistics. The position requires a Ph.D. in Linguistics, or a closely related field. A successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate through graduate courses in General Linguistics (Semantics, Pragmatics), Applied Linguistics (Translation Studies or Language Acquisition), Anthropological Linguistics, Research Methods in Linguistics. We seek a candidate with an exemplary and ongoing record of research, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, commitment to active involvement in the life of the Department and the School, and a capability to advise undergraduate and graduate students in the track of linguistics, and to mentor senior undergraduates in application to graduate programs. An ideal candidate would also have experience in either corpus linguistics, or instructional technology and computational linguistics.

This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, it carries a 2/2 teaching load.

The Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures (LLL) at SHSS currently has eleven full-time and 3 part-time faculty representing a variety of disciplines in the domain of languages, linguistics and national literatures. The LLL Department has one of the fastest growing major counts in the School and is adding an array of literature, linguistics and language course offerings in the 2018-2019 academic year. The LLL Department’s program is also integrated into the graduate program in Eurasian Studies, an interdisciplinary MA and PhD program, and as such an ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to the Eurasian Studies both in terms of research and teaching.

The LLL Department is housed within the School of Humanities & Social Sciences which offers six majors and has approximately 700 students.

Nazarbayev University is a modern, English-language institution based on best practices drawn from partner higher education institutions in the US, UK and Singapore. The strategic partner for SHSS and the Department is the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nazarbayev University is located in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana.

The position comes with a salary and benefit package that are highly competitive, including:

 

  • Housing based on family size and rank;
  • A relocation allowance;
  • Air tickets to home country, twice per year;
  • No-cost medical insurance with global coverage;
  • An educational allowance for children.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Enquiries and applications should be directed to hr.shss@nu.edu.kz. For fullest consideration, please, apply by April 10, 2017.